Rochester, Minnesota, is a welcoming community and home of the Plummer House, which features a quarry, water tower, gardens and a large event facility. To start your day, visit one of the many coffee shops or bakeries in Rochester and try a cafe au lait or bold-roasted coffee and pair it with a biscotti, apple fritter or Berliner doughnut filled with fruit preserves. Swedish food is a popular type of cuisine in Rochester, reflecting many city residents' historic Scandinavian roots. Swedish meatballs paired with mashed potatoes, gravy, pickles and lingonberry jam is a traditional meal to enjoy at one of the family-owned and operated restaurants. Herring is also a favorite local specialty. You could try it pickled, which is the traditional Swedish way, or have it fermented with boiled potatoes and cabbage.