Colombian Breakfast

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

Open on Thursday July 4th

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.

Maria's Café
Maria's Café
Robert Alberti Google Reviews

Maria's on a Sunday morning with live music? Yes, please! And the fried plantains were exceptional.

LaDonna DeLorme Google Reviews

I love the fruit pancakes here. They had good coffee and attentive service.

Luke Huebner Google Reviews

Excellent breakfast. Corn pancakes are amazing and so is everything else really.

Mayra Rodriguez Google Reviews

Every time I'm in Minneapolis I stop here at least once. The corn and pancakes with cotija cheese are amazing, and the service is great.

Live Music

Saturday and Sundays from 11:30am to 1:30pm with Robert Everest

Weekend Specials


Our Saturday Special is a mix of the Latin American taste. Sweet sautéed plantains paired with our homemade black beans, two scrambled eggs, sausage links and arepa; this white corn biscuit is the most popular breakfast item in Colombia! We top it off with cotija cheese to give it the perfect touch.


Our Sunday Special brings the flavors of sautéed yucca, a South American root, homemade pinto beans, two scrambled eggs, sausage patties and arepa. You are sure to enjoy this exciting dish!

We Recommend

Huevos Pericos Maria's Café
Breakfast Special


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

La Paisa Maria's Café
La Paisa


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

Chocolate Maria's Café
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

Let Maria's Cafe host your next private party!


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.

  • Latin guitarist or Latin music ensembles
  • Fine linens, chair covers, china, silverware ans stemware
  • Floral arrangements
  • Favors and place cards

Colombian Café

Our Menu

Colorful daytime dinner dishing up popular corn pancakes & other hearty North & South American fare. Each of our famous breakfast or lunch options is prepared from scratch.

Maria's Favorites

Cachapas Venezolanas

Corn Pancakes. With Cotija Cheese (Add $2.25).

5.75/ 11.25

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.



Calentao con Huevos

Colombian breakfast. Rice mixed with pinto beans. Served with an egg, Colombian chorizo link, arepa and aji colombiano.


Bandeja Paisa

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





Huevos Pericos


Regional Specialities


Build Your Own Burger

Monday to Sunday 8am to 3pm

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

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

1113 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Monday to Sunday 8am to 3pm

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