The Eats at Tilia
When to go?
Weekends 9-2:45. As working professionals we look forward to our rotating Sunday brunch.
How to get there?
We drive, but if you live nearby or are staying close to Lake Harriet, walk or take a Lyft. Parking can be tough in Linden Hills.
What to order?
Best French toast I've ever had, and they do an amazing featured omelette that changes weekly. The McMuffin sandwich is also a winner - spicy chorizo, fried egg and jalapeño jelly! Everything you could want in a breakfast sandwich. I always get a side of hash-browns and a black coffee, they serve Dogwood. But if there was ever a place that makes me want a brunch cocktail it's Tilia. The mimosa always looks so good and comes in grapefruit, orange or ginger.
Good for kids or dogs?
I've never seen any dogs, but there are plenty of kids. In fact, they have books and activity kits to help keep kiddos occupied.
Go early and get a spot at the back bar so you can watch the chefs. They are a super friendly crew and willing to give out secret preparation tips. i.e. french toast is made with egg yolks only and a dash of cognac.
The neighborhood is filled with local shops and does a great job with events, including our favorite, Woofstock in the Summer and the Farmer's market on Sundays, May - December. Also, be sure to check out Wild Rumpus, part children's book store, part petting zoo. Tilia is only blocks to Lake Harriet if you need to walk off your French toast.