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Sep 17, 2010 10:25 AM

Caramel Rolls

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 :)

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  1. Swede Hollow has the best caramel/pecan rolls in town.
    Sounds like the Bars Bakery team used to work there so I would guess they are similar, haven't been there yet!

    Swede Hollow Cafe
    725 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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    1. re: run2eat

      To clarify: I believe the situation is that the co-owner of Bars Bakery was the co-founder of the Swede Hollow Cafe, and the recipe for caramel rolls at Swede Hollow is in fact hers. Which you can now also get at Bars.

      Swede Hollow Cafe
      725 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106

    2. 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.

      1. 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

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        1. re: s4zando

          Seven Stars Coffee House in Edina -- they sell out every morning they're so good!

          1. re: KosherVeg

            Don't know why - but a link was added to the wrong place...

        2. 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

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          1. re: AnneInMpls

            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.

            Dreamcoat Coffee
            6060 50th St. N.
            Oakdale MN 55128