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Keys Cafe & Bakery

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1960 W Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025-1381
+1 651-982-2929
06:30 - 20:00
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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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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keys Cafe & Bakery is an open floor plan, traditional cafe style, restaurant with a counter as well. They have a good seating area to wait if there is a line waiting. They have daily soup listings and all have been good. Combo Meal Deal is as it says, a deal, and a good one at that!

Thank yankeclipper
North Branch, Minnesota
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The best meal we've had in a very long time. Not kidding. My husband had Breakfast Option Number 1 (Two Eggs, Hash Browns, with Italian Sausage) and one pancake -- these pancakes are thick and the size of a plate -- deliciousness. Two pancakes would be an extremely large portion. I opted for the Grilled Cheese (cheddar, American and provolone)... More 

Thank Lee Ann E
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The bakery goods are excellent. Good variety on the menu. Lots of home style dishes like roasted turkey, meatloaf, HUGE pancakes. Good sandwiches. A few unique signature dishes. Prices are moderate to slightly high, but reasonable value.

Thank 2_Marc_H
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have been to most of the Keys locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding area, but I've been visiting them for over 20 years. Forest Lake is just as nice as all the others. Their gluten-free pancakes are manhole size just like the regular ones. They have real home-made roast beef hash that is worth trying, as well as... More 

Thank Nancy D
North Branch, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I've only eaten at your Forest Lake location and love it every time! My first Keys Experience was a huge slice of French Silk Pie Ho-Ho cake and it was unforgettable! Now I eat gluten free so am thankful you have gluten free bread! Today I found out we can get gluten free pancakes and my daughter was so excited!!... More 

Thank Stephanie G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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21 reviews
9 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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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, Gluten Free Options
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?