Linden Hills on a Sunday Morning

The hubby and I decided to hit the Edina Art Fair today after postponing Friday and Saturday due to rain.  A trip out on a Sunday morning requires a brunch stop of course, so we headed to Linden Hills.

If you haven’t ventured to this area in awhile, you are missing out!  There is of course the new Upton 43 which I posted about in January.  There is also Patisserie 46‘s sister cafe, Rose Street Patisserie, which opened in the past couple of months.  Also in the area are other great restaurants such as Tilia, Harriet Brassiere, Naviya’s Thai Brasserie, and for dessert, Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

We stopped in for brunch at an oldie but a goodie, Zumbro Cafe! We got there at a decent time and were immediately seated at a two top near the window.  I ordered a vanilla latte which arrived quickly in all it’s full-fat, warm yummy goodness.  The hubby ordered the Huevos Zumbrosos which included spicy red beans,grilled tortillas, house-made salsa and sour cream.  I had the Smoked Bacon and Gouda Frittata with roasted potatoes and toast.  The potatoes were fabulous, my only complaint was there weren’t enough for me to have (and share with the hubby who loved them too).  All in all it was a fabulous breakfast and a great start to our Sunday morning.  The staff at Zumbro is fantastic.  I watched while the owner or manager helped an elderly gentleman to his feet after his breakfast (pretty sure this guy is a regular) and then he helped him to his car.  Fantastic to watch the care and respect shown to all customers – young and old.

After Zumbro, we headed over to the Linden Hill’s farmer’s market to take a peek at what that was like.  Lots of food booths as well as a couple of food trucks.  You could do some damage if you lived in the area and had access to this market every weekend.

We then ventured into Rose Street Patisserie to take a couple of pastries home for later in the day.  Great 2 story space and fabulous looking desserts and pastries.  The hubby got a piece of lemon pound cake and I went with a brioche injected with creme fraiche and dusted with sugar.  Both were quite tasty.

After leaving the Linden Hills area, we headed to the Edina Art Fair where we managed to help a few artists finish the show with fewer items to take back with them.

If you are looking for a fun neighborhood, Linden Hills is the place to go on a Sunday morning.  And if you are looking for a good art fair, 2 weeks until the Stone Arch Bridge Festival.

Happy eating!

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