Tiny Diner in Minneapolis
Going out for breakfast/brunch is one of my favorite things! Especially when I'm traveling.
I was in Minneapolis for a couple of days and had the great fortune to have breakfast at Tiny Diner.
The diner may be tiny, but the concept is huge! And the food was great too!
Now, Minneapolis and Minnesota have been under some stricter rules due to the pandemic so restaurants are finding a new normal. The server at Tiny Diner had a fun analogy. I'm paraphrasing, but she said something like, "Once you've been a server it's kind of like riding a bike, but working during COVID-19 is like if you put the seat on backwards and bent the tires on your bike." So funny and so true.
The actual building for Tiny Diner is small so good thing they have the coolest patio I've ever seen! I didn't even go inside! I'm sure it's lovely, however.
Tiny Diner has an outdoor patio with a roof made of solar panels and you eat among their urban farm that is helping to keep bees and other pollinators alive! The Tiny Diner website states, "The Tiny Diner showcases bio-intensive urban farming methods and efficient water use strategies through its edible gardens and rainwater catchments systems. In partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate and Master Water Stewards of the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, visitors can see and read about small-scale installations like an edible perennial garden and rainwater catchment techniques."
Tiny Diner also offers events, classes, and a farmer's market! How cool is that!
Their Facebook page even mentions baby goats. I'm a little bummed that I did not get to see a baby goat, but whatever, it's fine.
All this and I haven't even gotten to the food yet. The food was delicious!
I ordered The Breakfast of Champions with hashbrowns and upgraded my short stack to chocolate chip pancakes! The hashbrowns were good and crunchy on the outside, just how I like them! I took my pancakes to go and even the to-go container was cool and very eco-friendly!
My friend ordered The Breakfast Burrito, which was massive and came with salsa verde, salsa chipotle, and creme. So good.
And my hazelnut latte was delightful and pretty! I would definitely go back.
Also, Tiny Diner is a women-owned business! Get it, girls!
Tiny Diner is also dog friendly.