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
Open 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day

Recent blog posts

Winter Care Fair November 4th

Get healthy with us! On Sunday November 4th from 2-430pm we are hosting our first “Winter Care Fair” at the Tiny Diner. From local makers who will help you stay warm to herbalists who will help you fight colds to wilderness experts who will advise you on how to start fires and dress properly – this event has something for…

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Final Fall Harvest and Garden Winterization

Our final farm and garden harvests are in. Most of the fall leaves have tumbled down, laying beautiful rustic confetti for us to walk upon. A calm, warming sunlight shines under the patio and illuminates tidied garden, play hive and outdoor seating spaces. Like other growers and growing spaces, we are ready for a hibernating winter. And this is what…

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First Place Tomato: White Cherry

Despite a very hot and humid day for our 5th Annual Tomato Tasting & Spice Challenge, we had a great turnout of spice lovers and tomato coneissuers. To get the day started, local neighborhood volunteers Mary Stade and Cindy Hagen helped Seed Sages set-up the event. And a wonderful volunteer, Christine Harkess Shortridge , of Open Arms helped guide people through…

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