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Unique bakery treats shine at Sun Street Breads

Solveig Tofte was thinking about becoming a weaver. Luckily for the people of Kingfield she decided to go into baking.

She recently opened Sun Street Breads at 46th & Nicollet with her husband, Martin Ouimet. Before going into business on her own, she was the longtime head baker at Turtle Bread Company at 48th & Chicago.

Her family has become “super Kingfieldians,” as she puts it. They live a half block from their bakery/deli and are gearing up for another season with the Kingfield Farmers Market and Fulton Farmers Market’s first season.

Tofte has opened in a neighborhood known for its great restaurants — it’s on the same street at King’s, Café Ena and Patisserie 46. As for her vision for the restaurant, she’s keeping it simple. “Our only goal is to make tasty food,” she said. “You’re never going to get rich in the food [business], so you have to love what you do and the people you work with.”

The stars of the menu at Sun Street are the signature biscuits, scones and artisan breads. A couple of the unique biscuit sandwiches include the Biscuit Royale (a biscuit stuffed with a crepe loaded with mushrooms, greens and cheese) and the Juicy Piggy (pepper jack stuffed sausage, lettuce and tomato). Both are $5.75.

Lunch menu highlights include the Susan, a meatloaf sandwich with apple butter and fried shallot cream cheese on Red River Valley potato flax toast; and the Kingfield Gobbler, roasted and pulled turkey with mayo, lettuce, red onion and tomato and a cracked wheat roll.

If you plan to catch Sun Street Breads at the area farmers markets, you’re in for a special treat. She’s working on a sausage wrap featuring corn croissant dough and sausages from Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest Farm, another vendor at the Kingfield market.

Sun Street Breads  
4600 Nicollet Ave. S.
Open daily,
6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.