Lakes Lattes

Lakes Latte is an adorable coffee shop in Pequot Lakes.
They have all sort of options; coffees, smoothies, sandwiches, donuts, homemade scones & cookies.
Need inspiration? Try the “Up North,” a blend of caramel, chocolate and espresso.
The spacious coffeehouse is surprisingly warm and welcoming with comfy sofas, a fireplace, reading nooks and even coffee tables made with coffee bean art.
An up north home-away-from-home, if you will.
Fun fact: Lakes lines up to Paul Bunyan trail making it the perfect place to take a break from snowmobiling across the north woods.

The Hungry Loon Cafe

I’m spending the next two weeks taking you on a trip up north to the Brainerd Lakes area for snowmobiling, billiards, drinking, sledding, ice fishing, board games and even bingo!
The first stop for me is always food.
Located in the Jack Pine Center in downtown Pequot Lakes, the Hungry Loon is a perfect spot, no matter the season.
Boasting, and rightfully so, a casual ‘up north’ atmosphere, you’ll find the walls covered in all things Northwoods.
Since they have a collection of different mugs they serve hot beverages in, I got hot chocolate just to see which one I’d end up with.
Fan favorites are Loon’s cranberry wild rice bread, rosemary potatoes and the made-from-scratch Hungarian mushroom soup.
And you can’t go wrong with their smothered-in-goodness Reuben!

Cedarwood Family Restaurant

If you are headed up to Mille Lacs Lake and need a sustenance stop, make your way to the Cedarwood Family Restaurant.
Off Highway 27, just a hop from Highway 169 and the Soo Line Trail, Cedarwood is a forever staple of Onamia.
Think friendly, family-owned, small town, comfort food.
Serving all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner (and milk shakes, too!)
They have a little bit of everything.
Generous portions, take-out and pie a la mode…
What more could you want in a hometown eatery?