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Day in Stillwater

Located near the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Stillwater is full of rich history and natural beauty. The entire town is beautiful, and downtown is always bustling. No matter your interests or passions, Stillwater truly has something for everyone!


The main cafe

Recommended by Justin

This is the ideal small-town cafe! Its menu is full of classics, from omelets to pancakes, this place is great for a brunch date or if you're taking the kids out! It also serves lunch, and you can’t go wrong with their burgers or salads!

mon petit chéri

Recommended by Claire

If you’re looking for a lighter breakfast, this small cafe has all kinds of baked goods and coffee (the lavender-white chocolate cinnamon roll is heavenly). I'm not much of a coffee-drinker myself, so I ordered the chai latte, and it did not disappoint (I'll be honest- it was one of the best I've ever tried)! Along with both sweet and savory bakery treats, Mon Petit Chéri serves full meals like rosemary biscuits and gravy and lemon ricotta pancakes. This is one of the best girls' trip stops in Stillwater.


Apricot Lane Boutique

This boutique has all the latest clothing trends. As a franchise, each ALB owner gets to decide which pieces to order, and the Stillwater location has some of the cutest finds! They have good deals, and you can almost always find seasonal staples! The employees are friendly, and they love helping you find the perfect outfit for any occasion.


Anyone interested in natural products will love ModernRoots. They have a boutique-style set up where you can browse all their soap, body butter, makeup, and more. All of their products are organic, and 50% of the ingredients are grown on the ModernRoots farm. Their products are high quality and always fresh! These products make great gifts, too!

Stillwater Olive Oil Co.

Olive oil is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Stillwater, Minnesota. However, this local business offers numerous goods, like infused olive oil and balsamic. They also provide samples to those who visit the store! These products make great gifts, but they're also perfect for trying new recipes. If you're searching for a fun date idea, head to Stillwater Olive Oil Co. to pick a unique olive oil flavor. When you get home, cook your meal together, using your new olive oil!

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Recommended by Heather

Cooking is one of Heather's favorite things to do, so it makes sense that she loves Cooks of Crocus Hill! They have tons of kitchenware and supplies, fun ingredients like coffee, olive oil, honey, and coffee and tea. They also offer cooking classes, which would make for a super memorable and fun date!


Nacho Mama's

Nacho Mama's has great guacamole, nachos, and margaritas (the staples), and they're all perfect for sharing with a group! If you've had a long day on the river, stop over at Nacho Mama's for some amazing Mexican food.

Freight house

This restaurant sits on the water, and it offers great American food with a view. They have burgers, sandwiches, and local beer, as well as specialty drinks and margaritas. Freight House is open for lunch and dinner, so you can stop by throughout the day, especially if you need to grab lunch for the boat! This is a fun date-night stop, but it's also fun for families!