Breakfast burritos are a great way to energize you. They can include meat, veggies, cheese and eggs – all great things with which to start your day. You can find them on the menu at many places around the Twin Cities, but make a special trip to one of these establishments if you’re looking for a breakfast burrito that will be remembered by your taste buds long after the last bite.

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French Meadow Bakery
2601 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-7855

The French Meadow on Lyndale in Uptown was made for breakfast and brunch. It serves dinner, but its breakfast foods are absolutely delicious. The breakfast burrito ($10) is a standout on the menu. It features organic scrambled eggs, black bean chili, scallions, hash browns, cheddar cheese and chipotle sour cream in a flour tortilla with toast to boot. You can add a side of bacon or bison sausage if you’d like that extra helping of meat.

Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 521-7401

After spending seven years on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Butter has made its new home on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. Its breakfast menu is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and has a nice list of choices, but if it’s a burrito you crave, you’re in luck. This joint has one for you. Butter Bakery’s breakfast burrito ($8) is filled with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and salsa and is smothered in a vegan black bean chili. Its menu offers your additional choice of meat ($1.50) from bacon, ham or sausage to customize your burrito experience.

Highland Grill
771 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 690-1173

As one of the restaurants in the Blue Plate Restaurant Group, The Highland Grill is a neighborhood gem to the Mac-Groveland area in St. Paul. It serves up great food any time of day and breakfast is no exception. The breakfast burrito ($10.75) is one of Highland Grill’s specials and is filled with scrambled eggs, pulled pork, cheddar cheese and Highland Grill hash browns and is topped with lime sour cream and salsa. It’s a plate that is sure to fill your stomach and kick off your morning right.

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Burrito Union
1332 E. 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 728-4414

Burrito Union in Duluth is one of the best places to eat a burrito on the North Shore. It offers seven special burritos all with their own unique twist and as an added bonus, and depending on your hunger level, you can order the burritos ‘one fisted’ or ‘two fisted.’ If you’re feeling a little fishy, try the Baltic Burrito ($8.49/$10.99). It’s packed with cabbage, cheese, salsa and pan-seared cajun-spiced cod and served with a house-made remoulade on the side.

Burrito Loco
418 13th Ave. S.E.
Dinkytown, MN 55414
(612) 746-5626

A list of best burritos couldn’t be complete without a nod to Burrito Loco in Dinkytown. This burrito joint was started by two alumni from the University of Minnesota. Who better to know what college kids on campus want? While the burritos aren’t designated for breakfast, you can order them whenever you’d like and your stomach will be happy you did. If you don’t need eggs for breakfast, try out the ole’ stand by, aptly named, The Loco ($6.99). It has your choice of meat (steak chicken, bbq chicken, buffalo chicken, pork or ground beef), cheese, rice and lettuce, and your choice of home made sour creams (regular seasoned or ranch) and salsas (bbq, buffalo and enchilada). You can order the Loco over and over and never have the same burrito twice with all of the mix-and-match ingredients.

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Amber Ranzau lives on the edge of Uptown in Minneapolis and is a gal about town. She frequents the local restaurant scene, loves to support new and local businesses, follows the latest and greatest fashion and design trends, and she does all of this while working as an interior designer, spending time with her man, The Specialist, and taking care of her two goldfish Felix and Petunia and their tankmate Huey the Snail. Her work can be found at