About The Cafe
The Colossal Cafe building had many previous incarnations, the most recent being, Me and Ma’s. In February of 2005, Bess Giannakakis began work on the current space. Everything was torn out; including ceilings, walls and floors. Six months (and a great deal of work by many people) later the Cafe opened it’s doors. The immediate support of the neighborhood and the press helped solidify the Cafe as the Minneapolis institution it is today.
In August 2010 Carrie, John and Elizabeth Tinucci purchased the Colossal Cafe. They have continued the tradition of providing creative food and quality service to the neighborhood and beyond.
Another milestone happened in December 2011 when Colossal Cafe will opened its second Minnesota restaurant in Saint Paul. Occupying the the former Saint Anthony Park Clinic, Colossal Cafe, St. Paul provides the neighborhood with the same great food and gathering space as the Minneapolis restaurant.