During the major Water Main Break on Hennepin Ave & 2nd Street, many neighboring businesses, restaurants, and even the Guthrie, were forced to close.

Not Spoonriver. Brenda is a trooper and wanted to stay open for our neighbor, friends and our guests who had reservations.

WCCO stopped in and interviewed Brenda about how we were managing with No Water! We used paper plates while our dishwashers in inoperable, and used bottled water to cook and serve! It was the true meaning of “Making it Work”.

If your plans at the Guthrie were canceled that night, please call us when you reschedule! We’d love to host you :).

Check out more info about the Water Main Break and the Interview with Brenda HERE!


Brenda interviewed on WCCO during Water Main Break


Brenda was on TV, AGAIN :)

Check out this short and entertaining video featuring our very own Brenda Langton speaking about her latest Cookbook- The Spoonriver Cookbook!

Click the link below to hear Brenda talk about how she got interested in the Vegetarian Lifestyle, and what she hopes people will take away from cooking her recipes!

Come finish off 2011 and welcome in 2012 with us! We will feature some extra “special” specials that are shown below. We hope to see many old and new friends! Brenda and Tim would love to see familiar Cafe Brenda folks too! We are taking reservations NOW so give us a call- 612.436.2236


Saturday – 12/31/11

5:00 – 9:30pm.

Spoonriver Surf & Turf

Sunshine Harvest Tenderloin and Grilled White Shrimp with Green     Bean, Radicchio Salad and Truffle Oil

Persian Leg of Lamb Stew

Savory Root Vegetables & Prunes. Served with Cous Cous

Thai Curry

with Fresh Sea Scallops & Vegetables

Mediterranean Napoleon

Crispy Eggplant Rounds, Sweet Potato Skordalia, Grilled Red Onions, Roasted Tomato with Pomegranate Glaze

Butter Lettuce & Spinach Salad

Our friends at Simple, Good & Tasty were some of the many attendees to Brenda’s cooking class through the U of M Center of Spirituatlity this fall. Click HERE to read a review of the class and how they are applying it to their lives at home! They also include our recipe for Coconut Milk Rice Pudding (easy AND delicious!) and some great photos.

Follow Simple, Good & Tasty on twitter @simplegoodtasty

Brenda is very excited to be working with the Center for Spirituality at the University of Minnesota again this fall.  She will be teaching a 3 part series in Mid-October to Early November. Our friends at Simple Good & Tasty tell you more about Brenda’s class HERE!

For Sign Up Information, go to the Center For Spirituality’s Webpage, or Click HERE!