This Morning at a Cuban Restaurant Victors 1959 Cafe

It was a clear crisp morning and off to a bright start, I conveyed Richards’s sister and niece to the airport on their way to a big ceremony in Pennsylvania.  As my reward Richard offered to take me to breakfast.  (It has been one of those weeks and a little TLC goes a long way.)  The fellow customers were all heads down and tucked into their early morning breakfasts. Young couples and retirees talked and ate with a purpose. Viva! Retrieved November 11, 2010.

Victors 1959 Café is like no other little restaurant I have been to in the Twin Cities. It commemorates the Cuban Revolution on its walls, which are massively covered with graffiti from visitors. (Korean was noted today.) It’s a playful place.  It once was an American style home cookin’ restaurant.  Where I ate many a cholesterol-loaded breakfast. That was ten years ago; since then it is known for it’s Cuban cuisine.  There you can find breakfast with plate size fluffy pancakes with mango. You might be sitting six inches away from your neighbor, at the brightly colored vinyl covered tables.  This place would be called a shack back in New England, but as any old salt knows, the shack is where you can find some very good food.  They keep it simple and there is a friendly staff and quick service.  When I had dinner, the Cuban vegetarian plate was uniquely satisfying. (Right, I stuffed myself.) The beans and yucca stand out as my favorite combinations of food. (I don’t dare to try cooking yucca.)  Ah, but the dessert was rockin’- freshly made coconut ice cream! (That was special. Love it.)  Reservations for dinner are recommended.

This restaurant was featured on Guy Fieri’s Food show “Diners Drive-ins and Dives”. Retrieved from Victors 1959 Café November 11, 2010,

If you are looking for some fun and something out of the ordinary in an eatery, catch a meal at Victors. You never know whom you might run into!

3756 Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis   612-827-8948

Take out and catering too!

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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