Welcome to

Maria's Cafe

COLOMBIAN CAFE

Twin Citians have come regard Maria's Cafe as one of metro's prime breakfast destinations.

 Each of our famous breakfast or lunch options is prepared from scratch.

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About Us

Maria's Story

María Hoyos, owner and operator of Maria's Cafe, arrived in Minneapolis in 1980 from Medellin, Colombia. In this "City of Flowers" she 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.

 

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 the historic Minneapolis. Arrive early or stay late to visit the beautiful shops of the Ancient Traders Market.

OUR MENU

Specials

La Paisa

house-recipe

Our house-recipe "La Paisa" chorizo Colombian style (smoked bratwurst) is available for retail purchase in the cafe!

Breakfast Special

Monday through Friday 7 to 9 am

Enjoy our breakfast at $3.99 during weekdays. The first meal of the day is breakfast. Get up in the morning and enjoy our lovingly prepared breakfast with fresh, healthy and local produce. Be seduced and spoilt by the morning scent of coffee

Colombian

Hot Chocolate

Popular all around Colombia, especially in Bogotá, the countries capital. Hot chocolate is a staple in almost every Colombian home. In my family, as good “paisas”, we drink this hot chocolate at breakfast with arepa

 

Saturday and Sundays from 11:30am to 1:30pm

With Robert Everest

Live Music

Menu

Breakfast

Served All Day

 

1. Two Eggs & Toast ................................................. 3.95

 

2. Two Eggs, Toast & Bacon

or Sausage or Ham .................................................. 7.85

 

3. Two Eggs, Toast & American Fries ............ 5.95

 

4. Hot Oatmeal with Toast .................................. 4.95

    With Raisins or Wild Rice (Add) .............................. 2.25

    Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich ......................... 5.95

    Served with Apple Chips

    French Toast (Two Western Slices) .................... 5.95

 

5. Pancakes                    One Cake      Two Cakes

    Pancakes ...................................... 2.85 ..................... 5.65

    Ripe Plantains ............................. 4.00  ..................... 7.95

    With Cotija Cheese (Add) .......................................... 2.00

    Raisin & Walnut Pancake .......... 3.95 ..................... 7.85

    Wild Rice Pancakes ...................  3.95 ..................... 7.85

    Fausto’s Chocolate Chip P. ....... 3.95 ..................... 7.85

    Fruit Pancakes ............................  3.95 ..................... 7.85

    (Choice of Blueberry, Mango, Banana, Raspberry,

    Pineapple or  Strawberry with Maria’s Homemade

    Syrup. .95 per extra flavor)

 

6. Cachapas Venezolanas

    Corn Pancakes………………..........4.00 ………...…….. 7.95

    With Cotija Cheese (Add)……………................…….... 2.00

 

7. Maria’s Colombian Huevos Pericos

    Three Scrambled Eggs with Diced Tomatoes, Green

    Onions, White Onions, Special Seasoning & topped

    with Cheddar Cheese.  Served with Homemade

    Salsa  and Tortilla…....……..........…….........................…9.50

 

8. Juan’s Breakfast Sandwich

    One Egg with Cheese & choice of Bacon, Ham, or

    Sausage. Served on a Croissant with a side of

    American  Fries ….............…….................................… 8.75

 

9. Omelets

     ―Three Egg Cheese Omelet (choice 2 cheeses)

     Mozzarella, American, Cheddar or Swiss ……....... 7.50

     ―Three Egg Veggie Omelet

     Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Green Peppers .8.75

     Special Extras (each)

     Cheese or Vegetable ………………...................……… 1.75

     Bacon, Sausage, Ham or Chorizo ……..................... 3.25

 

10. Pablo’s Omelet

     Three Egg Omelet with White Rice, Refried Beans,

     Grilled  Onion, Cheddar Cheese & Tomato.  Served

     with Tortilla  and Homemade Salsa ......…........... 10.50

 

11. Giovanni’s Breakfast Wrap

      Egg, Rice, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onions, Green

      Peppers & Cheddar Cheese wrapped in a tortilla

      with vegetarian Sausage.  Served with homemade

      Salsa ..............................................................................7.95

Lunch

11:00 am Until Close

 

Soups

                                                        Cup                 Bowl

Sopa del Día (Monday to Friday)

(Soup of the Day)……………...………….…4.75 ......…...… 6.75

Chili …………………………………………..….4.75 ..……….... 6.75

Frijoles (Pinto Beans) ……………..………4.75………….… 6.75

Black Beans ………………………………..…4.75 ……...…… 6.75

 

Salads

 

Salad of the Day ( Monday to Friday)

    With Maria’s Special House Dressing ............….…. 9.75

    With Chicken (Add) ………………..….....………..…..…. 3.50

 

Classic Sandwiches

 

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato (BLT) ……………………......…. 9.50

Grilled Cheese (American & Swiss Cheese) …...….… 7.50

   (Three slices of Gourmet Bread)

Classic Club ……………...………………………………...….… 9.85

   Chicken Breast with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Swiss

   Cheese & Mayonnaise. Served on a Sesame Bun.

Tuna Salad …..………………………………………………....…  9.85

Chicken Salad …...…………………………………………..….. 9.85

 

Vegetarian Sandwiches

 

Avocado, Cream Cheese & Onion ………………………. 9.85

    Fresh Avocado, Raw Onions & Cream Cheese

Eggplant Grill ……………………....................................….. 9.85

    Lemon Marinated Eggplant, with Garlic Sprouts, Swiss

    Cheese & Mayonnaise

Veggie Grill ………………….…………………………..…….…. 9.85

   Grilled Sandwich with Egg, Green Pepper, Onion,

   Tomato, Mushroom, Swiss cheese & Mayonnaise

Vegetarian Patty (Vegan) ………….................….………… 8.95

    Grilled Vegetarian Patty with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion

 

All Sandwiches served on Western Sliced Gourmet Bread With a choice of Homemade American Fries,

Apple Chips, or Corn Chips.

 

Tortilla Specialties

 

Fajitas .................................………………….......……….…. 12.50

    (Chicken or Beef). Served with Homemade Salsa and a

    Small Cup of Beans with Rice.

Burritos ……………………..................................…………. 11.75

    (Chicken, Beef, Beans or Huevos Pericos)

Cheese Quesadilla ………………………..…………………....9.50

    (Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese).  Served with

    Homemade Salsa

Maria’s Special Quesadilla ........................................... 12.50

    Grilled Quesadilla with Green Pepper, Onion, Tomato,

    & Cheese with your choice of Beef, Chicken or Black

    Beans. Served with Homemade Salsa

 

Build Your Own Burger

 

Single 1/3 Pound Burger ...……………………….…………7.50

Double 1/3 Pound Burger …………………………...….  10.50

     Special Extras:  American Cheese, Swiss Cheese,

    Tomato, Onion Green Pepper, Mushroom ............. 1.75

     Bacon ……..………………………………………………...…. 2.75

South African Burger …………..............…...………….... 12.50

      1/3 Pound Burger with Swiss Cheese, Bacon, Onion,

     & a Slice of Grilled Pineapple or Mango

 

All Burgers served with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle & choice

of Homemade American Fries, Apple Chips, or Corn Chips.

Colombian

Colombian & Regional Specialities

 

Arepas Rellenas (2 small arepas)

Plain or Cheese ……………………………………………… $3.00

Chicken or Beef …………………………………………...… $6.50

 

Arepas a la Venezolana

Served with a side of Black or Pinto Beans and Aji Colombiano

 

    Pelua …………………………………...……….........……… $7.95

    Beef, avocado, cheddar cheese

    Reina Pepiada ……………………………………………… $7.95

    Chicken, avocado

    Colombiana ………………………………………………… $7.95

    Deep fried chorizo, grilled onions and cheddar

    cheese

    Paisa …………………………………………….............…… $7.95

    Filled with real chicharron (pork)

 

Calentao con Huevos (Colombian breakfast) $10.99

Rice mixed with pinto beans. Served with an egg, Colombian chorizo link, arepa and  Aji Colombiano

 

Paisa Bowl (Bandeja Paisa) …..…………………… $11.99

A classic, layered dish, starting with rice. Topped with pinto beans, beef, an egg, avocado, Colombian chorizo link, chicharron and arepa

 

Empanadas con Ají …...……………………………… $7.99

Three savory pastries stuffed with beef and potatoes

 

Hamburguesa Paisa …………………………….…… $8.50

Our single 1/3-pound burger. Served in an arepa with a fried egg, grilled onions, cheddar cheese on a bed of ripe plantains (tajadas)

 

Chorizo Paisa (Pork or chicken) …...……………… $4.95

Two links of our house-recipe Colombian sausage

 

Pandequeso (Pan de Bono) ….....…………………… $3.50

Colombian cheese bread, baked fresh in-house

 

Chocolate Colombiano …............………………… $4.25

Rich, vegan Colombian chocolate

With Milk ……………........…………………………………… $4.75

 

Tajadas Maduras …………….………………………… $3.95

Ripe plantains

On The Side

Bacon (Four Strips) ........................................................ 4.25

Sausage (Three Links or Three Patties) ..................... 4.25

Homemade Colombian Sausage (Chorizo) ............... 4.85

One Egg ............................................................................ 1.50

Ham ................................................................................... 4.75

Steak .................................................................................. 7.25

Vegetarian Sausage Patties (Three) ........................... 4.75

Toast .................................................................................. 2.25

English Muffin ................................................................. 2.25

Colombian Cheese Bread (Pandequeso) .................... 3.50

Raisin Bran Muffin (Homemade) .................................. 3.75

Sour Cream ...................................................................... 1.50

Peanut Butter .................................................................. 1.50

Homemade Salsa or Aji Colombiano .......................... 2.50

Tortilla  (Corn or Flour) ................................................... 1.50

Homemade American Fries ......................................... 3.25

Cup of White Rice .......................................................... 3.25

Refried Beans .................................................................. 3.25

Beverages

Bottomless Maria’s House Blend

Colombian Supremo Coffee ............................... 2.25

Hot Tea (Black Tea, Green Tea, or Herbal Tea) ......... 2.00

Colombian Hot Chocolate ... 4.25  with milk  .......... 4.75

Orange Juice ..................................................................... 2.95

Tropical Juices .................................................................. 2.99

    Guava, Guanabana, Mango, Papaya-Pineapple

Milk (Skim or Whole) ...................................................... 2.95

Soda (Coke Products) ..................................................... 2.00

Ice Tea (Tropical Fresh Brewed) .................................. 2.00

Colombian Lemonade (No Refills) .............................. 2.00

 

Specialty Coffees

 

Traditional Espresso ....................................................... 2.50

    Lightly Roasted Gourmet Espresso

Cappuccino ....................................................................... 3.95

    Half Espresso & Half Steamed Milk

Flavored Cappuccino ...................................................... 4.50

    Choice of Almond, Vanilla, Caramel or Hazelnut

    flavoring

Café Latte  ........................................................................ 4.50

    Espresso with a Generous Amount of Steamed Milk

Flavored Latte  ................................................................. 4.85

     Choice of Almond, Vanilla, Caramel or Hazelnut

    flavoring

Café Mocha  ..................................................................... 4.85

    Chocolate Sauce, Espresso, Steamed Milk &

    Whipped Cream

Extra Shot of Espresso  ................................................. 1.50

Desserts

Coffee Cake  .................................................................... 3.75

Corn Bread  ...................................................................... 3.75

Ice Cream (Vanilla) ....................................................... 3.75

Hot Fudge Sundae .......................................................... 5.75

Colombian Flan  ............................................................... 4.75

Guava Turnover ............................................................... 3.25

 

All Dessert items are Homemade.

 

Wine List

White Wine

Pinot Grigio, Robert Mondavi (California)

Moscato, Robert Mondavi (California)

White Zinfandel, Robert Mondavi (California)

 

Red Wine

Merlot, Robert Mondavi (California)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi (California)

 

 

Drinks

Sake Bloody Mary............................................................ 7.00

Mimosas  .......................................................................... 6.00

Colombian Refajo (One liter)...................................... 14.95

A Refreshing Beer Drink!

Banquets

Meeting Receptions Banquets

Let Maria's Cafe host your next private party!

Maria's Cafe is available for meetings and groups events during business hours.

 

Private functions, including receptions and banquets, may be arranged for parties in one or more of our three seating areas

For private functions, Maria's Cafe features customized menu selections with a Latin flair, served plated, family or buffet style. A selection of domestic and imported beer an wine is available. Additional liquor selections may also be arranged.

 

We can also arrange for or prepare the following:

Latin guitarist or Latin music ensembles

Fine linens, chair covers, china, silverware ans stemware

Floral arrangements

Favors and place cards

 

Cal Us Now: 612-870-9842

Reviews

City Pages

2000

Oct 18

"Ave Maria" Oct 18, 2000

"A new morning" Dec 7, 1994

www.citypages.com

Star Tribune

2006

Apr 2

"Small bites, big favors" April 2, 2006. Sunday

"Check please, Minneapolis breakfast option. Oct 18, 2000

"The food patrol" Oct 9, 2002

www.startribune.com

Food Network

2008

Dec 10

The Food Network's program

Maria's Cafe was featured on The Food Network's program, "$24 in 24 Hours". Chef Jeff Mauro and Maria had fun making Cachapas !

www.foodnetwork.com

Awards

2000

Jun 18

City Pages: Best Pancakes 2000.

First Annual Salsa Fiesta: Best overall salsa.

Mpls, St. Paul Magazine: Marias Cafe features in Best Restauran

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