Anodyne uses real dishes and compostable containers, and it only features coffee from top local roasters, including Peace Coffee, Great River Roasters, and MorningStar Coffee from Brazil and Mexico. The coffeehouse's breakfast menu features the specialty Anodyne oatmeal (organic oats cooked in apple cider with pears, wild rice, craisins, raisins, pecans, and brown sugar with half-and-half or soy milk, $4.85) and a variety of waffles, including banana-pecan ($6.25). The lunch and dinner menu includes everything from sandwiches to vegan selections. The grilled triple cheese is oozing with a trifecta of dairy bedded between two slices of multigrain and served with chips and a pickle ($5.50). To quash comfort food cravings, try the mac 'n' cheese, homemade with cheddar, swiss, and parmesan cheeses ($6.95), or vegan out with a vegan plate full of veggie chili, greens with balsamic, and grilled vegan cornbread ($6.75). Anodyne also serves Sebastian Joe's ice cream if your sweet teeth require sweet attention.
Since 1941, every morning at breakfast time a flock of patrons descends on cottage-like Our Kitchen. Once seated, diners are rewarded with stacks of pancakes and cheesy omelets served with crispy hash browns. The establishment keeps feeding crowds throughout the day with burgers, sandwiches, and Nathan's Famous hot dogs?best known for their use during the annual July 4 hot-dog beauty pageant.
From autumnal cupcakes topped with Halloween embellishments to colorful stacks of french macarons awarded Best of the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly, the meticulously designed treats at Cupcake Caramel by Sweets Bakeshop come from all-natural ingredients. Bakers carefully top pumpkin spice cake with sweet cream buttercream frosting to create this month's seasonal cupcakes, or drizzle caramel atop year-round favorites. Caramel cream and chocolate ganache pour into cupcakes and macarons alike, the latter of which spring from the oven in six different flavors daily. The confectionary team tailors orders of specific events, tinting colors to fit a particular party theme or presidential concession speech.
For almost 40 years, The Malt Shop has served up burgers, malts, and sandwiches from a menu riddled with classic, family-friendly diner food. The house-signature burgers are smothered with toppings such as guacamole, portobello mushrooms, or feta cheese. The kitchen produces fresh soups and salad dressings daily and prepares meatless lasagna and veggie-burger dishes to satisfy vegetarians and rabbits hiding in diners' top hats. To complement the burgers, soda-shop-style malts and shakes come in a variety of flavors including pineapple, butterscotch, apple pie, and peanut butter.
At The Loft Salon, clients can settle in by the windows and overlook the hustle and bustle of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue while their pompadours get pampered with high-quality cleansers and conditioners. The resident stylists wield a wide range of organic products including botanically certified hemp organics from Alterna and sensitive-skin-sensitive oils from Moroccanoil. Enjoy a haircut ($40) or facial wax ($15–18) or spruce up your strands to suit your style with a coloring ($55+). Contain excited curls with a relaxer ($60) or shape up a wheezing tangle with a conditioning treatment ($25) that allows hair to renew, rejoice, and reclaim its throne in the land of Head. Click here to view a complete list of services.
Whipping up delectable frozen desserts with top-notch ingredients and a heaping helping of smiley service, Pumphouse Creamery has been charmingly smearing the faces of adorable tikes and CEOs since 2003. Featuring all-natural treats composed of locally produced organic milk and cream in 20 different flavors, this abode of chilly delights cools fiery appetites without the hassle of chugging a gallon of penguin tears. Scoop-buttressing cones come crafted from a flavorsome and healthy mélange of local grains milled in Welcome, MN. Fill one up with a single ($3.50) or double ($4.90) scoop of sea-salt, caramel, and praline ice cream, or a tantalizing locally roasted pumpkin blend. Additionally, chimpanzees on first dates can share a banana sundae ($3.90–$5.50), and samba-dance instructors can follow up a sudorific workout with 16-ounce shakes ($4.80) in flavors like butterscotch and chocolate mint.