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Colossal Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1839 E 42nd St, at Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3462
+1 612-729-2377
06:00 - 15:00
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Hudson, IA
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242 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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. From what I could see, the breakfast food looked very good.

Thank EmmJoans
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 food that impressed. Frittata: This was the best I have ever had since my mom... More 

Thank Russell R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 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 not like pancakes. I also had the hash browns which were amazing so I'd say... More 

Thank Gabrielle M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Troy, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have NEVER eaten better pancakes in m life. They are the BEST! Even for the pickiest kids (that love pancakes with cream cheese) they have it. Staff is so friendly!

1 Thank Judy-ann E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?