50th Street Cafe

My pal Jess and I try to do lunch together at least once every couple of weeks. She works from home a couple days a week, which is right near my office. I saw a pretty great deal through GrouponNOW for 50th Street Café in Edina; $8 for $15 worth of food at lunchtime. Neither of us had ever been there, so we decided to try it out.

50th Street Café is located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. The 50th and France area of Edina is very upscale, with lots of boutique shops and restaurants. This restaurant is seemingly a misfit in the area, and is more reminiscent of a classic small-town diner.

We decided to try out 2 of their salads and split them between us. We also agreed that the pineapple upside-down pancakes were far too intriguing not to try (duh!).

Pineapple upside-down pancake with housemade vanilla creme and cinnamon butter:

O….M….G. This was absolutely fabulous.

Buffalo Chicken Salad: Chopped romaine, carrots, celery, blue cheese crumbles, and sautéed buffalo chicken breast:

Lime Cilantro Chicken Salad: Mixed field greens, chicken, corn, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, Monterrey jack cheese, cilantro, and lime vinaigrette:

The salads were just okay…not bad, but it’s obvious that breakfast is the real fan favorite at 50th Street Café, so I’d prefer to judge my first experience on that amazing pancake instead.

The Bottom Line

I love the “homey” feel of this place. It feels like a small-town diner. I would really like to come back on a weekend morning for breakfast. An entire section of the menu is dedicated to “The Art of Hollandaise”, and includes items like crab cake benedict, Cajun sausage benedict, carnita benedict, etc…Yes, please!

Yum Rating: 8.5/10

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