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Bittersweet Cafe

212 Division St.
Northfield  Minnesota  55057
United States
(507) 645-5661
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Lisa Meyers McClintick
The aroma of morning java draws customers in, but the densely delicious cinnamon popovers keep them coming back.

Popovers are traditionally served piping hot straight out of the oven, but don’t let the cool versions ($1.75 apiece) in the bakery case here throw you off. Made fresh daily, these dense and chewy, buttery sweet treats will have you hooked at first bite. We tried them rolled in cinnamon sugar for breakfast, but Bittersweet Cafe also serves them plain and as a fun alternative to bread for chicken salad and Mediterranean tuna sandwiches.

Other tasty-looking meals include rotisserie chicken on ciabatta bread, chicken chili with corn bread, a grilled cheese featuring three cheeses and tomato, breakfast burritos and bagels, and cranberry-almond and flax oatmeal. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, such as egg bakes and hummus, as well as gluten-free popovers, lemon bars and brownies. To wash it all down, Bittersweet Cafe serves smoothies, organic chai and coffee drinks made with Saint Paul-roasted True Stone products. Most breakfast items run $2 to $4; expect to spend $4 to $6 for lunch selections.

This cozy cafe makes its home within the charming Archer House Inn B&B. 

June 16, 2012

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