Welcome to the Daily Diner
Familiar, but definitely not ordinary: that’s the Daily Diner. Fast, friendly service, a lively and exciting atmosphere, a fabulous menu, and an inspirational story—it’s where history, flavor, and culture mingle with opportunity to make our place truly something special.
Located along University Avenue in the commercial district of Saint Paul’s historic Frogtown, we’re an eclectic urban eatery serving classic diner favorites while incorporating local ingredients and ethnic flavors inspired by the diversity of our neighborhood and the heritage of our location.
Gigantic cinnamon rolls, fluffy pancakes, spicy carnitas Benedict, soulful chicken and waffles, and meatloaf that would make Momma proud are just a few of the Daily Diner dishes that make our menu as delicious as it is diverse.
Open daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served up hot at the Daily Diner!
Comfort food that will truly lift spirits!
In addition to serving classic diner fare and inventive original dishes, we also serve a much higher calling by providing vocational training opportunities for men and women transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. The Daily Diner, the result of a strategic collaboration by the Union Gospel Mission with area hospitality industry experts, offers practical, on-the-job training in the restaurant field (one of the few growing sectors in the economy) to those on the road to recovery.
Operating in conjunction with our full-service restaurant, the Daily Diner, our training program produces qualified employees who are prepared for work in the hospitality industry. Upon graduation, each trainee has gained the skills necessary not only to find a job, but to keep it! And in the process, they gain the dignity and courage to lead a life of self-reliance. To find out more about us, click here.