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Bad Waitress Breakfast Joint & Coffee Shop

$$ - $$$
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2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
+1 612-872-7575
07:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a go-to spot for breakfast with friends. Imaginative menu of well-prepared, wholesome food. While the "place your own order, get your own coffee" routine is a bit strange, service once you're seated is excellent. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, even when the place is packed.

Thank LynBizz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous but it took close to an hour to get it. We had another appointment so really didn't get to enjoy the delightful meal. Yes, you should go, but plan plenty of time.

Thank Sue D
Maple Grove, MN
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to come here often to kill time, now I come just for a special cup of coffee. It's a bit hipster but that's part of what makes it fun. The coffee options are good and they'll make something that's not on the list so the baristas are probably a bit more professional than you average Starbucks place.

Thank Lomunchi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met before going to MIA. Food was very good. I had the Matador scramble. Service was excellent as we were before the crowd. I recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice now, and both times were excellent. There were only small things to be bothered by but they are easily explainable. One, its expensive, however they serve fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients so with that considered expensive is to be expected. The other, the wait time for your meal. While it is explainable it isn't necessarily... More 

Thank Bobbie B
Suffield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The "Bad Waitress" is a unique restaurant with unique service. The name appears to be a reversed "pun" which appears to mean for you, -- the patron -- to grab a pad & pencil, fill it out, bring to the counter, pay ... And, only then will good food & service await & be brought out to your table --... More 

Thank 583yvonne
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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765 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went there for breakfast on a Friday morning, and it was lots of People there. One has to Write what one is going to have from the menue and then walk to the Counter With the order. The Food and drinks are taken to the table by the very Nice and friendly waitress.The Food is good and the portions... More 

Thank Ingeborg56
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

You just fill out a order sheet at your table and bring up to the counter and pay. They bring the food to your table when ready. Fun decorations.

Thank wanttobetraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spicy Mexican, not typical in Minnesota. Salad looked like a work of art. Amusing staff. Breakfast serving could serve two easily.

Thank nette272015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Loved the concept of the restaurant and it's tongue in cheek operations. There were only two complaints, the vegan in our party could not get his french fries cooked in oil that hadn't seen meat. My grief was with the bacon. Too rubbery and fatty.

Thank weefoodtour

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-7575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?