The Buttered Tin in St Paul, Minnesota is known for its delightful pastries and savory breakfast/brunches since 2013. With such a growing reputation, my friends and I decided to make our way over one summer morning to see what all the fuss was about.
Right away we saw that we were not the only ones who have heard of this place’s renown. With a line outside and a “bit of a wait” we stood outside anticipating food that was worth the wait and we were not disappointed.
The Buttered Tin prides itself in its freshly made from scratch baked goods, made every morning bright and early before the first customer walks in. That combined with their use of local ingredients within their breakfast items really gives The Buttered Tin that one – two punch that makes the experience everyone’s breakfast ideal.
A selection of fresh pastries and the daily special meet you immediately when you walk in. If you had planned on coming just for breakfast or brunch, there is no way you can leave without a pastry to go after seeing their all-star selection of baked goods. I took one for the road, and I suggest you do the same!
Their breakfast selection offers sweet and savory dishes with a daily prepared Loaded Hash and Soft Scramble option which contains fresh, local, and in season ingredients. The Soft Scramble of the day contained a delicious local goat cheese, so I was immediately sold.
With such a great bakery, I am sure you can imagine that the other star staple to our breakfast was the side of bread handmade each morning. Combined with the local jam, I could have found happiness with the toast itself, but my eggs were cooked to perfection and the savory combination of goat cheese and onion has me reminiscing as I recall those flavors.
All of my breakfast companions and I sampled different dishes and not a single one was left unclean. If you get the chance to visit The Buttered Tin the next time you are in St Paul, go for breakfast, but don’t forget to take a pastry to go!