Red Wing Cafe’s doors opened in September 2021 and the community fully embraced the new establishment. The downtown cafe is a place for many to enjoy laughter, memories, and great food. Miti Balazhi is the proud owner and the man behind the curtain. His personality adds character to the cafe and the food is the cherry on top. Miti is originally from Albania specifically F. Y. R. Macedonia. His background is portrayed through the food, environment, and hospitality.
The cafe has a set of traditions, one being that every holiday they throw a kid’s coloring contest. The next contest is for Valentines Day, February 14th. Miti loves to help support the community and the youth that visit. He is notorious for making his famous mickey mouse pancakes for the kids to enjoy. While interviewing Tiffany, Red Wing Cafe’s manager, she laughed and said, “Many times we have to go get Miti and remind him he is the main cook as he creates relationship with every customer that walks in.” This goes to show how important building relationships are to him and his business.
Red Wing Cafe is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 am -3:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Their popular dishes are the loaded biscuits and gravy, farmer’s skillet, and country fried steak. They do run weekly specials with their Valentines special coming up the week of February 14th. They will be having their steak special for two. To find out more about the cafe and their specials you can connect with them on their Facebook.