Yeah, yeah, we know the joke no longer works: The ironically named Colossal Café, housed in a tiny 500-square-foot space, has a second, mid-sized location in St. Paul. Not big enough to earn the name, not small enough to be a punchline.
But you know what is colossal? Colossal enough to shut up naysayers? Their seriously hefty breakfast sammies.
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The egg, cheddar, and bacon sandwich comes in at around half a pound, with a big fluffy biscuit that serves as a hand to mouth vessel for the sandwich's inner workings: a brilliantly fluffed egg, lean, medium-thick cut bacon, and partially melted cheddar, all done to perfection. Of course, a sandwich is nothing if the bread doesn't hold up, and here, the biscuit is king.
The beauty of this simple repast is its from-scratch origins and its large portions. A single sandwich needs no sides; instead, pair yours with a fresh sugary juice or a nice dark coffee to provide a boost of energy after the carb load hits.
The Colossal serves these both in-house and via takeout, but for the true experience, elbow up next to a stranger and face out at 42nd Street at the original location while you enjoy the simple yet divine pleasures from this mighty kitchen.
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