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Lange’s Café

110 8th Ave. SE, Pipestone, MN - (507) 825-4488
Posted By Bev DeLage on 6/8/2003 9:16:00 AM
My husband & I made a special effort to go to Lange's Cafe for the pie after hearing about it on public radio. My husband's hot beef & his sour cream raisin pie were good. My bean soup was only fair & my apple pie was good. The problem wasn't the food, but the service. We live in a small town with all smoke free restaurants. At Lange's Cafe the waitresses are more interested in sitting at the counter smoking, than waiting on customers. We and two ladies at another table tried & tried to get the attention of no less than six waitresses to refill our coffee, ask if everything was alright, or ask if they could get us anything else. We could have just as well have been invisible. One waitress sat at the counter staring right past us out the window, another sat at the counter smoking, 3 or 4 were behind the counter wiping it off, putting dishes away, etc which could have waited until they took care of the customers. One waitress walked right by us & over to a couple that she obviously knew to chat. Apparently our waitress had gone on break without reassigning our table. However, the entire fault doesn't lie with her. The others could have covered for her if they hadn't been trying so hard to avoid us. These waitresses seemed to have the attitude of "that isn't my table, that isn't my responsibility." After at least 15 to 20 minutes or more, I finally went to a waitress sitting smoking at the counter & told her that there were two tables waiting for coffee and a chance to order dessert. Only then did we finally get a waitress to come back over to us. Management or ownership must condone this type of treatment of customers. They displayed the roadfood recommendation on their tables. Too bad they don't realize that it takes a lot more than good food to get and keep customers. I would never eat there again. If I should decide to try their pie once more, believe me I will buy a whole pie for take out.

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Not picture perfect, but flavorwise, this sour cream raisin pie is in the Pantheon of pastries.
"Not picture perfect, but flavorwise, this sour cream raisin pie is in the Pantheon of pastries."
Michael Stern





There is nothing about this sign, or about the exterior of Lange's, that would tell you it's a great roadfood cafe.
"There is nothing about this sign, or about the exterior of Lange's, that would tell you it's a great roadfood cafe."
Michael Stern


A hot caramel roll, ready to be cut and served. If there's a better one anywhere, we've yet to taste it.
"A hot caramel roll, ready to be cut and served. If there's a better one anywhere, we've yet to taste it."
Michael Stern


You can't see how moist and tender the hot beef inside this sandwich is; but you CAN see the mashed potatoes on top, which are genuine.
"You can't see how moist and tender the hot beef inside this sandwich is; but you CAN see the mashed potatoes on top, which are genuine."
Michael Stern


The caramel rolls at Lange's are so good that we almost didn't pay attention to these excellent donuts.
"The caramel rolls at Lange's are so good that we almost didn't pay attention to these excellent donuts."
Michael Stern



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