Thursday, January 13, 2011

Breakfast at The Copper Dome

It's been so long since I last recapped brunch with the girls that I almost forgot I had this one, so apologies in advance that it's a little dated.

For one of our most recent Sunday brunch excursions, we decided on The Copper Dome Restaurant in Saint Paul. The Copper Dome is one of those unique little treasures that might go unnoticed to the untrained Saint Paul eye. In fact, even though I'd driven by it probably a hundred times during my brief stint working at an electronics store in Inver Grove Heights in college, I had never been before this visit.
The decor is kitschy - touting one of the largest collections of flower mill antiques and breakfast memorabilia in Minnesota - which may be one of the things I like best about it. It also has a small claim to fame in that  during his 2008 presidential campaign, Barrack Obama stopped in at the Copper Dome to visit the fine citizens of Saint Paul.
I ordered the "Famous Hashbrown Breakfast Platter" with three strips of bacon, two country fresh eggs over easy, whole wheat toast and grated Idaho Hashbrown potatoes, all for the low, low price of $6.65. Greasy spoon perfection.

Plus, we had the most precious older woman as our server who buzzed about making sure everyone's water glasses stayed full and plates were cleared almost immediately (she may have been a bit eager to hurry us along as the Dome closes at 2 p.m.). 

And while the Copper Dome has yet to join the 21st century to accept credit cards, and our server may have been a bit unknowingly aloof in her rush to get us out of there, I'm not sure there's a thing I'd change about the place. It's rich in character, and that's probably what's kept it in business since 1960.


  1. Two observations: The best water glass fillers do it without you noticing. That's a lot of potatoes for two strips of bacon.

    Have had this place in my target for a while, tried to go once but opted for another place with less of a wait.

    Questions:Are they supposed to be over hard or over easy? They look in between!

  2. Erik - she certainly didn't go unnoticed, that's for sure :) And, yes, it was a lot of could pick your meat somewhat a la carte, but I just went with a basic three-strip bacon selection.

    The eggs may have been just in between easy and medium, but still enough yolk for my toast. You should check it out and let me know what you think if you do!

  3. While I'm not often too crazy about greasy food for lunch or dinner...I love it for breakfast! There is something about fried potatoes and yummy bacon that just makes me happy! Now I'm hungry:)