Dined on April 24th.
We were looking for a place for Sunday Brunch after a fun filled wedding weekend and the Hen House Eatery was recommended. They specialize in local food and drink. They use the freshest locally-source ingredients and serve breakfast all-day. Their bar also features a variety of craft beers and specialty bloody mary’s. The restaurant also has a bakery.
First Impressions – Hen House Eatery is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The restaurant is spacious, and vibrant due to the large bar in the center. I thought it was a great space, fun to look at. I also liked that you have ample room to breathe and patrons are not on top of each other.
Service – I have to commend Hen House Eatery for accommodating our party of 10 in such short notice. At that point, I was sold. Our server took good care of us from beginning to end. She also offered to gladly separate our checks. Kudos to her. I believe Megan was her name. Great service.
We initially ordered the Cinnamon Roll but they were all out. They are baked fresh daily, and you have to get them while they last. Our server offered up other alternatives and we decided on the Cinnamon Apple Roll ($3.25). This roll was by far the highlight of our meal. You could tell that it was freshly made, as it was absolutely delicious. The perfect option for those who have a sweet tooth at breakfast. Next time, I will be sure to grab a few to go.
The Kitchen Sink Omelet ($12.99) has it all, just as the name suggests. Inside the omelet are the following ingredients: Italian sausage, bacon, ham, sausage, cheddar cheese, green onions, tomatoes, peppers, and hash browns. The omelet was served with multi grain toast and a delicious homemade jam. The omelet was huge and filling. I was not able to finish it, but it definitely did not disappoint. The different meats, veggies, and the heat from the Italian Sausage made the omelet enjoyable.
Blood Mary ($8.99). I did not order the Bloody Mary but thought I should st least include a photo, as my friends ordered a few and thought they were pretty good.
Sarah ordered basic scrambled eggs and hash browns, which she said were the perfect balance to the sweet cinnamon roll. The hash browns were on the soft vs crunchy side, but had some great flavor. You also have the option to choose the Hen Potatoes, which are sweet potatoes drizzled with maple syrup. Other items the table ordered included the eggs benedict, egg croissant sandwich, a couple other variations of omelets and oatmeal. All were enjoyed and all were very generous portions for the cost.
Verdict – Hen House is another great addition to the downtown Minneapolis food scene. I definitely recommend it for breakfast and brunch with friends or family. Make sure you order the cinnamon roll. Weekdays, they also have a happy hour from 2 pm-7 pm. Sold.
114 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Monday – Friday: 6:30am-8pm