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Keys Cafe & Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
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1960 W Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025-1381
+1 651-982-2929
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff needs work! There are a few great ones but very few. Food is good and the variety is nice but every time we come in, we ask ourselves why we keep coming back. So disappointing. It could be the best place in town but it isn't because of the service.

Thank Aja V
West Allis, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Very good food and bakery, although it is a little pricey. Had decent service and the restaurant was clean

Thank whagre
Eagan, Minnesota
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This can be a great place to eat depending on the day. Food is normally excellent and portions are very good however, it can also be disappointing. Our last experience included a burned hamburger which was 1/3 lb vs. 1/2 lb and a Monte Cristo that was cold and below average. The service was good and they probably would have... More 

Thank MikeInEagan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The place is obviously popular...filling with customers on a weekday morning. The service was very good and there were no complaints from the gals who had standard breakfasts. But two of us had omelets, and they were lacking. My Loon Omelet ("Two eggs with Minnesota wild rice, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, provolone cheese, and a mushroom cream sauce") offered canned mushrooms... More 

Thank Anniversary_minded
Boyceville, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The hotel we stayed at was very close to the Keys Café, we decided to eat there verses the hotel breakfast. The food was very good the portions are huge the staff was very friendly.

Thank Tom H
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went for breakfast and were not disappointed at all in the service or the food. All the servers were friendly, and the food came out super fast. We had way to much to eat in one sitting so took half of each entree home. The muffins were out of this world good! They have a good thing at this... More 

Thank TravelDebIowa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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368 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I eat here at least twice a month. Usually for breakfast. The corned beef hash is awesome and so are the omelets. For lunch, you can't go wrong with the Club Sandwich. It's made with real roasted turkey. Not deli meat. If you want a slice of the best chocolate cake around, stop by the bakery counter.

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
Neenah, WI
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were a party of 14 people for breakfast. I had called ahead and we were seated promptly as soon as everyone arrived. The waitress was fantastic - friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. The pancakes were enormous and wonderful. I highly recommend.

Thank hopecod
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great home cooked food. It is a little over priced. You get what you pay for. Quiet atmosphere. YUMMY desserts!!!

Thank MamaKritti6
Forest Lake, MN
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We used to visit the Keys in White Bear Lake a few times a year. We weren't too sure if Keys would make it in Forest Lake, but we're sure glad that it did. The breakfast menu is to die for, especially on Saturday or Sunday mornings. There is normally a wait out the door. Trust me, it's worth it.... More 

Thank MerlynDalamar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 W Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025-1381
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-982-2929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?