Best Neighborhood Café (Minneapolis) (2012)

Hazel's Northeast

The mourning that accompanied the closing of Pop! on Johnson Street in northeast Minneapolis didn't take long to morph into a full-fledged embrace of its successor, Hazel's Northeast. Brothers Adam and Andrew Sieve named the restaurant in honor of their grandmother, who ran her own restaurant in Alexandria, Minnesota, while the boys were growing up. Hazel's retains the feeling of a small-town diner, but with enough contemporary touches to make it a perfect fit for a cozy urban neighborhood. Regulars are greeted by name, and the brothers can often be found pulling up a chair to chat with diners while they enjoy their Swedish meatballs or drunken banana French toast. A colorful chalkboard on the sidewalk lures Nordeasters inside with promises of weekly $4 burger nights, date nights, weekend brunches, and grandparents' nights, and with Surly now on tap, there's even more reason to pop in for a brew and an order of Cajun fried pickles.

Location Details

2859 Johnson St. NE
Minneapolis MN 55418
612-788-4778