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Is new café cooking?

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Is new café cooking?

I think I spotted an "Open" sign Monday evening lit up in the window of Dennis and Lynn Wong's new Zumbro River Cafe.

This is the place that is connected to their Dunn Bros. coffee shop on Elton Hills N.W.

Anyone out there know if this is open? I'll check with Dennis or Lynn today, but thought somebody who stopped there on this rainy morningmight be able to quickly confirm this.

Here's some background on project:

The Wongs, who own and operate the two Rochester Dunn Bros.coffee shops, have been overseeing construction of Zumbro River Cafe, a small cafe adjacent to and connected with their Elton Hills Northwest location.

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The cafe, which will seat about 35 when it is completed, is being built in 950 square feet of space east of the coffee shop, between Dunn Bros. and the Olmsted National Bankbranch. While it is a separate operation, it will have a very close relationship with the coffee shop.

"It is kind of a unique situation," Wong said. "Our beverage service will still include all of the Dunn Bros. drinks, but the menu will be more extensive with comfort food entrees, and the cafe will have table service rather than counter service."

That means servers will take orders at the table in the cafe, while customers will still go through a line at the counter at the coffee shop.

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