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The Bad Waitress Diner & Coffee Shop

Diner, Coffee Shop, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Whittier, Minneapolis
  • Has a stamp of approval from Heavy Table and City Pages
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  • Julie
    "The vegan sloppy Joe was awesome!"(2 Tips)
    Terry D.
    "The pancake will change your life!"(14 Tips)
    Eric J.
    "Favorites: Hollywood Burger, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Chips & Guac,..."(2 Tips)
    Christo C.
    "He's behind the trendy vintage movie posters."(2 Tips)
109 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • vegetarian food
  • pancakes
  • coffee
  • brunch food
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  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RiceDecember 9, 2016
    Breakfast food all day! And love the ginger tea ☕️
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Eggcelent omelettes!
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate chip pancake with peanut butter
  • Corey P.
    Corey PartinApril 20, 2016
    Great food with awesome vegan/vegetarian options. The atmosphere is fun and filled with vintage movie memorabilia and superheroes. The staff is friendly and fast paced.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanApril 11, 2016
    The wait for food is a little long but the SERVERS ARE AWESOME. Food is delicious.
  • Philip D.
    Philip DoucetteMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of #vegan options
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 24, 2015
    Yummy vegetarian options and their guac is delicious.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BridgeJuly 25, 2015
    Awesome classic breakfasts: texas french toast, huge fluffy pancakes, perfect hash browns, etc. Free refills on coffee until 2pm. And the kids love it.
  • George H.
    George HarnishFebruary 11, 2015
    Chocolate Chip cookie was perfect with a cup of coffee
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteJanuary 31, 2015
    No "waitresses." You take your order to the counter. Great vegan/vegetarian options! Superhero themed tables.
  • Kristin G.
    Kristin GreeleyJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I've never been disappointed! The Vegetarian friendly selection is great.
  • Deb H.
    Deb HendricksonJanuary 21, 2015
    Good coffee, mediocre baked goods
  • Laura J.
    Laura JohnsonDecember 22, 2014
    I like their lemon rosemary hollandaise on the Benedict :)
  • Chris J.
    Chris JDecember 13, 2014
    The superhero/monster cards for the counter (in order) are: Captain Marvel, Captain America, Bride Of Frankenstein, and Black Panther:
  • Chris J.
    Chris JSeptember 12, 2014
    The shakes are good.
  • Eri L.
    Eri LaraAugust 30, 2014
    One of the best places to study comfortably and have good coffee! For an extra punch on those days you can't seem to stay awake, try the Mexican Mocha! Dark chocolate, cinnamon and honey!!! Yum:)
  • huskyboi
    huskyboiAugust 28, 2014
    Loved the breakfast menu. Order at your table and bring it to the counter to put your order in.
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BlowersAugust 17, 2014
    Best pancakes ever!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 8, 2014
    Two hearted ale $3
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Death Valley Veggie Wrap is a must. Don't forget the waitresses don't come to you and make sure you look at the cool, old posters decorating the walls. Sip on a Tokyo Rose and give the place a chance!
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Pancakes have certain curative powers: to quell hunger, to soothe a broken heart over a gossipy brunch, and to help soak up the toxins from a legendary evening. Read more
  • Terry D.
    Terry DanielJune 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The pancake will change your life!
  • Gabe W.
    Gabe WatkinsJune 6, 2014
    Great food, nice place to eat.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FinkMay 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good atmosphere, brunch is delicious.
  • Nubian G.
    Nubian GoddessMay 17, 2014
    had to wait over 20min for a Breakfast Burrito
  • Adaobi O.
    Adaobi OkolueApril 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The French Toast is serious business...thinking it's the best I've ever had.
  • John V.
    John VegasMarch 23, 2014
    Cool concept and fun restaurant. Menu and food was great. Will definitely be back. Service, what you'd expect!
  • Aayla
    AaylaDecember 9, 2013
    Amazing veggie chili. Spicy, and sooo satisfying.
  • Seraya K.
    Seraya KeslerNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Out of this earth scramble is a great meal for Any time of the day! And always a hot latte 😍
  • Terry D.
    Terry DanielNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The pancake is the the size of a spare tire and is mouth watering delicious. One bite will make your day!
  • Albie H.
    Albie HamiltonNovember 12, 2013
    Service has got better over the years, but the name still states the truth. Food is excellent for the price point.
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PtakOctober 30, 2013
    amAAziNg espresso O.O
  • Andy L.
    Andy LeeSeptember 7, 2013
    Dog friendly patio
  • Renee W.
    Renee WestonAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee is great. Love the Flying Saucer Omelette.
  • Marvin P.
    Marvin PetersonAugust 3, 2013
    The best chocolate vegan shake you will ever have!
  • Jake F.
    Jake FergusonJuly 2, 2013
    Cool place. Nothing special about the burger.
  • Veronica Q.
    Veronica QuinonesJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You learn to love this place. Service is still iffy durin peak hours. But food is amazing. Get the Capitan breakfast. It's. delicious!
  • Ashlee R.
    Ashlee RadtkeApril 25, 2013
    Get their kicapoo pot of coffee
  • Julie
    JulieMarch 22, 2013
    The vegan sloppy Joe was awesome!
  • Denrael
    DenraelMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Grilled Cheese
  • Martina P.
    Martina PadillaMarch 9, 2013
    Mediocre, over-priced food.
  • Paul I.
    Paul IsaksonJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    For me, the scrambles are where it's at. You really can't go wrong there. #15 is a personal favorite. A close second is #17 sans Turkey.
  • Jeannette W.
    Jeannette W.January 13, 2013
    The "Arnold Palmer" was refreshingly delicious!
  • Heidi G.
    Heidi GarridoJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cheese omelet with chorizo and avocado! And don't forget to use hot sauce! :) Yummmm!!
  • Laura v.
    Laura vanZandtJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast is served all day - the scrambles are delicious.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LeadbetterDecember 28, 2012
    The pancakes are HUGE!!
  • Denrael
    DenraelDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Matador - Breakfast Scramble
  • Denrael
    DenraelDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fresh Fruit
  • Kari M.
    Kari M.November 24, 2012
    Eggs Benny was great. I liked the English muffin it came with, very fluffy and hearty, not hard and thin.
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsSeptember 10, 2012
    Watch out for Punchy. He's behind the trendy vintage movie posters. Waiting. Watching.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WendelbergerJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't be fooled, the service is awesome.
  • Laura F.
    Laura FJuly 22, 2012
    Do not order #11 - the flying saucer omelet. There was SO much goat cheese on the omelet, it overpowered everything else.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WendelbergerJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Another great place for a malt!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SilerJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Expensive Manhattan prices, incredibly long waits = didn't I learn this stupid lesson LAST YEAR?
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BurtJune 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I know this place is called 'The Bad Waitress' but being rude isn't actually a part of their schtick. But they do it really well.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WellmanMay 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Their Eggs Benedict is the best in the city. Rosemary hollendaise sauce = nuff said.
  • Matt
    MattMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Terrible customer service. Serious!
  • Katy M.
    Katy MarosokApril 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Come in and grab a milkshake with me on Monday's while I play iron maiden. Maiden Milkshake Mondays \m/
  • sweet dee
    sweet deeApril 19, 2012
    Best chocolate milk on the planet. PLANET.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    #13 w/ bacon, ham & onion w/ white cheddar cheese (aka Tempest)
  • Annie S.
    Annie S.January 4, 2012
    This place sucks. If you want me to enjoy serving myself and rudeness, the food should be amazing... And it's not.
  • Halsey L.
    Halsey LindquistDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan Sloppy Joe's are delicious! (even though they dont fit in the bun)
  • Ahmed
    AhmedNovember 18, 2011
    The waitresses are really bad.
  • Wagma G.
    Wagma GharwalNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing eggs Benny with hashbrowns. Get the guacamole and salsa on happy hour--Delish.
  • Robert W.
    Robert WayneOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    What ever you do don't make jokes about the waitresses being bad
  • Ben G.
    Ben GarrettOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out, there might be a group of sisters fighting & yelling in the corner. Very odd.
  • nullrend ..
    nullrend .October 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I've eaten three pancakes and survived to tell the tale.
  • Chelsey S.
    Chelsey SmithSeptember 27, 2011
    New menu or is it what they use on the weekdays?
  • Kara N.
    Kara NesvigSeptember 26, 2011
    Eggs Benedict is DIVINE
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby StapletonSeptember 25, 2011
    I love this place! People were super friendly and the food was delicious. Come before 2pm to get free coffee refills :)
  • Haeyoon C.
    Haeyoon ChangSeptember 13, 2011
    I got the macaroni and cheese and added grilled onions; the portion is huge (it's in the appetizer section). The bread was tough so I gave up on it but I'm never disappointed by the main course here.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MedeirosSeptember 5, 2011
    Eat before you come, it takes a LONG time to get food.
  • Niqui R.
    Niqui Rodger (ruiz)August 30, 2011
    Try the pear cider. Also, they have a number of tasty vegetarian dishes.
  • Noel N.
    Noel N.August 15, 2011
    Love the pancakes. Great in the summer when the huge windows onto Nicollet are open. It's like sidewalk seating, but better!
  • Ian G.
    Ian GortonAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fuck Dunn Bros. They just opened across the street. Bad Waitress all the way!
  • Linh N.
    Linh NJuly 1, 2011
    Name says it all... And rude too...
  • Mackenzie o.
    Mackenzie oJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Best Coffee. Try anything
  • Allison V.
    Allison VallantMay 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I usually hate vegetarian chilis because they are soupy and mushy, but theirs is thick and hearty, with a little kick too! Try it!!!
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LinehanMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is delicious!
  • Tess O.
    Tess O'ConnorMay 5, 2011
    Pricy, but pretty good. Get the Cubano
  • Eric J.
    Eric JamesJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorites: Hollywood Burger, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Chips & Guac, Earl Grey Tea Pot
  • Tony W.
    Tony WebsterJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    New menu! The tofu scramble and chips/guac/salsa are EPIC WIN, the veggie burger and tempeh sandwich are pretty good, and avoid the gross white bean and garlic dip.
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JaschinskiDecember 2, 2010
    the bleu cheese is scaring me...
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    2 for 1 beer and wine on Tuesdays!
  • Urbnnerd
    UrbnnerdNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Michael D.
    Michael DienerNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    #44 oven-roasted tomatoes and artichoke hearts with goat cheese is my staple here.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CopelandOctober 29, 2010
    always great food, nice atmosphere, nice and tidy. Cool retro look
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchutropOctober 24, 2010
    The pancakes are good but massive. You've been warned.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The service might not be real great, but to their credit, the food is pretty awesome.
  • Karenita C.
    Karenita ChaChaSeptember 8, 2010
    Today marks the last time I will come here for food of any kind. Servers are fine but the food is t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e. Today was the third 'bad' experience. There are much, much better places to go...
  • jesse s.
    jesse stensbyJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Thursday burger and a beer deal is crazy good. Any burger and any beer for 10 bucks.
  • Bryant C.
    Bryant CastroJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Had the awesome burrito special! It's delicious, but filling. $8 w/ hash and a drink! The waitresses are great. Should be called The Lovely Waitress.
  • Bryant C.
    Bryant CastroJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They always have awesome seasonal specials. This morning I had a mango pancake with berry sauce. Delicious! The waitresses and cooks rock!!! I love coming here :)
  • Todd
    ToddMay 21, 2010
    The chorizo hash (#7) was awesome. Large portion too -I took a lot of it home. It tastes great the second time too!
  • Allison B.
    Allison BendicksonMay 13, 2010
    A little place right off the freeway. Fill out your own order & give to cashier. Great gourmet food for cheap! Read more
  • Exi G.
    Exi GonzalezMay 7, 2010
    Be the waitress in this awesome hipster place. You can even enjoy some of Minneapolis's own spy house coffee there as well!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiMay 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tuna Melt is amazing. There's some spice in there that makes it taste like nothing else!
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RossMarch 25, 2010
    Come here and order breakfast fare. If you're from the burbs (namely edina, Eden prairie, minnetonka) come on Sunday. And if you even ATTEMPT to flirt with Frankie, I will harm you........
  • Royce
    RoyceMarch 18, 2010
    This place lives up to its name! Horrible, slow, rude service
  • Marky M.
    Marky McFlyMarch 14, 2010
    If you order the Macho Nachos don't let them give you a bunch of small broken chips. Also, the description says layers of cheese and the cooks sometimes only put 1 layer of cheese on top.
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