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Colossal Cafe

Map & Directions 1839 E. 42nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • American, Breakfast, Diner
  • Sun, Wed-Sat 6am-3pm
  • cash, check
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

The ironically named Colossal Cafe--the place can't have more than a dozen chairs--offers several light, fresh, and novel approaches to what can otherwise be the heaviest meal of the day. The rich and substantial apple, walnut, and brie flappers are things of wonder-fluffy and elegant without being dull, mealy, or bread-like, as are so many of their competitors. Omelets at Colossal are feather-light and packed full of fresh ingredients. Even though Colossal is exclusively a breakfast-lunch joint, but the best thing to order, in fact, may be the takeout dinners, particularly the delicious--and colossal--chicken pot pie. (FYI, the place only takes cash or a local check.) For those willing to dine in cramped quarters, the rewards of Colossal Cafe are plentiful, but maybe even more so with food taken to go.

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  • Amy K. on 12/29/09

    The cook/owner, Bess does it all. Don't plan on lingering as it's tiny and folks will be eyeballing your spot. The marmalade jam, savory scones and egg sammies on homemade buscuits are my fave.

  • Mike W. on 06/16/12

    Please don't bring your baby stroller or baby car seats into the restaurant.

  • Conal N. on 04/18/09

    It's all good here... food by a foodie. try a flapper sandwich!

  • Cassie P. on 09/13/11

    Great service and amazing eats!

  • Logan T. on 10/17/10

    Sausage flapper sandwich. Stop reading and order it already!

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