St. Cloud Restaurant Week 2024: Confections

Decadent delights, sugary treats, and mouthwatering morsels. These creations are more than just food; they’re works of art, expressions of love, and celebrations of life’s little (and sometimes big) moments. From rich chocolates and fruity gummies to delicate pastries and creamy gelato, the world of confections is vast and varied.

Giant Donuts

Clearwater Travel Plaza – Nelson Bros. Bakery

Nelson Bros. Bakery Donuts

There’s something special about a small town, local bakery. Nelson Bros. Bakery in Clearwater is no exception. Rows and rows of sweet, decadent bakery treats lined up beneath glass cases … it’s an iconic image sure to make you nostalgic. For over 40 years, they’ve been proud to be Clearwater’s hometown bakery, and meet the sweet needs of millions of travelers and folks passing through. 

  • Location: 950 MN-24, Clearwater, MN 55320
  • Featured Menu Item: Giant Donuts – With homemade donuts the size of your head, it’s hard not to feel like a kid again when you visit Nelson Bros. Bakery!

Copper Pony

Salted Honey Pistachio Cookies

Copper Pony is a boutique store situated in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, offering a wide range of distinctive home accessories for everyday use and seasonal decor. They have recently relocated from St. Cloud to Sauk Rapids in 2021 and have expanded their services by adding a coffee shop that serves delightful coffees, mouthwatering sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods. Copper Pony is the ultimate destination for those who love to live well and give exceptionally.

  • Location:  208 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
  • Featured Menu Item: Salted Honey Pistachio Cookie -If you’re a fan of pistachios, this Salted Honey Pistachio cookie is a must!

District Coffee

Sweet crepes

Amie Danielson and Molly Windfeldt became friends nearly seven years ago after returning to the area to raise their families. They quickly bonded over their enjoyment of travel and visiting new places. On a trip together, they discussed how neat it would be to bring the experience of unique coffee shops back to this area for other people to enjoy. AND, District Coffee was born!

  • Location: 3035 Roosevelt Rd, St. Cloud, MN
  • Featured Menu Item: Sweet Crepes – Flavors include banana with drizzled chocolate, strawberries and chocolate, cinnamon sugar and butter, blueberry basil with lemon zest and seasonal flavors. 

Jimmy’s Pour House

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Good Times Are Flowin… Jimmy’s has been a go-to destination in Sauk Rapids for over four decades (opened in 1977). With a variety of options that cater to everyone’s tastes, Jimmy’s boasts over 300 seats, 23 tap lines, and a large outdoor patio. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside private dining options, ensuring that they have something for everyone. Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of Jimmy’s for yourself.

  • Location: 22 2nd Ave N, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
  • Featured Menu Item: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding – Homemade Caramel Apple Bread Pudding topped with caramel rum sauce. Served with vanilla ice cream.

Jupiter Moon

Ice Cream Flight

Jupiter Moon Ice Cream is an artisan ice cream company currently located in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Jupiter Moon is dedicated to finding the best ingredients, making the best ice cream, and bringing the community together through the wonder and celebration of ice cream. All ice creams are handcrafted in small batches using as much as possible, local and sustainable ingredients. Jupiter Moon was created to celebrate and amplify joy and it just so happens that ice cream is the perfect medium for joy. 

  • Location:  15 E Minnesota Street, Suite 108, St. Joseph, MN 56374
  • Featured Menu Item: Ice Cream Flights – 5 Scoops of Jupiter Moon Ice Cream. There are 20 ice cream flavors on the menu and change often including non-dairy, vegan options.
  • DEAL: 20% Off Ice Cream Flights

Munch Munch Mochi Donut

S’mores Mochi Donut

Brand new to Waite Park in April, 2024. Munch Munch Mochi Donut features Mochi donuts, cream puffs and beverages in its trendy new digs. 

  • Location: 712 2nd St S., Waite Park , MN 56387
  • Featured Menu Item: S’more Mochi Donut – Mochi donuts, also known as “Poi Mochi”, are a fusion pastry crossing traditional American doughnuts and Japanese mochi. Mochi donut is made with natural rice flour which attributes to its chewy and stretchy texture. There is an alluring sticky addictiveness to each bite; a textural element that is completely different from yeast or cake donuts. ​
Lemon Blueberry Scone

The Local Blend


The Local Blend opened in 2006 in an historic building that had held a multitude of businesses since its construction. They took the space left by a previous coffee house and made it their own. From the start, the goal was to feature as many homemade, organic, and locally-sourced products as they could. The wood in the booths is from local trees, the pottery they serve the food on and in was created by local artists, the honey used is produced by local bees, and even the coffee is locally roasted. The in-house bakery and kitchen produces the muffins, scones, cakes, pizza crusts, soups, stews and more!

  • Location: 19 W Minnesota St, St. Joseph, MN 56374
  • Featured Menu Item: Lemon Blueberry Scone
  • DEAL: $1 off Scones 

Taco Villa

Funnel Fries

If you thought Taco Villa was gone for good, think again. The original restaurant opened in 1966 in Waite Park and was a local favorite in the St Cloud area for decades. In fact, the owner worked at Taco Villa after she graduated from high school. When she found out that her favorite family-friendly restaurant had closed down, she set out to reopen it. Now back open in Downtown St Cloud with a new family but same great recipes we all fell in love with. 

  • Location: 25 9th Ave N., St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • Featured Menu Item: Funnel Fries – Topped with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar!

Tequila Town Club and Latin Cuisine

Step into Tequila Town Authentic Mexican Cuisine, where the heart of Mexico meets the charm of downtown St. Cloud. The menu is a celebration of authentic Mexican flavors, from sizzling fajitas to handmade tortillas, and of course delightful desserts. With a commitment to quality that captures the essence of Mexican culinary tradition.

  • Location: 18 5th Avenue S, St. Cloud , MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Churros– Four freshly made Churros covered in sugar with a scoop of deep fried ice cream!

Central Grind Coffee House

Coffeehouse, Original Carmel Crisp Popcorn & Subs. Serving breakfast,lunch and dinner. 

    • Location: 24086 MN HWY 15, St. Augusta, MN 56301
    • Featured Menu Item: Carmel Crisp Popcorn – Taste the Tradition since 1947
    • DEAL:Get a sub sandwich and 8 oz bag of Carmel Crisp popcorn for $10 +tx

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