Serving Food Made from Scratch.
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.
Growing to new heights.
In December 2011, Colossal Cafe opened its second Minnesota restaurant in St. Paul. Occupying the the former Saint Anthony Park Clinic, the Como location provides the neighborhood with the same great food and gathering space as the Minneapolis restaurant, with plenty of space to spare.
Finally, Colossal’s third spot opened June 2015 on the corner of Grand and Hamline. It is the first Cafe to feature a full espresso bar, and nitrogen-infused cold-brewed coffee on tap.