History of the Deli

The Brothers Deli has been serving satisfied customers for more than 70 years. Mike and Dora Burstein opened Mike’s Cafe in 1935. In 1959, Mike’s sons Leonard and Sam moved Mike’s Cafe to 19 South 7th Street and renamed it the Brothers Deli. Leonard and Sam soon made the Brothers a successful chain, at one time including 16 restaurants around Minnesota and North Dakota. Declining health finally forced them to sell the Brothers in 1983. In 1993, Leonard’s son Jeff Burstein reopened The Brothers Deli in downtown Minneapolis. We moved to our present location at 50 South 6th Street in November 2000, and it has been our privilege to serve you there ever since.