MSP: anything to eat in St. Cloud?
will be taking an overnight jaunt to st. cloud MN from msp in mid-january. thanks to MSPD for the recent posting about val's rapid serve, will try to check that place out. is there anything else chow-worthy in or around st. cloud? how about a local coffee shop, breakfast cafe, or (independently-owned, non-chain) bar? somewhere nice to eat on the way back to msp? any tips much appreciated, tia. --sk
I dont' live in the area, just used to travel there for business pretty regularly. The place I remember most fondly was Bravo Burrito Mexicatessen. Nothing super outstanding, but solid Mexican offerings. At least it was a few years back. Pleas report back after your trip, wherever you go!
Bravo Burritos Mexicatessen
68 33rd Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
When I was up there a couple weeks ago, I unintentionally passed by Pete's Place restaurant which will be my next stop for chow in St. Cloud. Here's a link to a photograph:
And here's a link to some guy's blog where he reviews it:
It sounds like my kind of breakfast cafe. Perfect.
There were several intriguing places in downtown -- a chocolate place, the Mediterranean Cafe, and a couple coffee places. On St. Germain between downtown and Val's is a Somali Store/Cafe looking place that I'm curious about as well. There's also a BBQ place (yikes) called Sugar's on 3rd St at 35th Ave N.
Finally, along 10 as you are about to leave St. Cloud, there is a little truck stop looking place called the Townsedge Cafe. I've been dying to try that for years. It looks a lot like the Windmill Cafe in Savage or Mel's Diner of TV fame.
On the same web site above ( www.minnesotarestaurantsearch.com ) if you click on St. Cloud, you will get a photo directory of what has to be virtually every restaurant in and around the city both chain and independent, including those that I mentioned.
I'm excited to have family living in St. Cloud now -- the chow scene there is virtually unexplored. Let me know if you find anything good.
Not in St. Cloud, but en route if you take Hwy 10, I recommend Coffee Cup Cafe in Becker for breakfast--that fritter french toast--fabulous. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/432545
McDonald's or St. Joseph's meat markets are also fun stops to pick up some meats to bring home, depending on what else you've got going on... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/435252