25+ Cozy Cafes + Bakeries Within an Hour of Rochester
Nothing beats a cozy cafe or bakery. There's just such a warm, pleasant feeling when you're in one of those places. It's the best. So I wanted to know about your favorite cozy cafes and bakeries that are within an hour of Rochester, Minnesota.
I asked for your feedback on our Facebook page and got lots of comments! A good chunk of them were echoing others' recommendations (I'll make note of the most popular ones with a *) but over 25 different spots were recommended, which is awesome.
In no particular order, here are some cozy, non-chain, cafes and/or bakeries that listeners recommended.
Area 57 - Wanamingo*
Blooming Grounds - Winona
Grandma's Kitchen - Rochester
Betty Sue's Better Brew Cafe - Pine Island
Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop - Red Wing*
This one was one of the most recommended ones, if not THE most recommended.
Carly Mae's Bakery and Cafe - Chatfield
Mezza 9 - Rochester
SuperFresh Gardens - Austin
Otto's Bakery - Byron*
Otto's was also mentioned a ton. I don't know if they got the most recommendations in the comments on my post or Hanisch.
Golden Harvest Cafe - Utica
Chickadee Cottage Cafe - Lake City
Coffee Mill Cafe - Zumbrota
Froth and Cork - Hastings
Bloedow Bakery - Winona
County Seat Coffeehouse - Mantorville*
Some Like it Hot Cakes and Catering - Spring Valley
Bubble's Cafe - Adams
Country Pleasures Cafe - Kasson
Cabin Coffee - St. Charles
Heidi's Huggamug Cafe - Lake City*
Delila's Cafe - Zumbro Falls
Nick's Downtown Diner - Cannon Falls
Lush Cakes - Waseca
Rachel's Kitchen - Stewartville
Roasted Bliss - Rochester
Breakfast Barn - Millville
Dough and Joe - Cresco, IA*
I had to include this one because it was one of the most recommended spots but *technically* it's over an hour away. Just an hour and 11 minutes though.