At the Birchwood, we create fresh, unique food with down-home appeal. We source local, sustainable, organic and fair trade ingredients to lovingly handcraft a variety of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. We take care to know the land, the animals and the people we work with are treated with care & respect.

We offer breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts (plus beer, wine & cocktails!) – all with ingredients sourced from our friends on organic farms and farms that use sustainable practices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Click on your wildest culinary desire and see what the Birchwood menus have in store for you.

Birchwood Cafe — good real food for everyone.

At the Birchwood, we celebrate 8 seasons: Spring, Summer, Scorch, Autumn, Dusk, Frost, Winter, and Thaw. We don't take our cues from the calendar, rather we look to our farmer friends, and in the colder months their root cellars, to guide and inspire our creativity in the kitchen.

It's the height of summer, and our SCORCH menu has arrived! There’s local produce-a-plenty and fresh ingredients letting their natural flavors shine.


Heat’s on and we couldn’t be happier. After a few good rains, the fields are wildly bountiful. It’s as though someone threw the switch and the juicy tomatoes, new potatoes, plump eggplants, fat carrots, and string beans are all marching in. The basil, dill and cilantro seem to be everywhere, filling the kitchen with a sweet, green perfume. Squashes are a'plenty and the melons are juicy and sweet. SCORCH is short -- our menu is long. Dig in!