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.

As days cool and shadows lengthen, we smell the change in the air. It's AUTUMN -- back to school, off to pick apples; squash and pumpkins hang heavy on their vines.

Nature accommodates our busy schedules with a harvest that does not require our immediate attention, quite different from the delicate tomatoes + sugary sweet corn of Scorch. These vegetables wait patiently on the counter or in the crisper until we can whip up curries, soups + stews. We rush to get the garden in the jar, putting up pickles, preserves, jams + jellies.

It's cider season! Thanks to our orchards, we have much to choose from, both sweet + hard ciders for sipping + for sparking braises, soups + sauces. Harvest festivals, Oktoberfest + Halloween remind us to pause in gratitude for a bountiful harvest +stocked pantries.