Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery

Review by: Michael Stern

If you are traveling along the upper Mississippi’s Great River Road south of the Twin Cities, circle the tiny town of Stockholm on your map. It is home not only of the Stockholm Pie Company, but of a bakery-cafe called Bogus Creek. It’s a charmingly helter-skelter place with seats indoors and out and a menu of terrific sandwiches, soups, and out-of-this world breads.

Fine egg dishes are available at breakfast, including once called Bogus hash, which is eggs scrambled with ham, onion, and pepper and topped with cheese; but the real reason to come for breakfast is to eat anything baked: sticky buns and sweet rolls, muffins and scones, and a unique item known as a Swedish donut. Whether it actually is Swedish, we cannot say, but it’s mighty interesting: croissant dough coiled up and completely blanketed with cinnamon sugar.

The lunch menu features crepes and pastas accompanied by fresh-baked bread baskets, tall cold-cut sandwiches broiled with cheese, and a terrific one-third pound hamburger.

The beverage list includes beer and wine, Spring Grove soda pop, root beer floats, and genuine chocolate malted milk shakes.

We like the motto of Bogus Creek: “Our food is real.”

Directions & Hours

8am - 5pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

What To Eat

Bogus Hash

Bogus French Toast

Swedish Pancakes

Orange Juice

Swedish donut

Sauerkraut Rye Bread

Cheddar Loaf

Cranberry Walnut Bread


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One Response to “Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery”

Geoff Wendt

April 10th, 2009

We arrived at Bogus Creek at about 11 in the morning and were the only ones there. It must have been the waitress’ first day on the job. It took forever to get our beverages: tea, juice and coffee. Once the coffee arrived, it was cold. All this aside, the waitress was pleasant; she just wasn’t firing on all cylinders. I’d hate to see what would happen if they were slammed. We were the only ones there and it was a struggle.

I ordered the Bogus hash with sausage and my wife ordered French toast. Any bad feelings from the poor service were offset once the food arrived. The hash was really good: a mixture of peppers, good-tasting sausage, and eggs. They used a light hand with the seasoning so I needed to add a little salt and pepper but, other than that, it was great. The hash browns where really good too, cooked and browned up perfectly without too much grease, oil, or butter.

The real highlight of the meal was my wife’s French toast: three slices made up from one and a half croissants (baked in-house) cut longitudinally. I’m not sure how long the croissants where sitting in the egg mixture but the result was amazing. They came out browned on the surface but chewy and gooey in the center, almost like a bread pudding. This French toast was the showstopper without a doubt.

As a side note, when the food came out, I clicked a couple pics with my camera and I must have caught the eye of the owner because she came over almost immediately to ask how things were, if there was anything else we needed, etc.

After brunch we went across the small garden to the bakery. There was a teenage girl working behind the counter by herself and a meager selection of three or four baked goods. I asked if I had “missed the boat” for that day and she said they just don’t bake that much in the off-season. We bought a cherry turnover, some macadamia/white chocolate cookies, and some Swedish donuts which seemed like deep-fried croissants covered in cinnamon and sugar. Again, just a small inkling of what they bake when busy and all the more reason to return.

In general, we were both very happy with our trip to The Bogus Creek Cafe and will more than likely return.


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