Edit ModuleShow Tags

Savvy Mom: Fat Nat's has One of the Best Brekkies in Town


Published:

Photo by Kristin Boldon

My family loves breakfast. We love it so much we sometimes have it more than twice a day. We must be part hobbit—second breakfast is part of who we are. First breakfast usually isn't a big deal. The kids have cereal and milk. My husband and I have juice and coffee, to which I add a baked good of some sort. It's time for second brekkie when the blood-sugar sating effects of first brekkie have worn off. Then it's time to get serious. For serious second breakfasts, one of our favorite places is Fat Nat's.

I believe there are four major breakfast food groups: eggs, meat, potatoes, and toast. What endears Fat Nat's to me is that they do these four groups AND top them with hollandaise sauce. We've visited many times, and so far, I'm never NOT in the mood for a benedict. Perhaps I just haven't tried hard enough to test that limit. My boys haven't yet discovered the addictive nature of benedicts, so all they have to do is figure out whether they want toast or pancakes, bacon or sausage with their eggs.

In this endless winter (we're more than halfway through, right? RIGHT??!?), the ability to pick a place to eat that I don't have to cajole my kids into is a relief. When I say we're going to Fat Nat's, the boys literally wave their hands in the air and yell "Yay!" The service is fast, friendly, and attentive. In short order I know I'm going to be wrapping my hands around a warm mug of black coffee, with excellent eggs, hollandaise, and hashbrowns on the way. A little while after that, we'll leave full and happy. It's nice to have a sure thing, and Fat Nat's for breakfast, brunch or lunch, is one of ours.

Fat Nat's

fatnatseggs.com

2700 39th Ave. NE
St. Anthony Village, MN 55421

3540 Winnetka Ave. N.
New Hope, MN 55427

8587 Edinburgh Center Dr
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

Stout-Marinated Grilled Tri-Tip Recipe

Treat dad or any lucky guest to flavorful, juicy beef with a splash of beer in the mix with this recipe from meat expert Bruce Aidells

6 Foods to Pack for the Cabin

Don't head north to the cabin without these delicious necessities

The Driscoll’s Difference

Driscoll’s goes to great lengths to ensure every clamshell on the shelves is packed with only the most flavorful, deliciously ripe berries.

Meet the Joy Makers

Meet the Joy Makers

Back to School Prep! Bento boxes are Easy Breakfasts that can be Prepped Ahead

The strategy for conquering the crazy weekday mornings is the all important prep.

Top 6 Frozen Drinks in the Twin Cities

Find the best spiked slushees and frozen rosé here

Summer Events for Food Lovers

From quirky small town get-togethers to “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” make sure not to miss these summer events celebrating delicious food.

Rosé All Summer

Start by raising a glass to National Rosé Day, but keep it up all summer with one of the most food-friendly wines—plus whip up icy frosé

Review: Red Sauce Rebellion in Excelsior

Excelsior's newest Water Street restaurant brings familiar Italian flavors with a well-executed red sauce
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags