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

Recent blog posts

Yummy June Harvests!

Harvested Flashy Trout Back Lettuce in a cooling bath before delivery. Fresh snow peas on a trellis. Are you wondering what we are harvesting at our rural farm right now? What is in season? In May, we were harvesting delicious tender greens like arugula, lettuce mixes, baby amaranth leaf mixes, and edible Johnny jump-up flowers. This June, Rural Farm Manager…

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People Power: Edid Torres

Too often the hardest working, creative, funny people at restaurants are behind swinging doors or behind stoves, to busy to speak to the people that are eating the food they prepare. As we all know, the food preppers, sous chefs and head chefs are the pillars of any restaurant. Therefore, the “People Power” section in our monthly newsletter (June 2018)…

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Happy Solstice! Midsommer’s Night Party with GOAT YOGA 6/21

Whether you like yoga or not, this Thursday night June 21st at the Tiny Diner will surely help you feel rejuvenated, excited about life and light, and connect with other living beings! A night filled with GOATS, SUN-HONORING CREATIONS, MUSIC, and so much more. We invite you to stop by our Midsommer’s Night event from 5-8pm to celebrate the beginning…

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