Over the past 20 years, restauranteur María Hoyos has been pleasing customers with her honest dedication to home-cooked foods.
Twin Citians have come regard Maria's Cafe as one of metro's prime breakfast destinations.
Each of her famous breakfast, lunch and dinner options is prepared from scratch.
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
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.