Who doesn’t love a good brunch? Brunch buffets are probably my favorite indulgence, not only because of the massive quantity of food (‘MURICA!) but also due to the plentiful variety and assortment of different food items to try. It really helps the transition from breakfast to lunchtime and if you manage to stuff enough food into your body, it can last through a good portion of the dinner hour as well.

THE PLACE: Loring Pasta Bar, Minneapolis MN

Nestled on the corner of 4th street SE and 14th Ave SE in Dinkytown, the Loring Pasta bar is one of the most visually unique restaurants I have ever been in. The ambience is a casual but tasteful dining experience, with affordable menu items to match the concentrated student demographic of the university area. The decor/architecture design reminds me of “Alice in Wonderland,” the overall feel is very eclectic, fairytale-esque.

 The FOOD: For a manageable $13 for students and $18.95 for adults, indulgence in the brunch buffet at Loring Pasta Bar is a guilt free weekend excursion. Coffee or orange juice is included, and bloody Mary’s and mimosa’s only do a minimal $5 of damage to the bill. Everything was delicious and the staff does an excellent job rotating dishes on the buffet to keep it stocked fresh and hot with all the brunch essentials.

Brunching advice: Eat each round slowly, don’t drink too much water, scope out what you want on the buffet while waiting in line and remember to leave room for dessert! Reservations are not essential most weekends, but busier weekends for the university or for big groups, a reservation would be recommended at this spot.

Confession: I definitely ate two mini creme brulee’s and several chocolate covered strawberries 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this 612 Review, experiencing what Minneapolis has to offer, one blogpost review at a time xoxo Val


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