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Sweets & Treats: My top 3 city sweet spots – of the moment

Sweets & Treats: My top 3 city sweet spots – of the moment

Maybe it's that tease of 65 degree weather we had, but I've been in the mood to bounce around different parts of the metro lately - this weekend in search of goodies! Now, I'm definitely not advocating that anyone should make these types of places a habit but I'm a firm believer in "treating yo-self". These sweet spots are all something to see – and taste! So get out there and enjoy these awesome additions to our area.

Rose Street Patisserie

The sister company of Patisserie 46, Rose Street Patisserie opened just about a year ago in the adorable neighborhood that is Linden Hills. I go for the delectable menu offerings and sweets, but the gallery-like interior is definitely not to be overlooked. You'll feel urban and Parisian at the same time nibbling on a croissant in this beautifully designed space. The baked goods are displayed front and center in a long glass case; just to make sure that you don't walk out of there without treating yourself. The pastries you ask? Just as amazing as Patisserie 46; buttery, gorgeous and good enough to eat by the handful.

Beyond the irresistible display of goodies, they serve up fresh breads daily AND offer a full breakfast/served all day menu - nothing over $12! I suggest the Baker's Breakfast pizza...a flatbread with 4 eggs and bacon. I've also had their killer BLT (on "pain de mie", which literally translates to "soft bread", pretty life-changing for that sandwich.

Linden Hills might be a hike for you on  a normal day, so for all you downtowners, you can snag their pastries  on the daily at Penny's Coffee on Washington as well!

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Bellecour Bakery

Gavin Kaysen Spoon and Stable just opened this sweet French Bistro in Wayzata. They seem to fit right in and are bringing in fans from all over the city! The interior design itself is something to talk about (loving all those neutral tones and touches of gold) but the sweets? AMAZING. Monkey bread, croissants, and super sized macarons to name a few. With a full espresso bar and the addition of some yummy looking sandwiches, this makes for a fun spot to rendezvous for breakfast, lunch or a sweet stop. 

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Macarons from Bellecour are super-sized and oh-so-delicious.

Macarons from Bellecour are super-sized and oh-so-delicious.

If you haven't heard, the French inspired restaurant (attached) is booked out for months just like Spoon and Stable was when they opened (and that record is holding strong for them). Can't wait to get in there to try out what looks to be a very well done menu; but get on that reservation list so you can hurry up and wait! 


Glam Doll Donuts

Go for the donuts, go for the coffee, go for the funky interior design... I love welcoming these guys to Northeast Minneapolis - it's like they had always been here! This small space was decked out beautifully in all tones of pink and gold, and they truly let their donut creations shine amongst everything else. 

I don't consider myself to be a big donut fan but I'd say these guys have it down pat. Looking at this case of VERY creative donut executions can make it really hard to choose just one. "Dang good donuts" as they say.

Donuts are not required of course, grab a coffee and cuddle up on the obnoxiously cool pink glitter couch and take in all the pink hues. And of course, don't forget about the original Glam Dolls on Eat Street! You can also catch Glam Doll donuts featured on the Milkjam Creamery JAM bun!

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The "It Girl": Coconut, glazed donut, passionfruit filled.

The "It Girl": Coconut, glazed donut, passionfruit filled.


Welp, I just got my sweet tooth back... All of these are definitely worth a sweet treat, coffee or peek in the door. I'd love to hear about your favorite Minneapolis sweet spots. Let me know what I've been missing?!

Cheers! 

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