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Colossal Cafe

2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3017
+1 612-886-3443
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brie” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3017
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is always busy for a reason. Great food and good service. I love those big pancakes. They're very filling and good as leftovers!

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend suggested that we meet here for brunch on Sunday. He mentioned the potential of a long wait to get in. I opted to give it a try, as the comments from others had been good, as well as the online reviews. He arrived...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but tastefully homey atmosphere. Perfect hash browns, golden and crispy and the bacon is thick cut and delicious. Many homemade items including fresh jams. The pancakes are the size of the plate and very filling. Overall a great experience. I did not enjoy the...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great breakfast spot in South Minneapolis. Their biscuits and gravy are really good. My wife had a bacon egg and cheese biscuit that was terrific. The biscuits are homemade.

Thank Kswany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for brunch, even if there are dietary restrictions like Paleo or vegetarian. We enjoyed our time, even on a busy Sunday afternoon.

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this cozy breakfast spot appealed to us on a cold March morning. The decor certainly felt like rustic Colorado cabin meets swanky hotel dining room; the food was just as unique and incredibly tasty! The service was attentive and very friendly. I tried...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I came here with my friends for breakfast and ordered the cinnamon roll. It was the best cinnamon roll I’ve ever eaten (and the size of the plate).

Thank MacKenzie K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The COLOSSAL CAFE has a huge name but a small space. In summer it expands outdoors, but at peak times it can take a long time to get a table and service. The food is very good and low priced,

Thank Grandpa S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Family friendly. Weekends long wait, but worth it, download the app to avoid long wait-time. Food is worth it. Friendly staff. We had fun waiting, get to chat with your friends or family as you enjoy free coffee and mini chocolate muffins.

Thank HumbleWorld
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. Fresh, healthful and delicious. Love the pancakes with brie and the eggs Benedict was fabulous. The space is small but it’s worth the wait. They also have excellent espresso and coffee. Breakfast or lunch I know you’ll enjoy it.

Thank S K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-886-3443
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