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Jul 30, 2011 09:25 PM

Cheesecake - Dessert Date

Looking for a place to go and grab a piece of cheese cake and just sit and converse with my date. Does anyone know of a place that makes very good cheese cake and you are able to just walk in and get a slice and sit down?

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  1. My favorite cheesecake is at Cafe Latte. It is a vanilla cheesecake with pie crust bottom (IIRC), topped with whipped cream and a glazed strawberries. They have other flavors too, but I have never strayed from the classic. You'll be able to enjoy a slice at a booth/table and enjoy each other's company.

    Cafe Latte
    850 Grand Ave Ste 1, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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    1. re: BigSal

      I would also say that Cafe Latte fits the "grab a piece of cheesecake and sit with my date" just about perfectly. I especially like the Key Lime one and any one with fruit (I think there was one once with lemon and blueberries that was good).

      Cafe Latte
      850 Grand Ave Ste 1, Saint Paul, MN 55105

      1. re: BigSal

        I've never had the cheesecake at CL because I can't get past the German Chocolate Cake. But, it always looks good!


        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          You and me both.

          OP, try to get a table on the 2nd floor by the window. Nice view and it's a little less crowded up there.

        2. re: BigSal

          I believe that Cafe Latte is going to be my choice. Doesn't seem like I have many other options. :)

          Cafe Latte
          850 Grand Ave Ste 1, Saint Paul, MN 55105

          1. re: Matronix

            it is a nice place. I just don't like the cafeteria vibe.

        3. If memory serves Patisserie 46 almost always has cheesecake or a cheesecake-derived pastry in their case. I haven't tried their cheesecake specifically but everything else I've tried there has been Excellent with a capital E.

          Plus, if the mood strikes you could go across the street to King's for a glass of wine.

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          1. re: keithinmpls

            Sad thing about Patisserie 46 is that they close at 6pm.

          2. +1 for Cafe Latte. You ma opt for cheesecake or any of the other desserts. And if your lingering will eventually progress to "let's have a glass of wine," the wine bar is right next door.

            I remember one time visiting the wine bar and just wanting to order a glass of wine. I was informed, "Sadly, we aren't allowed to serve wine without food." Then, with a wry smile, the server added, "Cake is food." Say no more.

            1. In the bar at Buca's off of west 7th in St. Paul. Great atmosphere and cheesecake IMO.
              Sorry it is a chain but at least the chain started in MN:)

              1. If you don't like bucas go to a steakhouse, they always have cheesecake. Maybe Mancini's?

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                1. re: danionavenue

                  The last time I was there, the cheesecake was obviously bought in and frozen.