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“Everything a neighborhood coffee shop/cafe should be...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Cravings INC

Cafe Cravings INC
1600 County Rd E, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
+1 651-482-7742
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White Bear Lake, MN
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“Everything a neighborhood coffee shop/cafe should be...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

What a comfortable place to hang out, have a cup of coffee, have a latte, have breakfast, lunch, dinner, a glass of wine. If what you value is simple yet excellent food, including great desserts, served by friendly people in a casual atmosphere, this is for you. No couches, just tables, but it's got a homey, non-Starbucks feel many people will enjoy. White Bear needed such a place and this is it!

If you are in a rush, go through the drive through. Otherwise, expect to maybe wait a moment or two or three at the counter where you place your order. But the staff will give you their full attention when it is your turn, and the food, brought to you at your table, will be worth the wait. Prices are good, there is an outdoor patio that is comfortable. Some Friday nights there is even entertainment.

French dip, burgers, omelettes are our favorites. The Cravings Melt sandwich is also very good and the desserts will make you smile. Also homemade soups. All in all, a cozy, comforting and comfortable place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2008

This place has the best cheesecake in town...and I should know.

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“Best independent coffeeshop & bakery in NE suburbs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2006

Cafe Cravings is a small, friendly, family-owned and run coffee shop and restaurant in White Bear Lake, just off Highway 61 and County Road E. They have the usual lattes, smoothies and teas--usually a few cents cheaper than Starbucks--and they do a respectable drive-through business each morning. Cravings has a wonderful bakery with daily specials on muffins and scones. Try the fruit torte, a light custard filling layered on a pastry crust and topped with fresh blueberries, kiwi and strawberries; the frosted cinnamon rolls; or, the bananas foster french toast. At lunchtime, soups and quiches are homemade, and they offer dinner specials in the evenings betwen 5-7 pm. For example, Wednesday is Pizza Night, with pizza and a bottle of wine for $21.00. Decor is kind of granny's parlor, and service can sometimes be really slow, but if you're not in a hurry, the food can be worth the wait.

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Cravings White Bear Lake
1600 East County Road E
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-482-7742

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