Suomi Cafe Houghton

This morning we all went to breakfast at the Suomi Cafe & Bakery in downtown Houghton. I’ve been wanting to go here for years, and finally made it on my 3rd visit to the U.P. The place was packed at 10:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, with a bunch of people coming in behind us too. It was worth the wait. We all had their specialty, Pannukakken. It’s a Finnish pancake, but more like a baked custard than pancake. It comes with warm raspberry sauce and coffee, for $4.60. YUMMM!!! They also had dinner-plate sized cookies in the display case, and we decided we HAVE to go back for the gigantic regular pancakes.

Pannukakken

Every time we go into Houghton we have to go over the bridge. Luckily I haven’t been caught waiting for the bridge to open or close…yet. The bridge operators work way up in that big room on top. We noticed today that they have to climb 7 stories high on the outside metal stairs to get to work!! Not the right job for me, but I’ll bet the workers keep in shape!

Bridge

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