​​UPDATE: In compliance with the order of the Mayor, effective 3/17/20 at 12:00PM we will restrict service to take out and delivery. We have many staff that have asked to continue working and are here to serve you. Visit the order now section, to place your order. 


The health and safety of our staff and guests is our top priority! We are taking action to reduce the spread of infection while maintaining our operations. We ask any guest that is sick, recently been in contact with someone who is sick or has a serious chronic medical condition like Heart Disease, Diabetes and Lung Disease avoid coming into the restaurant. Please use one of our partners and request a no contact delivery.


We have reviewed the information and recommendations from the Minnesota Health Department, World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and will continue until the risk of infection related to COVID-19 returns to levels manageable through our regular operations.

In an abundance of caution, we have taken the measures outlined below.

  • Training with all staff to reiterate the importance of hand washing, sanitation, cleanliness and the review of newly implemented measures.
  • We have cancelled all events including but not limited to karaoke, open mic comedy, BarINGO and Happy Hours. 
  • Insisting employees stay home if they are sick.
  • The placement of alcohol pads in close proximity to and for use on POS equipment, self-service kiosks, entry doors and other frequently touched solid surfaces.
  • The removal of all condiment bottles, straw and napkin dispensers, table top menus and salt and pepper shakers from the dining room. All condiments will be distributed using single serve disposable containers or packets.
  • Sanitizing tables, chairs, booths and menus after each use.
  • Requiring the use of tongs or gloves when handling all garnishes.
  • Splitting up or separating large parties.
  • Increased distance between parties dining in the restaurant.
  • Limiting the occupancy of the building to avoid groups congregating while waiting to be seated.


We will continue to implement additional measures as needed or identified.

As a small independent restaurant, the livelihood of our staff and continued operation rely on the patronage of those who are able during these uncertain times. We sincerely appreciate your business and can’t thank you enough for your support!

The Staff, Management and Ownership

The Nicollet Diner & Muffin Top Cafe

Responding to Covid-19

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