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Bad Waitress Breakfast Joint & Coffee Shop

2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
+1 612-872-7575
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hash browns” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to go somewhere different this year for my birthday so we decided to try the Bad Waitress. Good choice. Yes they were busy and people were waiting. The hostess explained how we fill out an order ticket. Eggs Benedict are my favorite but...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us had breakfast on Sunday September 3. The portions are big! I had the "Out of This World" a scramble with hash browns and veggies all mixed together. Delicious. You write down your order, take it to the cashier and pay and then...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 1 August 2017

At first, I thought the restaurant's name was a light-hearted reference to a common complaint. As it turns out, the name is a pointed reference to the customer — who is, in fact, the waitress. The concept is: 1. The customer fills out the order...More

Thank HowdyDoody4
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My friend and I thought diner food would be nice, so we went here. We had to wait to be seated, and that wasn't so bad. Maybe 5 minutes. We were informed how to order and had a lot of fun doing so. Then it...More

Thank StevenLaVigne
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Was here for a late breakfast with a couple of friends over the weekend. Really cool atmosphere and comfortable seating. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing. I had a macchiato, american fries, and "The Matador" (Scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, cheese, chorizo). Good...More

Thank Jessie F
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I can't rave enough about the cappuccino here it was amazing, a small one was definitely not enough. I also had the eggs Benedict where you get to choose your protein. The food here was good. You walk to the counter to order and pay...More

Thank Amach0000
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were nearby on a late Sunday morning, waiting for the MIA to open and decided to stop in. What a pleasant surprise! We were greeted repeatedly by staff, were given the 101 on how to order and had excellent food. Our party ordered toast...More

Thank MidwestMomTraveler
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My friend and I went here for lunch after a morning at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and were so glad we did. When you are seated, there will be an order pad at your table. Take one and fill it out by using the...More

Thank Theresa989
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I just tried breakfast here after living in the Twin Cities for over 35 years. Don't waste your time at this restaurant. It's overpriced, has a strange ordering concept, is void of any ambience and the food is marginal at best. I would sooner avoid...More

2  Thank Coventryman
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We tried the NE Bad Waitress on a slow weekend afternoon - it's in our neighborhood so hoped for the best. We will not be back. They have been open a few weeks now, and don't have all of the beers that they list on...More

Thank Minneapolis_MNLegs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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