HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >

Swedish Pancakes in Twin Cities

chris0731 Apr 11, 2007 01:50 PM

Hi I was just curious if anyone knows at good spots in the Twin Cities to find swedish-style pancakes? I've been looking around and it seems like there are a lot of good places to find pancakes, just wasn't sure if there are any that serve swedish style.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. k
    KTFoley RE: chris0731 Apr 11, 2007 02:08 PM

    Hot Plate on 52nd and Bloomington has them.

    1. MSPD RE: chris0731 Apr 11, 2007 02:24 PM

      Strange coincidence. I'm on the Highland/Longfellow/Edina Grill mailing list and, literally, one minute ago, I received an e-mail highlighting a few new menu items. At the top of the list:

      Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberry Jam and Creme Fraiche.

      3 Replies
      1. re: MSPD
        bob s RE: MSPD Apr 12, 2007 11:24 AM

        I got the same message (but deleted it). Is that a new item on the menu or just a special for the next few weeks?

        1. re: bob s
          The Dairy Queen RE: bob s Apr 12, 2007 11:28 AM

          It's only for the month of April.


          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            bob s RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 23, 2007 07:54 AM

            I had the Swedish Pancakes special at the Edina Grill this past weekend. They were good but not great. The Lingonberry topping and creme fraiche were tasty, but the pancakes themselves were a little bland and rubbery. (I realize that's how many Swedish pancakes are, but these were even worse. They were a little cold too, so that may have added to the problem.)

      2. p
        pgokey RE: chris0731 Apr 11, 2007 03:08 PM

        It seems to me that there is a vendor in Midtown Global Commons that has them. I know for sure on the food stands is Scandahoovian, and I think even specifically Swedish, and I am pretty sure I have seen the pancakes on the menu there. It's on the east side of the commons.

        5 Replies
        1. re: pgokey
          The Dairy Queen RE: pgokey Apr 11, 2007 04:25 PM

          You must be thinking of Cafe Finspang. Buried in this thread are some of our impressions of Cafe Finspang from our Midtown Global Market chowdown--we did try their lefse at the chowdown. Is that the same thing as Swedish pancakes, though? (Forgive my ignorance--I'm new to Scandinavian cuisine.)




          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            paulj RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2007 04:38 PM

            lefse is a potato based 'tortilla'. Swedish pancakes are more like crepes.

            1. re: paulj
              The Dairy Queen RE: paulj Apr 11, 2007 04:49 PM

              Thank you for that Paul. Hmmm...while there was definitely lefse on the menu at Cafe Finspang (which is more of a pastry counter than a "Cafe"), I don't recall the Swedish pancakes; then again, I wasn't looking for them. It might be worth calling, if you were really motivated.


              1. re: paulj
                FishMPLS RE: paulj Apr 11, 2007 04:51 PM

                Yes, they are like crepes, but, to me, anyway, they are probably more buttery and "wet" than crepes.

                1. re: FishMPLS
                  pgokey RE: FishMPLS Apr 11, 2007 06:08 PM

                  Lefse and Swedish pancakes are not the same. Cafe Finspang is what I was thinking of. I do know for certain they carry lefse (it's awfully expsensive there - so much so I've never tried theirs), but I also think I've seen Swedish pancakes there as well, but I am less certain about it. Wouldn't be a bad place to check - or, at least make a phone call to.

          2. l
            Loren3 RE: chris0731 Apr 12, 2007 12:42 PM

            This is going to sound stupid, maybe, but doesn't Ikea serve them?

            1 Reply
            1. re: Loren3
              The Dairy Queen RE: Loren3 Apr 12, 2007 12:52 PM

              Not stupid at all--I was wondering if the American Swedish Institute served them, perhaps, in their cafeteria.

              I've never had Swedish pancakes at IKEA (Swedish meatballs, yes), but, according to their website they do serve breakfast:



            2. Jordan RE: chris0731 Apr 12, 2007 02:06 PM

              The Original Pancake House in Edina has them on the menu.

              1. SungSook RE: chris0731 Apr 22, 2007 08:33 PM


                Show Hidden Posts