Welcome to Tiny Diner

The Tiny Diner and Farm is a small place with big ideas. We believe it’s the little things that count, so we’re creating menus with as many local foods as we can, including the stuff we grow ourselves.

Every month we pay tribute to diner towns across the USA, exploring different ways to use our Midwestern bounty.We’re producing energy with our patio roof/solar array, increasing urban soil fertility, and creating a natural habitat for pollinators and urban wildlife in what’s basically our own backyard.

We’re partnering with the Permaculture Institute-Cold Climate (www.pricoldclimate.org) to present skill shares and permaculture design classes, and working a plot on one of Minnesota’s earliest organic farms, Garden Farme in Anoka County.  The Tiny Diner showcases biointensive urban farming methods and efficient water use strategies through its edible gardens and rain water 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 rain water catchment techniques.

From its hardscape to its landscape, this Diner was designed to provide a renovated example of whole system design: low impact, educational, and tangibly tasty.

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1024 East 38th St. • Minneapolis, MN

Open daily 7 a.m.– 9 p.m. • 612.767.3322
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve + Christmas

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Recent blog posts

Tiny Diner Featured in Midwest Living Article!

This Sunday after being awoken an hour earlier due to the dreaded Daylight Savings Time, I decided to cheer myself up with breakfast at Tiny Diner. Turns out it was exactly what I needed to get out of my sleepy funk. Brunch at Tiny Diner was lively, the food was delicious (as always), and the atmosphere was warm. Even though…

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Staff Highlight: Andrea Eger, Education and Farmers Market Coordinator

We have a lot of talented and multifaceted folks here that help the Tiny Diner operate all of its endeavors. From the kitchen to the dining patio, from the garden to the Farmer’s Market, we have a lot of coordination that takes place in a very small space. In each of our newsletters this season we aim to highlight at…

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Call for Farmers’ Market Vendors!

Come sell your produce market at our NEW and IMPROVED Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market this season. We have one of the most affordable markets in the Twin Cities with flexibility that will leave you with less stress during your harvest season. For more information and/or to sign-up fill out this form ASAP. We have limited spaces and would love to have…

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