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Bittersweet

212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
+1 507-645-5922
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
12 Sep 2016
“Great gluten free popovers”
20 Feb 2015
“Small charming cafe”
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212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This coffee shop has OK coffee choices, but the regular popovers are great and the gluten free ones are as well. In fact the selection of gf baked goods is amazing and everything I've tried has been good.

Thank Evelyn H
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Emphasis on quality ingredients. Great coffee, artisan tea. Noticed plenty of plugins for laptops. Only one person working but he pulled it off with a sense of humor.

Thank Sarabellem
Reviewed 29 September 2014

i have been to Bittersweet many, many times. Coffee is very good. Food is very good. Popovers--YUM!!!! Customer service is always kind and friendly, but, often extra slow or non-existent. The setting/atmosphere/location is wonderful for hanging out, drinking coffee, and eating treats.

Thank GoddessFoodie
Reviewed 14 July 2014

After a great Meal downstairs from this place, I came back upstairs after something I spotted in a glass case..... Cinnamon Popovers,there,I said it,get there as soon as you can, you need this. Make sure they give you the Special Butter for it also.....

1  Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Not well organized and a pretty thin selection of food. The Tandem Bagel place is a better bet for breakfast and Blue Monday is the best bet for general hanging out and watching undergrads.

Thank Traveling_Pundit
Reviewed 1 May 2014

When our hotel breakfast featured see-through coffee, we hightailed it to the Bittersweet Cafe in the old Archer House -- it's a lovely, comfortable space, and features homemade popovers and great coffee.

Thank Frankie731
Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I stopped into Bittersweet to get some soup and sandwich. We quickly found a counter that was staffed by a student-type who was apparently unaware she was working, as she continued chatting with a friend for five or so minutes while people...More

2  Thank Minn47
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This is a great place for coffee. They have wonderful bakery goods to choose from. They also serve other items, but I love it here for morning coffee. It is set right on main street, so you can watch the town walk by and then...More

Thank m_l_koch
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We checked into the Archer House and went into the cafe in between college tours. I really liked the fresh Hazelnut coffee and my son devoured a unique puff pastry they make. Nice little stop near Carleton College.

Thank desamom
Reviewed 25 February 2013

One of those places that tries to be a little of everything (coffee, heavy oily muffins, ice cream, etc.)

Thank MikeN_Omaha
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  • Address: 212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-5922
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