I just saw a post praising Bars Bakery - what are the other favorites? I have heard repeatedly that it's Isle & Bun .. but let's hear some more suggestions :)
I'm addicted to the caramel rolls at Kowalski's in Eagan. Crispy, crunchy outside, chewy and gooey inside. You have to get them before 10 or 11 o'clock -- if you can get there right away in the morning when they're still warm, they're crazy good.
A thread like this really needs to include Isles Bun & Coffee in Minneapolis and Bread & Chocolate in St. Paul. Different styles of rolls, both are generally pretty damn good though.
I'd say more, but my fingers are covered in caramel. :)
Bread & Chocolate
867 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Isles Bun & Coffee
1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I'm very fond of the caramel-pecan rolls at Moose & Sadie's. They're a little low on caramel and nuts for my taste (I like my rolls drenched & covered), but I love that the dough is substantial and chewy, rather than the tastee-bread-like sponge of lesser rolls I've had.
The baker at Moose & Sadie's used to be the co-owner and baker at the Birchwood, which is where I became addicted to these delights. Luckily, I rarely get downtown when M&S is open, or I would be even larger than I am now.
Moose & Sadie's
212 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Try Dreamcoat Coffee in Oakdale MN. It's a new coffee house in the old Mrs. B's building. Caramel rolls are made fresh everyday and they are dripping in gooey caramel...not bread-y like a lot of caramel rolls. Great coffee, baked goods and enviornment.
6060 50th St. N.
Oakdale MN 55128