Breakfast at the Amazing Grace in Duluth, MN

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Last month the Amazing Grace held their first bread pudding contest — it was called “Chip Ahoy,” in honor of long-time owner Chip Stewart, who passed away last year. Chip has left in his wake not only bread pudding but also a mess of eggs that is known as the Amazing Grace breakfast. And, on top of that, a line out the front door of the popular Duluth restaurant.

A pile of turkey, ham, andouille sausage, spinach, tomatoes, red pepper, and onions, with two eggs cooked to order thrown on top is known as Chip’s Egg Mess ($10.29). The eggs are strategically placed on top — the egg yolks drip down and cover the buttery blend of vegetables and meat. The dish isn’t known for its aesthetics, but for its quantity and comfort. It is the type of comfort breakfast food that will send you back to bed on a Saturday morning.

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The bottomless cup of coffee ($2.29) is the only beverage that will last as long as it takes to eat Chip’s Egg Mess. Roasted by Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth, the coffee is dark with a medium body and fading finish. The best part about it is you never see the bottom of your cup.

Another popular entree, Chip’s Search for the Perfect Omelet Omelet ($10.49) tastes like Chip’s Egg Mess made neat and topped with avocado. The size of the omelet, however, doesn’t compare to those at Uncle Louis Cafe, where you get a larger omelet, hash browns, and a pancake.

With Hell’s Kitchen gone (and replaced with HellBurgers), the Amazing Grace remains the main breakfast spot in Canal Park. Uncle Louis Cafe, Pizza Luce, and Chester Creek Cafe all offer breakfasts that can compete, but if you are in Canal Park or looking to taste the legacy of Chip Stewart, you will have to wait in line for a table at the Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe

394 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802

Sun-Thur 7am-9pm
Fri and Sat 7am-10pm
Marcie Stewart


  1. Julian

    I love stopping by this place for soup and coffee. Nice relaxed environment to stop by and get a little bit of work or studying done. The soup is consistently awesome and they always have a veg option.

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