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

April and May Classes and Workshops 2018

Take a good gander at our class and workshops scheduled for this spring. We have classes on fruit trees, seeds, cover crops, a series for health and healing through Ayurvedic teachings and more. We are still working on organizing a date for our perennial plant swap as well as a new date for our postponed (due to April blizzard) “Biodiversity…

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People Power: Meet TD Front of House Manager Bailey Morrison

Our Tiny Diner is powered by wonderful people like Bailey Morrison. She is the Tiny Diner’s Supervisor. She supports staff and ensures restaurant is functioning smoothly. Not only does she ensure things are going well inside the restaurant, she also handles social media messaging, donation requests, and provides additional assistance for events on-site like the Tiny Diner Famers’ Market and out…

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Event preview: “Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Seed, Scion and Info Share” April 15th, 2018

You may have seen posters and online banners about our event, “Biodiversity in Your Backyard,” and wondered what is this all about? The Tiny Diner has partnered up with Land By Hand, Seed Sages, Urban Forage, and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association for this spring kick-off event to connect people with more ways to increase biodiversity at home, at school, at work…

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