Minot welcomes That German Place

New German cafe opens in downtown Minot

Ashton Gerard/MDN That German Place is a new German-style cafe that has opened in downtown Minot. The new addition is located at 15 1st Avenue SE.

The dream of opening a German cafe has finally become a reality for Minot resident Stefanie Cassidy. She opened That German Place Friday in downtown Minot.

“I wanted to (open the cafe) probably for the last 20 years,” Cassidy said. “I wanted to open it already in Germany before we came here.”

Cassidy and her husband received a permanent change of station from Germany to Minot about five years ago. After buying a house, they were going to get started on Cassidy’s dream of owning and running her own cafe, but orders to Florida delayed the process. Now, after they were ordered back to Minot after Hurricane Michael, Cassidy has finally opened up shop.

After looking around for a place to open up shop, Cassidy found the property at 15 1st Avenue SE and liked the idea of being downtown.

A delay with the kitchen equipment pushed back Cassidy’s opening date, preventing the opportunity for a soft opening, but the Minot community showed up anyway to help support the new small business.

Ashton Gerard/MDN That German Place specializes in German baked goods and other traditional cafe pastries available daily.

“I love baking – making the breads, the buns, the cakes – I love doing that,” Cassidy said. “I also don’t want to be big, I’m not a restaurant. I’m a cafe so my main focus is on bakery stuff.”

The hope is that members of the community can come in, order what they like and sit and enjoy the atmosphere without feeling rushed.

Their grand opening day hours on Friday were scheduled to be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but Cassidy had to close early due to the turnout from the community.

Cassidy wrote on the business’ Facebook page Friday: “Due to the massive turnout today, we will be closing at 5 p.m. today…have a good evening everyone and thank you for everyone that came out today.”

During the week, Cassidy plans to be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday’s they plan to be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cassidy plans to have different German treats and foods throughout the week that will include fleischkaese, pretzels, cakes, breads as well as some general bakery items such as croissants, macaroons and more. That German Place will also be serving German coffee daily. To stay up to date on daily specials and what That German Place has to offer, check out their Facebook page, @thatgermanplace.