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It’s a Record!

It’s a Record!

Keys Cafe’s Charity Fund Golf Classic broke their own record and raised $72,412.23 for Christopher to receive life-changing support.

Jean Hunn, event coordinator,  said she wanted to “express our gratitude to everyone who came together on June 12th” in support of 9-year-old Christopher.

Melissa Schlemmer, Christopher’s mom, said “Our family can’t thank everyone enough” for helping Christopher. The family will now have the ability to help him so much more. “We are beyond thankful for everyone involved in making the event a success,” she said.

Next year will mark the event’s 20th anniversary and Hunn said “we are looking to make it the most exciting yet!”

Next year’s Charity Golf Tournament will be June 10, 2024 at Southview Country Club.


Keys Cafe & Bakery was founded by Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Hunn in the early 1970s and operates family restaurants in eight Twin Cities communities still serving her original recipes:

Army Vet, Foodie highlights Keys Restaurant on Kare 11

Army Vet, Foodie highlights Keys Restaurant on Kare 11

Kreskin Torres is an Army Veteran, rideshare driver, and a notable “foodie” who travels across the country looking for ways to meet interesting people and try wonderful food and share his stories on Instagram.

Torres told Kare 11 that during his travels across the country as a rideshare driver he was looking for ways to connect with people from “all walks of life.” Torres said a good way to interact and learn about them is to talk about food and restaurants. “Strangers I don’t even know (say) ‘you need a place to stay? Come on over for a barbecue.’” Torres told Kare.

Recently he traveled to Minnesota looking for chili and cinnamon rolls. This led him to Keys Cafe in Roseville. He told Kare 11 “it’s all about showcasing every state’s hidden gems – and people – right in their own backyards.”

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Keys Cafe & Bakery was founded by Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Hunn in the early 1970s and operates family restaurants in eight Twin Cities communities still serving her original recipes:

Keys Cafe & Bakery For St. Paul Weekend Brunch

Consider Keys Cafe & Bakery For St. Paul Weekend Brunch

Restaurant Clicks has recognized Keys Cafe & Bakery locations as spots to consider for brunch in St. Paul and brunch in Minneapolis.

Noting that the ‘cafe chain has a casual and friendly vibe’ the site continues by writing that Keys welcomes anyone ‘craving tasty scratch-made goodness.’

The fresh-baked pastries on the brunch menu that are mentioned are just that, freshly prepared and from scratch and baked every morning at each Keys Cafe & Bakery location.

Restaurant Clicks is an aggregator website which publishes lists and reviews by local food writers in cities across the U.S.

The site displays all local writers who contribute to the growing city-based restaurant content.


Keys Cafe & Bakery was founded by Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Hunn in the early 1970s and operates family restaurants in eight Twin Cities communities still serving her original recipes:

Keys Cafe & Bakery For Minneapolis Weekend Brunch

Consider Keys Cafe & Bakery For Minneapolis Weekend Brunch.

Restaurant Clicks has recognized Keys Cafe & Bakery locations as spots to consider for brunch in Minneapolis.

Restaurant Clicks notes that ‘breakfast is available all day’ while noting the signature ‘Keys’ cakes, pies and sweets are what put this place over the top.’

The article also notes that ‘fresh-baked pastries‘ are made from scratch every morning at each Keys Cafe & Bakery location.

Restaurant Clicks is an aggregator website which publishes lists and reviews by local food writers in cities across the U.S. The site displays all local writers who contribute to the growing city-based restaurant content.

Restaurant Clicks is an aggregator website which publishes lists and reviews by local food writers in cities across the U.S. The site displays all local writers who contribute to the growing city-based restaurant content.

Keys Cafe & Bakery was founded by Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Hunn in the early 1970s and operates family restaurants in eight Twin Cities communities still serving her original recipes:

Keys Cafe & Bakery Named Top-Rated Breakfast Spot By TripAdvisor

Keys Cafe & Bakery Minneapolis has been named a top-rated breakfast restaurant in the city by TripAdvisor.com.

Compiling 600+ reviews from customers, TripAdvisor’s 4.5/5 rating is the second highest given a Minneapolis breakfast restaurant among TripAdvisor reviewers.

Located in the historic Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis, Keys Cafe & Bakery provides a full breakfast menu with all-natural ingredients freshly prepared every day.

Like baked goods at all Keys Cafe & Bakery locations, the bakery case in Minneapolis is filled every morning with baked goods created and baked on site every morning.

Keys Cafe & Bakery has been serving fresh, homemade food in the Twin Cities for nearly 50 years.

Founded by Minnesota Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Hunn in a single St. Paul location in the early 1970s, Keys now serves Barbara’s original recipes in eight locations.

All locations are owned and operated by Barbara’s family members and she continues to cook and prepare food at several locations.

Keys Cafe & Bakery operates family restaurants in eight Twin Cities communities:

A Haunted Keys

Ghosts in the Kitchen

Rumor has it that Keys Restaurant in White Bear Lake has visitors that aren’t – let’s just say – among the living. Employees are convinced that the restaurant is haunted and some have had experiences to prove it. Twin Cities Live sent their ghost hunting team of Dave Schrader and psychic, Jodi Livon, over to check it out.

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