Just off Hwy 169, few dozen feet from Lake Mille Lacs, sits the Garrison Creek Coffee Cabin. A highway coffee shop with a small town feel. Warm and welcoming and open every day, the food and drink options are great, and offer a ton of variety. With the recommendation from the very friendly, knowledgable owner, I went for the peach smoothie. It was nothing short of amazing. If smoothies aren’t your thing, try the Garrison Blend or Garrison Salty Shores, specialty concoctions you’ll only find here. Beyond the drinks, the pastries are fresh and delicious and the perfect place to take a road trip break or get out of the summer heat. They also have mini-golf! The place is a bit hidden but all you need to do is look behind the two huge, yellow Adirondack chairs.