BEST BREAKFAST - 2004
St. Clair Broiler
The neon flames on the sign make the St. Clair Broiler, located on the corner of St. Clair and Snelling avenues, hard to miss. Inside, find all the comforts expected of a Ma and Pa diner: bouncy brown leather booths, historic St. Paul scenes decorating the walls, and a jam caddy. Breakfast items (served all day) are the solid meals mornings should start off with--steak and eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and eggs served any way imaginable and accompanied by inch-thick toast. There's a long list of omelets served just the way they should be: cheesy and fluffy, with hash browns and toast. Try the Mexican (fresh vegetables served with peppery cheese, salsa, and sour cream), Juan's Delight (Swiss cheese, turkey, jalapeño, veggies, sautéed onions, and salsa), and the Greek (feta and sausage). For those with a sweet tooth there's French toast, made with large pieces of French bread and sprinkled with a delicate dusting of cinnamon and sugar. Add a bottomless cup of coffee and it looks like it is going to be a good day.