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“Puppy dog tails and tea”

Isles Bun & Coffee Company
Ranked #1 of 40 Bakeries in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

The real secret here is the bucket of sour cream/powdered sugar frosting on the counter near the window. Slather it onto your pastry and, go! The puppy dog tails are a bread/pastry that is a bit smaller, to make the whole event more manageable.
Seating is limited.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Isles buns and coffee is a wonderful treat! The cinnamon rolls and puppy dog tails are delicious, warm, and fluffy. Isles goers are encouraged to add as much or as little icing as they would like to the baked goods. To wash it down, I'd recommend checking the flavored ice tea - so good!
Lines are often long, especially on summer days, but they move quickly. There are a few tables inside and there's dog friendly seating outside. Boxes are available for take away and the lake is just a bit away.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

After reading all the reviews on TA I was a bit doubtful; but let me tell you, it really is worth the trip. I went here early one morning and got a cinnamon bun for $3.75 and brought it back home for a leisurely breakfast. It was so bit I had to leave some of it for a snack later. And as other readers have pointed out, you put your own icing on. Delicious!

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

That this charming cafe / bakery could have anything less than 5 stars is beyond me ( the only negative is likely that the place is so good that the line is occasionally a few minutes long to get your serving of buttery, cinnamony deliciousness that they craft on broad marble pasty making tables before your eyes and purvey under your nose as you walk to the counter and defy any discipline you might harbor. As a one day visitor to MSP I had to go with the house favorite, the Puppy Tails - and long for my next visit(s) so that I can try one of every baked delight next would be the cinnamon bunns - they're enormous and RICH. I'm pleased that I visited in Summer when the outdoor sidewalk cafe tables were available. But the intimate indoor tables spoke to me of warm and fuzzy times for visitors on cold MSP mornings. ENJOY!

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Thank Skydiggy
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

I love this place. During summer it is a wonderful place to get coffee and a bun (all of them are good).
They have tables outside and it is one of my favorite places to relax on a Lazy Sunday. They also do take-out and if you want to impress co-workers or pick up a bun for your hunny on a weekend they can package them up for you.
It has a small indoor area with not many places to sit. So, it is hard to dine in during the winter.

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Thank mplsgossipgirl
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