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Maria's Cafe - Minneapolis

Colombian and American Fusion

Maria Hoyos, owner and operator of Maria's Cafe, arrived in Minneapolis in 1980 from Medellin, Colombia. In this "City of Flowers", Maria owned a florist shop and the kitchen was simply a hobby. Her hobby evolved into a calling.

After 14 years with a popular restaurant in South Minneapolis, Maria opened Maria's Breakfast Club on her own in 1993. Business boomed. At the end of her lease, Maria opted to move her restaurant-with no success. For the past few years, Maria has performed private catering and worked at two country clubs. Live Entertainment at Maria's Cafe Minneapolis

The opportunity to open a new restaurant in Minneapolis resulted from a tip from a former Breakfast Club customer and friend, and an invitation from the American Indian Business Development Corporation to take residence in the Ancient Traders Market.

The result is a beautiful, bright and fun café in the heart of historic Minneapolis. Arrive early or stay late to visit the beautiful shops of the Ancient Traders Market.


Be sure to ask Maria about her banquet rooms that will accommodate 90 + people or reserving her restaurant during the evenings.Book your holiday banquets

Colombian Independence Festival
Saturday July 17, 2010 at Maria's Cafe!
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1113 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55404


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1113 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
(612) 870-9842

Monday thru Saturday 7 to 3 and Sunday 8 to 3

Live Music:
A singer/guitar player on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

Payments accepted

All major credit cards, cash


Colombian, Cuban, American

Restaurant also offers:

Gift Certificates
Kid friendly atmosphere
Live music Saturdays & Sundays (from 11:30am-1:30pm)
Vegetarian dishes
Wheelchair access
Wine and beer available

Maria's Cafe in South Minneapolis  Colombian and American Fusion  Live Music at Maria's Cafe