Louise's Place Cafe: Homecooking the way you like it!
Louise's Place is the coziest place, super friendly with awesome prices and really good food. Breakfast all day, excellent coffee drinks, very good sandwiches.
Favorite Dish: Louise's Club (Bakery-fresh Cranberry Rye bread, Grilled with two kinds of cheese, Ham, Turkey, and really awesome, smokey Bacon. Add Lettuce, Tomato and Onion if you want). So Good! This is a serious sandwich and a sight to behold.
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Cup 'n' Saucer Tea and Coffee House: English tea time
This place is done up like an English tea house. Tea is served in flowered cups in flowered saucers, coffee in special mugs. There are wonderful scones, delicious cookies (made fresh each day) and great homemade soups and sandwiches. But for a special treat, if you notify them in advance, they'll do an English afternoon tea, with the clotted cream, fresh fruit and all kinds of pastries and goodies. They do it well! I've seen this done for little girls' birthday parties, and senior citizens' birthday parties, and everything in between. They also have outdoor seating, and although the noise from the main drag can be distracting, it's also festive.
Favorite Dish: Strong coffee and almond filled cookies. And any kind of sandwich. They're generous!
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The Vanilla Bean Cafe: Don't Miss their fine Coffees!!!!
Although we expected to pay outragious prices, the bill was quite fair considering how
good the food and coffee was. We've eaten
several breakfasts and lunches here and really look forward to our return trips.
The breakfasts are hearty, with typical northwoods "lumberjack" fare. The impressive touches are the maple syrups
(made locally/regionally) and the excellent
coffee variety. This place does A LOT of business and you may have to wait for a table a while, but it is certainly worth it!!! Waitstaff has always been very pleasant, efficient, and gracious---a quality that is rapidly disappearing at the large chain-type restaurants in most towns.
Favorite Dish: They have unique sandwiches--all of which are good. Pick something that sounds good. It probably IS!!!
Blackwoods Grill and Bar: Great Restraunt
The Balckwoods in Two Harbors has excellent food. It was the first Blackwoods built in the area. The is also one in Duluth and in Cloquet, and if you're in Duluth you should stop at that one instead. The food is the same at both locations, but the atmoshere is much better in Duluth. The Two Harbors Blackwoods has a dark Perkins feel.
Favorite Dish: Definately the chicken!!! They roast their own, excellent!
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Betty's Pies: A Must Eat in Two Harbors
Betty's Pies has great home cooking. My husband loved his pasties and I have enjoyed meatloaf, reuben sandwiches, and their fries. But you can't go to Betty's Pies without trying the pie. Peach is always a good choice, and key lime is very popular!
The staff wear pins that say "I'm not Betty." Pretty funny when they hire retirees to open the doors who look like they could actually be her.
Be ready for a wait in the summer. The restaraunt is pretty slow in the winter.
Favorite Dish: I love the meatloaf because it tastes home cooked!
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Betty's Pies: Mmmm... Pie!
Pie! All sorts of pie and more pie! Good coffee and pie!
Oh yeah, they have meatloaf and hamburgers and diner ilk, too. But did I mention the pie!?
The surroundings are colorful and comforting. This is a kind of idealized recreation of the place your mom would like to go after Sunday service.
Did I mention the pie?
Favorite Dish: Okay, they regularly have about two dozen varieties of pie available. I haven't tried all of them, but I plan to.
The banana cream pie is terrific, and I'm not a big fan of banana cream pies. Most cream pies are basically pudding in a pie shell with some fruit thrown in. This was layers of bananas with the cream fighting to get in.
The Vanilla Bean Bakery and Cafe: "Vanilla" does not mean "plain"
The atmosphere and menu indicate upscale diner, but the quality of the fare is above average. This is a great stop on your way up or down the shore.
Favorite Dish: I really enjoy their Turkey Mandarin sandwich with roast turkey breast, mandarin oranges, cranberry mayo sauce, fresh spinach leaves all on their homemade bread.