The omelet is the perfect all-day breakfast and a wonderful brunch dish. To make a simple omelet at home, whip together a few eggs and milk. Simmer the mixture in a pan or skillet until  firm. In a few minutes, you have an omelet. But it’s okay to leave the cookware in the pantry in favor of a nice local eatery. Cafes and diners in metro and suburban Minnesota serve up some of the tastiest omelets.
Pannekoeken Huis
4995 Excelsior Blvd.
St Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 920-2120
www.pannekoeken-mn.com

Breakfast is a specialty at this Dutch pancake house. Pannekoeken Huis serves breakfast all day. The omelets, often directionally branded (Southwestern, Western or Eastern, depending on what’s packed in), are made from Dutch recipes. But it’s not the cheese, sausages or other fillings that make the omelets mouthwatering. It’s the winsome Dutch country culinary touch that goes into making the omelet. After the meal, order a pannekoek from a smorgasbord of dessert pancakes. Or, enjoy your breakfast omelet with a platter of crisp, but moist, Dutch potato pancakes or assorted griddle cakes.

Jensen’s Café
12750 Nicollet Ave., S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 808-0500
www.jensenscafe.com

The breakfast omelets are to live and dine for. Choose up to three omelet fillings. Jensen’s omelets are baked instead of pan fried. Oven temperature control makes the omelet firm but tender, without the puddly texture. Any day of the week, except for Sunday, you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner from Jensen’s for home delivery. Or you can dine at Jensen’s any day of the week. But on Sunday, the café closes at 3 p.m.

Valley Diner
15322 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 698-1810
www.valley-diner.com

The omelets at this cozy Apple Valley diner are nearly as big as the heart of Texas. But you needn’t travel to the Lone Star state for a big rodeo omelet. Each omelet is a bit of American comfort, Southwestern, Mediterranean, and south of the border fare. Try omelets stuffed with gyro meat or filled with chili, chicken and vegetables, or simple veggies. You can also build your own omelet with your choice of three ingredients. Here’s a dining tip: omelet with a hearty side of versatile hash browns. Some hash browns come with gravy.

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Uptown Diner
2548 Hennepin Ave., S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 874-0481
www.uptown-diner.com

If a meat omelet gives heartfelt satisfaction, you’ll love the gyro or meat lover’s omelet. If too much meat causes heartburn, there are veggie and fresh fruit options. You can build your omelet from three of many ingredients. Enhance with sides of bacon, corn bread, sweet potato home fries, sausage and toast or house cinnamon rolls. Uptown Diner whips up omelets from three farm fresh eggs.

Maria’s Café
1113 East Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-9842
www.mariascafe.com

You might be familiar with huevos rancheros. But if you’ve never tasted a Colombian omelet, Pablo’s Omelet is a breakfast wonder. Filled with rice, refried beans, grilled onion, cheddar cheese and tomato, and topped with house made salsa, this is an omelet to remember. Maria’s Café also has traditional North American omelets with meat, cheese and vegetable fillings. A charming and cozy diner favorite, this café has received awards for its breakfast menu, salsa and pancakes.

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Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.
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