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Best Places for a Sweet Treat this Autumn on the Iron Range!

The 12 communities of the Mesabi Iron Range are home to scenic views, top-notch trails and gorgeous golf courses. With recreational diversity comes the need to feed a variety of palates, and this region won’t disappoint.

After you’ve explored the 114-mile paved Mesabi cycling trail or hiked to the Superior National Forest’s Lookout Mountain at the Laurentian Divide. Maybe you’ve golfed the challenging courses at Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Now you can pick a grill, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, sweet shop or bakery from this list and refuel for more fun!


Sunrise Bakery – Known for the eastern European specialty potica, a rolled phyllo-style dough stuffed with nuts and spices.

JJ’s Coffee & Cream – Ice cream, specialty coffees, and sandwiches in historic downtown Hibbing.


Black Bear Bakery – All manner of baked goods plus sandwiches, outdoor seating.

Valentini’s Supper Club – Authentic Italian dishes plus American fare for lunch or dinner.

Mountain Iron:

BG’s Bar & Grill – Even more burgers-n-beer.


The Shop Coffeehouse – Wood fired stone oven, pizza, sandwiches, baked goods and specialty drinks, locally grown food, taproom with weekly musician performance.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op – Organic and locally grown food, lunch counter and deli with daily specials.

Kunnari’s Kitchen Coffee House & Farm Market – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with organics, bakery, soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner specials and al fresco dining


BoomTown Woodfire Bar & Grill – Wood-fired grill, pizza, burgers, varied menu plus specialty drinks at bar.


The Whistling Bird – A taste of the Caribbean on the Iron Range open for dinner

Kandyz N Konez – Ice cream, froyo and old-fashioned candies plus baked goods.