Lange’s Café

Langes Cafe

At the intersection of 75 and 23 is Pipestone, Minnesota. Here you’ll find the Pipestone National Monument, the Historic Calumet Inn, Kelly’s Koffee and Lange’s Café. Kitty corner from Kellys Koffee, which has already made the MNBucketList, Lange’s Cafe is a family recipe heavy, history laden, made-from-scratch local pride favorite. So of course we had to try it. As soon as we walked in, I totally fell in love the marquee and the 50’s style dining counter. When we sat down, I immediately told Alyse that I felt like I was at my Grandparents house. And although they are famous for their sour cream raisin pie, they were out when we stopped in. We did however, try a host of other pies. A little about Lange’s. On a plot that has housed restaurants since 1931, Lange’s was introduced in 1955, opening 24 hours, 7 days a week as of 1956. Ever been closed? Four times; once for a fire and for each of the founding family members funerals; Roy, Les and Millie. It has since become a regional crowd meeting place where all kinds of people feel at home and welcome – which makes sense, as its, “where old friends meet,” – as their slogan reads.

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