Cafe Latte

Bakery | Cafeteria
One of the best

We originally staggered into Café Latte after spending a day north of the Twin Cities in Braham, Minnesota’s pie capital. We had just judged the small town’s pie-baking contest, and after sampling eighteen of the finest apple, rhubarb, and berry pies imaginable, all we could imagine for supper was a green salad!

Café Latte filled the bill perfectly. It is a breezy cafeteria that offers all sorts of fresh, healthy salads to order, i.e. Indonesian rice salad, grilled chicken Caesar salad, asparagus-lemon salad. It is entirely possible to eat a meal of which any nutrition warden would approve. There are lovely sandwiches available, different interesting soups every day, and small-size pizzas ranging from au gratin roasted vegetable to a “Mediterranean” with olives, cheeses, artichokes, and basil-flavored sauce.

What we soon learned when we headed for Café Latte to find relief from our pie-eating pig-out was that this place also happens to make some of the best cakes on earth: chocolate banana, German chocolate, orange chocolate-chunk cheesecake, chocolate kahlua torte, English pecan triple sec fudge, and the king of all pastries, turtle cake. Inspired by the candy of the same name, turtle cake is three chocolate layers gobbed with an obscene amount of caramel frosting and loaded with pecans. It is a dessert no sweet tooth can refuse, even after eating eighteen pies.

As the restaurant’s name suggests, all sorts of espresso-based drinks are available (as are wine by the glass and afternoon tea, the latter served with scones, cookies and little sandwiches). The fancy coffee beverage of our choice is a Mandarin cocoa latte with candied orange slivers and chocolate sprinkles.

What to Eat
Cafe Latte, Caesar salad
Caesar salad
While we tend to free-associate Cafe Latte with the most sinful of desserts, it is also a place that serves some mighty fine salads. Here is the house version of a Caesar salad, gilded with a massive amount of marinated artichoke hearts and Greek olives.
Cafe Latte, Turtle Cake
Turtle Cake
The unbeatable combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans here reaches its epiphany. Cafe Latte's turtle cake is so beloved that the restaurant has printed postcards featuring its picture.
Cafe Latte, Tin Roof Tart
Tin Roof Tart
The sweetness of the chocolate in a tin roof tart is balanced by buttery caramel and and a dense layer of crisp, salted redskin peanuts.
Cafe Latte, German Chocolate Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Definitive German chocolate cake
Cafe Latte, Chocolate Buttercream Cake
Chocolate Buttercream Cake
Chocolate buttercream cake is oh, so rich, with pretty pink icing.
Cafe Latte, Chili
Cafe Latte, Salted Caramel Tres Leche Cake
Salted Caramel Tres Leche Cake
The ultra-moist salted caramel tres leche cake is more icing than cake!
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday9 am - 10 pm
Monday9 am - 10 pm
Tuesday9 am - 10 pm
Wednesday9 am - 10 pm
Thursday9 am - 10 pm
Friday9 am - 11 pm
Saturday9 am - 11 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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