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Five Minneapolis Shops With Serious Coffee for $2

Because a cup of joe shouldn't require a major financial investment.

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There’s no shortage of great coffee shops in the Twin Cities. Most days you may be willing to shell out $4 for the single-origin, light-roast cup served by the friendly and more-stylish-than-you-are barista, but sometimes you just want a great tasting cup of coffee for cheap. Presenting, 5 places where you can grab that cup for around two bucks and get your caffeine-on. Listed in alphabetic order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Caffetto

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708 W 22nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 872-0911
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Located in Uptown, this unassuming coffee shop lines its walls with an eclectic mix of art (mostly big, pirate-esque ships) and keeps the lighting dim. A small cup of coffee will set you back $1.40, leaving plenty of room to get something to nibble on and still spend less than $5. Cozy up in the back corner booth and smile, knowing the steaming cup in your hand was dirt-cheap [Photo Courtesy "Caffetto’s Facebook Page]

2. Diamonds Coffee Shoppe

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1618 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 789-5282
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In the center of the Northeast arts district, Diamonds Coffee Shoppe has been quenching the thirst of local artists, bikers, and game-players since 2002. With regular cups of coffee for $2.10, you can chill out in this retro coffee shop with friends and play cribbage or Yahtzee like the good old days. They have a full menu, so feel free to stick around after your cup is empty. [Photo Courtesy"> Diamonds Facebook Page]

3. Isles Bun & Coffee

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1424 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4466
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At Isles, a small cup of coffee is $2 and if you have the budget to treat yourself to a puppy dog tail ($1.25), or two, I highly encourage you to do so. It’s a delicious cinnamon-y delight and the best part is, you get to frost it yourself. That’s right, the tub of cream cheese frosting is right there for spreading with wanton abandon . Put a touch in your coffee for sweetness and relax; your day is off to a great start. [Photo Courtesy ">Isles Bun & Coffee Facebook page ]

4. Mapps Coffee & Tea

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1810 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 338-6398
In the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Mapps coffee provides a place for a diverse crowd to sit and enjoy their choice of coffee, tea and other satisfying liquid drinks. Pay $1.89 for your small cup of brew and check out the cool old maps that dot the walls of this large coffee shop. Oh, and they sell baklava. You’re welcome. [Photo Courtesy">Mapps Coffee Facebook Page ]

5. Sovereign Grounds

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813 E 48th St
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 825-6157
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Is there a child in your life that you have the duty to occupy and make happy? With an indoor playroom, let that kid frolic in the playroom while you sip on freshly roasted coffee for just $1.55. They have a full menu of bakery items, sandwiches, pasta salads, and snacks, so you can be here as long as you need to be. [Photo Courtesy ">Sovereign Grounds Facebook Page ]

1. Caffetto

708 W 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Located in Uptown, this unassuming coffee shop lines its walls with an eclectic mix of art (mostly big, pirate-esque ships) and keeps the lighting dim. A small cup of coffee will set you back $1.40, leaving plenty of room to get something to nibble on and still spend less than $5. Cozy up in the back corner booth and smile, knowing the steaming cup in your hand was dirt-cheap [Photo Courtesy "Caffetto’s Facebook Page]
708 W 22nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55405

2. Diamonds Coffee Shoppe

1618 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
In the center of the Northeast arts district, Diamonds Coffee Shoppe has been quenching the thirst of local artists, bikers, and game-players since 2002. With regular cups of coffee for $2.10, you can chill out in this retro coffee shop with friends and play cribbage or Yahtzee like the good old days. They have a full menu, so feel free to stick around after your cup is empty. [Photo Courtesy"> Diamonds Facebook Page]
1618 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

3. Isles Bun & Coffee

1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
At Isles, a small cup of coffee is $2 and if you have the budget to treat yourself to a puppy dog tail ($1.25), or two, I highly encourage you to do so. It’s a delicious cinnamon-y delight and the best part is, you get to frost it yourself. That’s right, the tub of cream cheese frosting is right there for spreading with wanton abandon . Put a touch in your coffee for sweetness and relax; your day is off to a great start. [Photo Courtesy ">Isles Bun & Coffee Facebook page ]
1424 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. Mapps Coffee & Tea

1810 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
In the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Mapps coffee provides a place for a diverse crowd to sit and enjoy their choice of coffee, tea and other satisfying liquid drinks. Pay $1.89 for your small cup of brew and check out the cool old maps that dot the walls of this large coffee shop. Oh, and they sell baklava. You’re welcome. [Photo Courtesy">Mapps Coffee Facebook Page ]
1810 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

5. Sovereign Grounds

813 E 48th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Is there a child in your life that you have the duty to occupy and make happy? With an indoor playroom, let that kid frolic in the playroom while you sip on freshly roasted coffee for just $1.55. They have a full menu of bakery items, sandwiches, pasta salads, and snacks, so you can be here as long as you need to be. [Photo Courtesy ">Sovereign Grounds Facebook Page ]
813 E 48th St
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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