Sunday, November 1, 2009

Breakfast at Our Kitchen

Yesterday finally marked my first visit to Our Kitchen, a tiny little breakfast spot on 36th and Bryant in Minneapolis. My friend swears by it and was giddy with excitement when she learned I'd never been.

The restaurant literally has a max occupancy of about 20 people. I counted 15 while we were there, taking up nearly every nook and cranny at the counter and two window-facing counters.

The main counter faces the grill, so you get to watch your food come together. There are three staff - a cook and two servers. They're friendly and make you feel right at home.
I ordered the "Kitchen Special" - two eggs, hash browns, sausage, wheat toast and orange juice (in place of coffee). My meal was fantastic, and I ate nearly every bite.

The hash browns were thick bites of potato with a nice, slightly crunchy top layer. The sausage was well-seasoned, and the eggs were perfectly prepared - runny enough to dunk the toast but firm enough to still eat with a fork.
In short, Our Kitchen reminded me of a non-alcoholic, smaller version of Cheers. Filled mostly with regulars, the staff greeted many people by name...and this newbie with a smile and great service.

I spent the rest of yesterday afternoon with my friend baking. I'm pleased to report that my pumpkin bars were amazing, courtesy of this Paula Deen recipe.


  1. Hey there! Thanks for the comment on my blog...I love finding new MSP bloggers. Adding you to my Google Reader now :)

  2. I love little places like that. The food is usually amazing and affordable.