To introduce city folks to small-town cafes, Minneapolis artist Mat Ollig created collage-style paintings of 10 diners across the state. Each painting hangs in the diner that inspired it. There also are postcards of each painting. Ollig hopes people go see his paintings, pick up a postcard and enjoy an authentic diner meal. (For more info, go to his Twitter hashtag, #mnArtHunt.)

1) The Barn

711 Washington St., Brainerd, Minn.


2) Bev’s Cafe

221 Bush St., Red Wing


3) Charlie’s Cafe

115 Main St. E., Freeport, Minn.


4) Coney Island Deluxe

112 W. 1st St., Duluth


5) Costa’s Candies and Restaurant

112 N. Cedar Av., Owatonna, Minn.

6) Lange’s Cafe

110 8th Av. SE., Pipestone, Minn.


7) Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop

131 Main St. S., Stillwater


8) Red’s Cafe

221 Nelson Blvd., Montrose, Minn.


9) Ricky’s Embers

5400 Central Ave. NE., Fridley


10) The Viking Cafe

203 W. Lincoln Av., Fergus Falls, Minn.

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