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Coho Cafe in Tofte is an incredible place to pick up a sandwich, soup and dessert after your long trip. Portions at the Coho Cafe are anything but small. Sandwiches are an astounding five inches tall and require some interesting manuevering to get them into your mouth. Coho also sells day old bread which you can purchase for very little to eat with your dip you buy in the cafe. You can also get coffee, pizza, and desserts.
Start your first morning in Grand Marais off right with a visit to the World's Best Donut Shop. The name of the place is not just a figure of speech. They do without a doubt have the world's best donuts. Stop in early in the morning to get the best choices and be sure to pick up a cup of coffee while you are there (they have really excellent coffee for some reason!). The shop is TINY and there are very few places to sit inside. The line can wander out the door and down to the sidewalk on some days, so make sure you are prepared for the weather. But it is definitely worth the wait!
That afternoon, why don't you stop at Sven & Ole's? The most famous pizza place in the world - well, at least Minnesota! The food is good, but not great, and the atmosphere isn't fantastic either, but you need to stop here just for the sake of stopping here. I've seen bumper stickers from Sven & Ole's on cars from Washington State and Florida! With every pizza you get a free bumper sticker, so take it home and cherish it as a memento from your trip "Up North." They serve pizza, calzones, and hoagies, among other things. There is a small bar upstairs, which is a good place to stop for some appetizers and beer.
Now that it's evening, you need something more substantial, right? Try My Sister's Place on Hwy 61 just north of Grand Marais. The atmospher here is contagious and you'll be sure to find something you like on the menu. The food is an excellent mixture of American and ... Norwegian perhaps?
So after dinner you might be up for dessert. Stop in at the little souvenier shop near Artists' Point. You're nose will bring you to the fudge, but if you have a cold, head straight for the back of the store. Here you can buy 1/4 pound, 1/2 pound and 1 pound boxes of fudge. You'll find everything from Rocky Road, Mint, Peanut Butter, and straight chocoloate fudge. Take a pound or two and head out to Artist's Point. Sit on the rocks and watch the moon reflect off Lake Superior, all while enjoying your tasty treat.