Caffeine Craving in Twin Cities
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
With mom-and-pop cafes, craft roasters and even the headquarters of the national Caribou Coffee chain, coffee is as essential to Twin Cities life as casserole. These are some of the best spots to start your day and even sit and stay.
3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Dogwood is a local boutique roaster built on relationships with producers around the world who the owners have visited and with like-minded importers. Its beans are served at Dogwood Coffee Bar in Upton, where you can order a delicious latte, and...
601 S Marquette Ave #220, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA
Forget your run-of-the-mill drip coffee. Once you've had Dunn Bros., you won't want anything else. All the beans here are roasted in small batches for a fresher, richer flavor and aroma; you can definitely taste the difference. Buy some beans to...
945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
Whether reclaimed barn wood from Amish families in Wisconsin, antique accents from the owner's 20-year old collection, or the farmers behind the single-origin coffee beans themselves, there is a story behind everything at Spyhouse Coffee. Their...
275 N Syndicate St, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Kopplins coffee shop in St. Paul has gained a national reputation for both the flawless and consistent coffee pours and the philosophy of coffee shop as community. Come for meticulous barrista-crafted coffee, quality snacks, monthly art exhibits,...
308 E Prince St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
Black Dog Cafe is the cultural epicenter of Lowertown in Saint Paul. Kudos to this wonderful place for ambitious programming in music and the arts. Some of the most respected twin cities musicians stop by regularly to play gigs. Music ranges from...
2203 N 44th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
At Victory 44, there are no servers, only chefs, so each dish you order comes with a personal, thorough description from the man or woman who cooked it. The high-quality items, like the dates-and-bacon Devils On Horseback, all have their own...
1340 Thomas Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Food-with-a-twist, that's what I think this coffee shop turned casual cafe offers. I'm a fan of its refurbished tables, large windows, and retail/crafty local artists corner. Food... my Banana Bread French Toast was pretty rich and indulgent --...
65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Decorated with peacocks and named for a famed Irish playwright, this little Victorian cafe serves up a killer huevos rancheros with smoked gouda hash browns. In addition to the Mexican food with an Irish twist, The Wilde Roast has some good...
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