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One of Minnesota’s best-known donut shops reopens on Tuesday.

Lindstrom Bakery, which was recently sold, is reopening under new ownership, but with the “same great recipes”.

Bernie Coulombe, owner of the bakery in the Swedish enclave of Lindstrom for 48 years, brought it to market last fall. Coulombe has established the bakery as one of the best in the state, earning it a nod from Food & Wine last year for having the best donuts in Minnesota.

The magazine praised Coulombe for its cake donuts which are “crispy on the outside, soft on the inside”.

But there’s good news for those who’ve longed for Scandinavian donuts from the bakery. New owners, Angie and Eric, of Forest Lake, will continue to use the recipes that put the bakery on the map – and they learned from Coulombe before she officially retired at the end of December.

“With the help of the outgoing owner and 48-year-old baker, we will work to keep community favorites as they are – donuts, rusks and crisps – and over the next few years transform the space and menu “, Angie says Bring me the news.

The husband and wife team said they dreamed of building and owning their own cafe and bakery, and when the Lindstrom Bakery went up for sale, they “knew we had to make our dream come true,” the website says. the bakery.

“We’ve had such a warm welcome to the community and can’t wait to return the warmth with the treats and treats they’ve come to expect from this small town bakery,” said Angie.

The couple have “big plans” for the bakery to make it their own “while honoring the 100-plus-year tradition of small-town baking,” Angie said. For starters, they will operate “as is” with the existing menu, but will work behind the scenes on “product development, play with new locally ground organic flours, and even play with a new range (Piper’s Pastries).”

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Over the next few years, the new owners say they will continue to offer the bakery’s beloved recipes, but they aim to develop the bakery into a cafe and farm-to-table bakery, offering a larger menu and dog-friendly baked goods.

This will eventually see its name change to The Good Neighbor Cafe and Bakery, with the website stating that the owners “envision a space where the community can connect around local food made from scratch with ingredients sourced from local farmers. “.

The new iteration of the bakery is currently set to open in 2023.

The Lindstrom Bakery, 12830 Lake Blvd., will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, according to the website.