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Colossal Cafe

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2315 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1723
+1 651-797-4027
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Becker, Minnesota
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177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Saturday, early afternoon and waited a short 5 minutes for a table. The service was great, very friendly. I had the short stack of flappers which was two very large pancakes. I didn't care for the yeast as it gave the pancakes an overwhelming taste. Another order was flappers with the fruit and they came with... More 

Thank Eileen P
Hugo, Minnesota
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uff da! Food was delicious and the coffee hot and plentiful. This was a luncheon meeting with a friend and at first, it looked impossible to get it. After a 10 minute wait we had a table and a wonderful two hour discussion. Love this place.

Thank Jnbartunek
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to ask about ingredients in the Flappers (pancakes). Very strange flavor; almost tasted fermented. They were not edible for our taste buds. The three other breakfast dishes ordered were very good (breakfast sandwiches and classic breakfast plate) Great coffee. Good Service We've been here twice now a Saturday about 1pm. Got a table right away. Oddly on both... More 

Thank Rebecca H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot for breakfast. We went on a snowy morning so it wasn't busy. A perfect place for a good meal and some coffee

Thank Jacob R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We love this place especially for a late breakfast/early lunch on weekdays. Seems like we nearly always order the fritata - which is a huge amount of food. We love the bread that come with it and always ask for their amazing homemade jam. We almost always buy scones though we often end up taking them home to eat the... More 

Thank ElleAhr
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I know this isn't my husband's type of place so he may never come back but I may try it again if for nothing else than Nutella roll!!! Very good but a very yuppie crowd. No space to walk. Get in line... you order at the counter and your food is delivered to a table they choose for you. Try... More 

Thank Shelly E
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Colossal Cafe is the best breakfast location in St Paul. The good is always fresh and fast. Everything is made from scratch and tastes amazing!

Thank Wade P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch during a very pleasant walk up and down Grand Avenue. Place was busy so had a 10 minute wait to be seated- no problem! Great bustling atmosphere, lovely tasty chilli and recommended IPA beer. Very good attentive service. Would definitely recommend for a light lunch or maybe breakfast.

Thank timjules
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite breakfast place!! Never lets us down. Great food and coffee. Best pancakes!!!!! I've not been to the other locations.

Thank Jessica O
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visiting family. Went for breakfast. Sat outside as the weather was beautiful. Ordered the Ham, Hash browns and Swiss Omelet to share. It was very good! Hot, fluffy, tasty with the melted swiss cheese! Coffee was fresh and very good as well. Had the pineapple salsa which was very different but also very tasty. Enjoyed the homemade Blackberry jam with... More 

Thank Dave D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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

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