Colossal Cafe in Minneapolis, MN

Colossal Cafe

 June 06, 2010  9 Comments  44321 views





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1839 E 42nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55407


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    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    Apple/Walnut/Brie Flappers are outstanding! The Mrs ordered the Colassal Combo and the bacon and bread I snuck a bite of were amazing as well..some of the best ever!
  2. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    A tip for America's youth: Don't write restaurant reviews after 1:00 a.m. or else you'll write gibberish instead of declaring that Colossal Cafe was "definitely one of the better DDD places for breakfast."
  3. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    We went to Colossal Cafe for breakfast during our DDD roadtrip to the Twin Cities. The Colossal's indoor dining area is about 10 square centimeters larger than Al's, which is to say that Colossal's dining area about as roomy as a Prius. Thed saving grace (May through September at least) is the outdoor seating.
    My wife inadvertently ordered a full stack of the apple-walnut-brie flappers (instead of a short stack) and I tried a breakfast sandwich on a freshly made biscuit (along with half of my wife's flappers). Both were execellent though the trick with the flappers is to let the brie melt thoroughly. Defginiteky ine of the better DDD places for breakfast.
  4. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    Stopped in on our way to Idaho. We ordered the meatloaf sandwich with the cranberry compote and the marinated pork sandwich. We each had 1/2. Good prices, portions and service. It's amazing how big the camera can make a place look. This is our 5th out of 7 Triple-D stops all tolled. Many more to go.
  5. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    Kristen-- DDD Roadtrips are fun. I like to get to Minneapolis whenever I can, and going to Triple D locations is good excuse to go (is about 6 hours from where I live), but I usually am also going to concert or visiting family there also. I've been to almost all in MN with exception of the new ones that just aired last month. Begining of June am planning weekend to Omaha primarly to go to the Triple D locations there. But also to get out of town and roadtrip with my GTO. Would love to try to tackle all the locations in TX, but is pretty far for me. Someday though.
  6. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    Dustin--- I am seeing your comments everywhere....I am jealous and intrigued.  I want to go on fun DDD roadtrips!!  I am getting to go to Minneapolis in June and will also try to get to some locations in TX over the summer :)
  7. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    My Wife & I enjoyed the Colossal Cafe after seeing it featured in a DDD episode. I devoured a meatloaf sandwich that is like no other meatloaf sandwich out there. The sandwich bread was fresh, the meatloaf was seasoned perfectly, and the cranberry chutney was just like a cherry on top of ice cream. Perfect. My wife went with the daily special, which was a spicy egg mix up/mash up breakfast. She enjoyed this, but wished she went with the apple walnut flappers. With her being "preggers", brie cheese ain't what a lady should be eating. So, a must return after our kid is born! Glad we went!
  8. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    Stopped in for breakfast one morning on my May MN DDD Roadtrip. Me and my buddy had the carmel apple flappers. The person at counter said short stack was enough for one person, and most don't finish that. And that the tall stack (which was $1 more) she didn't know anyone who's ever finished it. So I felt since am on a DDD roadtrip, but also a fan or Man V. Food, that I'd take on that challenge. My buddy just got the short stack, but I went for the full one. And I finished it. Plus ate some of his cheese he didn't eat. So man won. And they were very good.
  9. Anonymous
    Sunday, June 06, 2010
    A tiny cafe seating about 15 in south Minneapolis.  Terrific breakfast offering and known especially for a yeast based pancake called a flapper.  You either love these heavy pancake-like creations or maybe not...but they have a huge following.  Myself, I love the seasonal vegie omelot.  Simply wonderful.  Note: New owner Elizabeth has maintained all the flavor and character of the founder and added some new creations. 


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