A Twist on a Classic
Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|December 2020
Rounds Restaurant offers a timeless take on a sweet breakfast staple.
ALLISON JARRELL

Frosty winter mornings are made for savoring sweet breakfast treats, like the warm, gooey cinnamon rolls at Rounds Restaurant in Traverse City. Rounds is known far and wide for their golden, freshly baked rolls, which they grill and split in half before serving. Their decadent cinnamon rolls feature raisins sprinkled throughout, a warm caramel topping and a dusting of powdered sugar. Cozy up with a cup of joe in one of their booths to top off the experience.

Some things never change...

They say if you sit at the counter of Rounds long enough, you get younger. That’s because on the wall of the restaurant is a backward clock: The hands turn counterclockwise, tick tick ticking back in time. It’s been there since the early ‘80s when a longtime server, Rachel, found it at a garage sale. That clock is appropriate, too, because Rounds is the kind of place that seems to have turned back the hands of time. Go grab a seat, order a cinnamon roll, and experience the magic.

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