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Colossal Cafe

) #181 of 1,466 Restaurants in Minneapolis €€ - €€€ American, Cafe,
1839 E 42nd St, at Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3462
+1 612-729-2377
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brie” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
€€ - €€€
1839 E 42nd St, at Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3462
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recently the Minneapolis location moved to my neighborhood. It is now on 38th and 24th. I loved it before. Their breakfast sandwiches on their from scratch biscuits and their "flapper" pancakes are the best. But their new location takes them up a notch. I loved...More

Thank Jguitarman
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped back by before the "big" move coming up. Love the little place with a big name! The Walnut Apple Brie Flappers were as good as ever! The staff was friendly and cheerful as ever and looking forward to the bigger facility.

1  Thank FlashBack351
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

***Please be advised that this location only accepts cash or local checks.*** Due to this, I only had enough cash to try the cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll was delicious and huge. It's big enough for four people. I plan on going back for breakfast....More

Thank EmmJoans
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We enjoyed a great breakfast. The apple walnut brie pancakes are one of the best breakfast dishes we have ever had. The egg sandwich and the coffee were both excellent also.

Thank Surfzup
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited the one in Minneapolis and it was via my son's urging. The place seemed nice and we hit at a quiet time. Grabbed a table in the back with a cup of coffee in hand. The coffee was very nice, but it was the...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It was cool to go check it out since it had been featured on diners, drive ins, and dives. Though the food wasn't what I expected. Everyone raved about the pancakes and personally I hated them. They are made with yeast and taste like bread...More

Thank Gabrielle M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Fantastic food, great service, wonderful ambiance. A teeny tiny place with about 11 seats inside - featured on Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives... amazing food. Will definitely come again.

1  Thank Emily V
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim and are delighted we did! Food was delicious, especially the omelette with roasted vegetables and feta. Be sure to get the biscuits.

Thank psychomom715
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This little restaurant, and I mean little, is awesome. We sat outside where are food was brought to us. The coffee was superb. I had an egg and turkey sausage sandwich on sourdough and it was soo good.

1  Thank lsnursemom
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This Diner is very, very small! In the summer they set up a couple tables outside to add a little more seating. The food is very good!

Thank sloopy79
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1839 E 42nd St, at Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3462
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-729-2377
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