By: Morgan Sauer
Refueling is an important part of a runner’s day. The longer and harder the run, the more important it is to get energy back into your body. Our team at 605 Running Company takes refueling very serious. What greater way to do that than to enjoy some truly amazing sweets right here in Downtown Sioux Falls.
Now, picking a place to eat can be harder than it’s ever intended to be and can make you give up on finding a good place entirely. So let’s ease those frustrations.
Below you’ll find the top downtown businesses and bakeries ranked in no particular order. Now these aren’t all your options, but they certainly are some of the best DTSF has to offer. Each one is unique to itself and deserving of your consideration to be your one stop re-fuel shop that’ll get you back on the road and recovering for your next run.
Say goodbye to sore muscles and hello to happy tummies.
1) Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Cafe:
Looking for some salt to go with the sweet? Then head on over to Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Cafe. They’ve got just about every breakfast option you could dream up with some excellent sweet treats from their bakery to go with and some great coffee to cap it off. Take your time and enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere, not to mention the fireplace, or get your treat and enjoy it on the road.
Choose from a variety of pastries, such as cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, pies, scones, cheesecakes, and cookies. Their fresh pastries will get you refueled in no time.
Located: Downtown Sioux Falls, 104 W 12th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Monday - Sunday 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
2) Queen City Bakery:
No one can argue with Queen City Bakery being one of the best eats in town. Their rich wood interior brings a rustic and inviting atmosphere to the bakery. They’ve got scones, muffins, pies, cakes, cupcakes, and tons of other bakes to satiate your appetite. Not only that, they’ve got some great coffee to compliment the meal. With baked goods made from local fruit and produce you won’t leave through their doors disappointed.
Located: Downtown Sioux Falls, 324 E 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Monday 7 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday - Saturday 7 AM - 2 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 2 PM
3) Candy Cloud Factory:
Cookies and cupcaked out? Well just hold up for a second and check out the Candy Cloud Factory. That’s right folks, these craftsmen and women make cotton candy; no more waiting for the county fair to eat this fresh delicious delicacy. Enjoy it in store, or take some home to enjoy with the family. If the thought of cotton candy wasn’t enough to get you excited, they also serve SDSU ice cream and another crazy creation known as the magical burrito made of ice cream wrapped with cotton candy. You'll know you've made the right choice when you step through the door and the sweet scent of pure sugar greets your nose.
Located: Downtown Sioux Falls, 701 N Phillips Ave Suite 160, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 6 PM
Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 6:30 PM
4) Cookie Jar Eatery:
This family owned bakery has been creating delicious treats from scratch for nearly twenty years. Cookies, bars, and even Young and Richards fudge are available for your enjoyment. They’ve got any kind of cookie you could imagine: sugar, macadamia nut, heath, chocolate chunk, and so many more. Don’t want to stick around to enjoy the goods? Then pick up one of their cookie kits to take home and enjoy with the family.
Located: Downtown Sioux Falls, 230 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday - Monday CLOSED
*Fudge available at Child's Play Toys
*Cookies and bars available at 605 Running Company
Alcohol infused cupcakes is quite the statement. So, if you’re looking for a fun and delicious time spent eating high quality bakes, then you might want to pull over for this one. Their quick service and friendly environment is open just in time for a post-workout morning refuel.
They serve bars, whoopee pies, large and small cupcakes, as well as special dog treats. They carry cookies, bars, cakes, muffins, and cupcakes as non-alcoholic options as well. Flavors for their cupcakes range from Blue Raspberry Vodka to Bourbon Chocolate and anything in between.
Don’t find a flavor you’re interested in? Just give them a call and they’ll make custom drink infused cupcakes just for you.
Located: Downtown Sioux Falls, 421 N Phillips Ave Suite 111, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Monday 11 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday 7 AM - 7 PM
Thursday - Friday 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 7 PM