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Colossal Cafe, Minneapolis MN


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Colossal Cafe, Minneapolis MN

KTFoley | Oct 17, 2006 03:20 PM

This weekend I went back to a breakfast spot that I've mentioned before: the Colossal Cafe on 42nd Street and Cedar Ave South. Thought I'd mention it because it's just the sort of place that deserves a little word of mouth publicity.

Sunday's special was salmon "hash." Here's how the Colossal folks do that dish: a layer of garlicky greens (chard?) sliced thin like a persillade and sauteed, then cubed potatoes that were roasted & fried crisp, a cornmeal-crusted green veg like a tomatillo or a steamed broccoli stem, eggs anyway you like them, generous chunks of salmon, a light drape of sauce that spoke of cream & white wine.

My eggs were ethereally scrambled and served with slices of freshly toasted homemade bread. No grease, nothing heavy-handed.

Dark fresh coffee was refilled with perfect timing, though folks who want to read the whole paper can order a french-press potful. I had a bit of raspberry scone, which offered just the right crumb -- my only sadness was that I ordered too much food.


This breakfast and lunch place is a tiny little spot next to the historic-fire-station-converted-to-architect-offices.

For those who like breakfast, this is worth stopping by.

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