Nothing beats the convenience of a breakfast sandwich in the morning; simply grab and eat on the go or hunker down at your desk. Whether your breakfast preferences lean more hearty or healthy, indulge yourself during the most important meal of the day with the best breakfast sandwiches in Minnesota.
How Sweet It Is
320 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
How Sweet It Is has a reputation for satiating sweet tooth cravings, but many might be surprised to learn that this elegant bakery can banish breakfast cravings with its super-sized and super-satisfying breakfast sandwich. Have it your way with a fully customizable sandwich, selecting from a range of meats, cheeses and veggies on your choice of an English muffin or a croissant. Made fresh to order, you’ll be ready to devour your breakfast creation after ogling all of the other goodies How Sweet It Is has on display. Open at 8 a.m. every weekday morning, leave for work a little early and treat yourself to a savory breakfast sandwich.
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1839 E. 42nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Colossal Café’s locally sourced, made-from-scratch breakfast sandwiches will not only satisfy your hunger, but are an affordable option you can feel good about eating. Choose from a variety of sandwiches ranging from the vegetarian-friendly egg and cheese to one served up sans eggs for meat-and-cheese lovers, served on your choice of homemade biscuit, flapper or toast. Bring cold hard cash or your checkbook to the Minneapolis location or you’ll be denied breakfast sandwich heaven; fantastic plastic is happily accepted at the St. Paul location. Colossal Café is open early, with breakfast available until 3 p.m. at both locations.
Sun Street Breads
4600 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
If you have a hankering for a fresh biscuit, Sun Street Breads serves up some seriously tasty breakfast biscuit sandwiches. Satisfy comfort food cravings with a southern fried biscuit topped with fried chicken and bacon and smothered with sausage gravy, or opt for the biscuit royal, which is topped with a crepe filled with Swiss cheese and mushrooms and completed with a layer of greens if you’d like a healthier option. Sun Street Breads biscuit sandwiches are served all day, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., so enjoy breakfast when it’s convenient for you. And if you need a little pick-me-up, snag a cup of Dogwood coffee to perk yourself up on your way out.
French Meadow Bakery & Café
2610 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
French Meadow is a great option for those with dietary restrictions like vegans or the gluten-intolerant (or those who just enjoy a good meal), as this popular eatery is a proud purveyor of organic, healthy breakfast options. From organic sprouted bagels and cream cheese to breakfast croissant sandwiches, breakfast is made fresh to order. Chow down on a breakfast burrito or quesadilla if you’re in the mood for something different and sip a latte while you wait. If you forgot to grab breakfast in your morning rush to the airport, forget in-flight dining and snag yourself a breakfast sandwich while you wait to board. Check out French Meadow’s newest location in St. Paul.
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921 W. Saint Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Whether you’re just passing through or you’re planning a local get-together, Jule’s Bistro in St. Cloud is not to be overlooked. Jule’s is known in the area for its fresh, imaginative offerings. Enjoy options ranging from the roasted red pepper and goat cheese panini to avocado portabella Reubens fit for vegetarians to apple ham panini and tuna caper berry sandwiches for carnivores. Come to Jule’s from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Saturday, to enjoy its locally-sourced breakfast options.
A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.