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Little Restaurant Made Famous by Flappers Will Close at the End of the Month

After October 1, Minneapolis Won’t Have a Colossal Cafe Anymore

Colossal Cafe is leaving Minneapolis behind after 11-plus years of yeasty flappers.
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With the impending retirement of co-owner John Tinucci, the Minneapolis Colossal Cafe at 2403 East 38th Street will close on October 1 after over a decade in Minneapolis. Last year, the business of Colossal Cafe moved out of its original, tiny location to this spot. This address was previously home to Pilgrimage Cafe, Citizen Cafe

Co-owner Elizabeth Tinucci began working at the original location before taking open the business in 2010. She and her father eventually opened up two more Colossal Cafes at 2315 Como Avenue and 1340 Grand Avenue, both in St. Paul. Both of those locations will remain open and serving the famous yeasted flappers as well as breakfast and lunch favorites.

Today the business announced the closure via a Facebook post, but promised the neighborhood that The Standish Cafe would soon open in the original space.

We are announcing today that as of October 1, Colossal Cafe Minneapolis will be closed. The last day for breakfast or...

Posted by Colossal Cafe on Monday, September 17, 2018

Colossal Café

1839 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (612) 729-2377 Visit Website