Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery

Bakery | Donuts | Small Town Café
One of the best

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.”

What to Eat
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Bogus Hash
Bogus Hash
Here it is, the Bogus Hash plate.
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Bogus French Toast
Bogus French Toast
Never in my life have I had French toast like this. Very tasty and could easily be served as a dessert. Browned and chewy on the outside and gooey in the middle.
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Swedish Pancakes
Swedish Pancakes
Considering this is Stockholm, thin Swedish pancakes with fresh lingonberries seemed like the proper choice.
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Swedish donut
Swedish donut
Slightly crisp on the outside, feathery inside, and completely blanketed with cinnamon sugar, the Swedish donut is a Bogus Creek Bakery signature dish.
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Sauerkraut Rye Bread
Sauerkraut Rye Bread
The right bread for a corned beef sandwich: sauerkraut rye
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Cheddar Loaf
Cheddar Loaf
Cheddar loaves, still warm from the oven
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Cranberry Walnut Bread
Cranberry Walnut Bread
Cranberry walnut bread usually is pretty heavy. Bogus Creek's is lighter weight, easy to keep on eating.
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery, Orange Juice
Orange Juice
Fresh-squeezed orange juice in Wisconsin was much appreciated. And when I asked for a glass of water, they brought out a carafe.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday9 am - 5 pm
Monday10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday10 am - 4 pm
Thursday10 am - 4 pm
Friday9 am - 5 pm
Saturday9 am - 5 pm
Summer, Spring
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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