Easter Sunday is a time for reflection and for getting together with family and all the loved ones you hold dear. Whatever you do for Easter Sunday, whatever your faith, it’s always good to see those friendly faces around you and take the time to appreciate what you have. What better way to do that then a hearty, delicious brunch? Reserve a table for everyone you hold dear at one of these local restaurants.
Lake Elmo Inn
3442 Lake Elmo Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Consistently one of the best places for brunch, Lake Elmo Inn will give you a luxurious dining experience. The selections are awe-inspiring. Plus there is plenty of room to bring the whole family. Located in a secluded area with surrounding natural beauty will surely invoke your spirituality; arriving at Lake Elmo Inn feels like finding a hidden gem that is there only for you. Hunker down for good old-fashioned brunch with your family and loved ones and enjoy the holiday in the best way possible.
3804 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Easter Brunch will never be the same. Grand Café goes above and beyond with its food, and it’s likely that the entire meal will be spent in silence as every diner just enjoys their food. A welcoming atmosphere, nice but still casual décor, and always charming service will make a great experience for the whole family.
412 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
With the St. Paul Cathedral standing tall in the distance, overlooking downtown where brunch at Meritage awaits, it’s an almost fantastical place for brunch. The beautiful location is secondary to the amazing plates offered for brunch. You can’t go wrong with the classics, of course, and the omelet du jour will make both grandma and junior happy. There is nothing more satisfying than good food with good people. On a day like Easter Sunday, a day of reflection and for spending time with family, where would you rather be than eating amazing food and enjoying the company of your loved ones?
Day By Day Cafe
477 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
For a much more homey and casual brunch, Day By Day Café is perfect for groups of any size. The comfort food mentality of this restaurant will delight as it is completely family-friendly; you can be sure that everyone in your party will be pleased. What better way to finish up this important day than to fill your stomach and your soul will goodness? This is that place. After eating, pack everybody up and head down 7th Street in St. Paul.
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
There’s something about brunch at this picturesque Inn that just feels right. Maybe it is the location, with the river flowing by and the Minneapolis skyline soaring, creating a mix of tranquility and urban movement. Maybe it’s the big windows letting in bright natural light as you enjoy classic brunch offerings. Maybe it is the food itself, the kind of comfort food, the gravy, the ham, the eggs, the fresh fruit, that you crave for brunch. Whatever the reason, it remains an ideal place for that post-Easter Sunday service meal.
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Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.