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.- 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day

Recent blog posts

Taste The Waste Event: February 7th at the Red Stag Supperclub

“Reducing food waste by even one-third could feed 50 million people.” – Minnesota Monthly, “Taste the Waste” Event Summary Would you like to help reduce food waste, support climate action, and encourage closed-loop creative culinary artistry all while fine dining? Then this is an event for you! With food donated from Twin Cities Co-op Partners, our very own Tiny Diner…

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Cheap Date Night on Mondays

Are you wondering where to go after a long Monday at work? Do you need to treat yourself and someone special to great conversation, good food, and satiating drinks? If you haven’t yet heard, Tiny Diner is offering cheap date night this winter on Mondays from 5-9pm. The cheap date night includes 2 entrees, a bottle of wine or a…

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Slow down, hibernate and read! January Book Recommendations

At the Tiny Diner we hope to encourage everyone to slow down in their busy lives. Slow down to treat each other with respect and kindness. Slow down to eat great food and socialize in a colorful and joyful setting at our restaurant. Slow down to walk through our gardens in the summer, notice other living beings and how they…

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Cheap Date Night


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