Always having a dream to own my own business became a reality for me in May of 2007. My name is Anna Hunstad and I am the owner of “The Shante” in Pillager. I am married to my best friend and mentor Shawn and we have three amazing sons, Jordan, Cole and Ridge.


When we opened in May of 2007, Suzy Tholen was a co-owner of The Shante. Due to a back injury Suzy decided to no longer be a partner of The Shante in October of 2012 which left me sole owner.


My vision of how The Shante should look and what we offer has changed throughout the years. I continue to change to the needs and wants of our customers and the Pillager community. I started with a vision of offering coffee, gifts and a small lunch menu. My vision has grown to be so much more … we have expanded our lunch menu more than ever expected. We added “Take & Bake” pizza’s and offer catering to events big and small! With our catering options you will find something for everyone in your group … and YES we will deliver, not just to the Pillager area but the surrounding area!


Our customers have made The Shante what it is today! We value our regular customers as well as our new customers. If you are coming for a great meal, meeting with friends or a group, or for a cup of coffee while working on your computer (Free WIFI) we welcome you and enjoy your company!


Come and experience the unexpected at The Shante. We look forward to your visit! It’s worth the drive!


-Anna Hunstad, Owner