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 to present skill shares and permaculture design classes, and working a plot on Minnesota’s first organic farm, 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.beans

Recent blog posts

Get Your Butts To The Art Sled Rally

                    By Joanna Demkiewicz Everybody rally. The 8th Annual Art Sled Rally is happening this Saturday, January 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on the Western slopes of Powderhorn Park. South Sixteenth High Jinks, a group of artists and neighbors, created the event in order to “enrich the spirit of community.” The…

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Beer, Bratwurst and Barley Pancakes: Our Milwaukee Menu is Here

                    By Joanna Demkiewicz In 1992, Alice Cooper offered us one of the most important history lessons via Wayne’s World, in which he explains Milwaukee is actually pronounced “’Mill-e-wah-que,’ which is Algonquin for ‘the good land.’” Duly noted, Alice. We’re bringing “the good land” diner food to Minneapolis, so we can…

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Small Business Revolution

Part of Deluxe’s 100th anniversary year, the Small Business Revolution will highlight 100 small businesses from across the country throughout 2015.  We’re excited to be the 1st business highlighted!  THANK YOU to all of our customers who make us possible! […]

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Work at Tiny Diner

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