Best of Breakfast at Al's
This James Beard America’s Classics winner hangs its medal modestly behind the bar with just about everything else: currency and postcards from around the world, cups, hot sauce, a pile of plastic dinosaurs, and yellow booklet records of regulars who pre-paid for their breakfasts (a tradition stemming from railroad workers who would deposit a portion of their monthly paychecks to guarantee getting fed even when their funds started to run low). Only 14 stools fit counter-side in this 10-foot-wide diner, the narrowest in the city. Those waiting for a seat will hover jealously behind those being served breakfast favorites like buttermilk blueberry pancakes, jelly omelets, the Jose (poached egg, salsa, and hash browns), corned beef hash, and bacon waffles.
By Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
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413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Sun 9am - 1pm
Mon - Sat 6am - 1pm
Fri, Sat 6pm - 1am