We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Colossal Cafe

2315 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1723
+1 651-797-4027
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (33 reviews)
“frittata” (8 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2315 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1723
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (130)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place, very popular, with great food. Pretty efficient though. The Saturday we were there we ordered at the counter, you were given a sign with a street name, and went and found a place to wait. A guy came and got you to sit...More

1  Thank amorace
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great choice for breakfast with good food and service. The flappers are quite different and delicious. My biscuits and gravy was outstanding! There are a lot of breakfast choices out there and I consider Colossal one of the top choices.

Thank Colby J
Reviewed 30 December 2017

A breakfast meet and greet at the Colossal Cafe on Grand Avenue was well worth the twenty mile drive from our house in sub-zero weather. Their breakfasts are all made from scratch with local ingredients. My wife and I shared a Breakfast Burrito; one was...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Colossal Cafe sits on my list of the top 10 breakfast places in the Twin Cities. The Flapper is one of the best pancakes I've ever had. Great coffee from True Stone Roasters too!

Thank Noah L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We enjoyed a sidewalk brunch here last week. You walk up to place your order, hope to find a seat and serve your own coffee. It was busy on a Sunday morning and we lucked out grabbing an outside table on the front sidewalk. The...More

Thank Ironhorse70
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

While in Minneapolis my wife and I found this terrific restaurant in St Paul. Very clean, great service and most of all great food from scratch. I highly recommend if you are in the twin cities and looking for a great place to have breakfast,...More

Thank Rabl1
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The Cesar salad is good, and I really enjoyed the beef barley soup. The Colossal breakfast is excellent with the homemade strawberry jam. The service is much better than most restaurants. The place also has wifi. The only problems are the lack of parking and...More

Thank mikeaustin
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the Grand Ave location ( corner of Hamline & Grand). What an amazing treat!!! Our server was Renee and she was THE BEST!! All the servers seemed happy and efficient. I had a bowl of Lemon-Chicken soup, served with 2 generous...More

Thank Holly L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We sat outside and had pancakes (full stack...beware they're huge) and lemon chicken soup. Both were excellent, the coffee was good and our server, Renee, was a delight. Highly recommend.

Thank W4411WZdavidl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The atmosphere itself is great, unless it's super busy, then it's a bit cramped. Food is always great, service has been consistent and it has street parking or a lot across Grand Ave for convenience.

Thank Crista S
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Saint Paul
Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area
311 reviews
2.09 km away
Days Hotel University Ave SE
1,234 reviews
2.26 km away
Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area
115 reviews
2.46 km away
Midwest Hotel
2 reviews
2.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Surly Brewing
664 reviews
1.54 km away
Finnish Bistro
85 reviews
.13 km away
Urban Growler
25 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Raptor Center
52 reviews
1.14 km away
Urban Growler Brewing Company
60 reviews
1.38 km away
Gibbs Farm Museum
18 reviews
1.20 km away
Bang Brewing
9 reviews
1.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Colossal Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2315 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1723
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-797-4027
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing