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Pick up a kicky coffee treat curbside
Katie Cannon

17 Exceptional Coffee Shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Where to find cortados, flat whites, frothy cappuccinos and more

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Pick up a kicky coffee treat curbside
| Katie Cannon

Coffee has always been a huge part of our culture in the cold north, and that’s true as the snow finally begins to fly. While there have long been fantastic coffee shops with distinctive neighborhood personalities, never before have there been so many serving such a diverse array of ethically sourced beans, sumptuous frothy tops, or businesses taking the food just as seriously as the coffee. These are fantastic shops to order up a cup of something zippy made from the best in beans, brewed with care, and ready curbside.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe Ceres

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3509 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 345-4866
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Pastry chef Shawn McKenzie’s new shop in the former Penny’s space in Linden Hills is now serving her gorgeous treats alongside an array of beverages, including Turkish coffee.

2. Black Walnut Bakery

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3157 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 353-6552
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Before Sarah Botcher’s incredible baked goods found a permanent home, the only place to source the legendary kougin aman was to find a coffee shop. Now, that her own bakery is serving decadent morning treats and more, the coffee inside this bakery lives up to her high standards.

Stacks of logs of shortbread cookies with powder sugar
Shortbread cookies built for coffee dunking
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3. Misfit Coffee

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2401 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 800-4411
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Misfit brews several coffee “cocktails,” made with Kyoto coffee brewed with burnt sugar and a long list of enticing options. Plus, Misfit has added walk-up window.

4. Five Watt Coffee

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3745 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 259-7519
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Lee Carter and Caleb Garn founded Five Watt in 2014, with an irreverent sense of humor and fantastic coffee drinks. Try one of the specialty brews made with a proprietary line of bitters, like the Kingfield, named for the original shop’s location. Made with coriander Bitters and Hawaiian sea salt. Or grab a couple of cans of Big Watt, a tasty cold brew line.

5. Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

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120 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-9165
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This North Loop coffee shop has added a new app for easy contact free ordering, with curbside pick up. There’s a wide selection of coffee and teas available on tap, including Stumptown, Colectivo, La Columbe, and more.

Inside the coffee shop, there’s a large, lit-up “F”
A light-filled North Loop coffee shop
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6. Bellecour Bakery @ Cooks

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210 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

This newly permanent pop-up brings a much-needed caffeine and sugar jolt to this neighborhood. Indulge in large, frothy cappuccino to go and don’t forget a bag of pastries.

7. Penny's Coffee

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100 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Penny’s downtown location has online ordering for easy pick up of their beloved beverages, snacks, and pantry items.

8. Carma Coffee

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520 NE Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 208-1253
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Minneapolis’ only coffe shop/car repair shop is open and serving, along with a new online ordering system.

9. Alma

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528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4909
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Alma’s Cafe is just one more reason to look forward to the weekend. Alex Robert’s impeccable restaurant is now open Friday through Sunday with easy online ordering available of its fantastic coffee drinks and as-good-as-they-come pastries.

10. Wildflyer Coffee

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3262 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

This brand new shop has opened inside the former Peace Coffee on Minnehaha Avenue. In addition to making a lovely pour over, Wildflyer’s higher purpose is providing job stability and opportunities to youth facing homelessness. Order bulk coffee, gear, or support the endeavor by “buying a chair,” as an investor through the website.

The red brick exterior with a black and white sign on a snowy day
The newly opened Wildflyer Coffee serves serious brews alongside a dose of uplifting the community
Wildflyer Coffee [Official]

11. Dogwood Coffee

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4021 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 886-1585
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Dogwood’s meticulous sourcing pays off in luscious, perfectly executed drinks every time, and partnering with local favorites like Rustica Bakery and Gray Duck Chai is always a good idea. Plus, Dogwood has also added online ordering.

12. Quixotic Coffee

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769 Cleveland Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 699-5448
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The quirky name - meaning “romantically idealistic”- reflects the Highland Park’s shop’s desire to offer respite in a world full of worry, real or imagined. The nitro bar, one of the first in the Twin Cities, is enough reason to call ahead for curbside pick up.

13. Roots Roasting

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1552 St Clair Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 401-1414
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A small shop not far from Macalester College is serious about its coffee. Order curbside delivery of pristine, simplicity in a latte or pour-over cup. What you won’t find are a bunch of flavor syrups or chocolate pumps. Coffee this good, doesn’t need any add ons.

14. Nina's Coffee Cafe

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165 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9816
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A classic coffee shop in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill. The coffee, treats and service are as built to build new regulars. Stop by for a cup before wandering the gorgeous, historic neighborhood.

15. Claddagh Coffee

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459 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 600-3400
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The West Seventh shop offers two levels of nostalgic charm, while little sis Wee Claddaugh on Dale and Selby is a modern postage sized marvel. Both are serving curbside with online ordering.

16. Cafe Astoria

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Instagram darling Café Astoria is a sun-filled, buzzy shop that caters to families, that has now added spaced out tables on the street outside the small shop. Easily order for takeaway as well, with convenient streetside parking. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

17. Bootstrap Coffee Roasters

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432 Wabasha St S
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 528-7543
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Serving curbside and walk up from 7 am to 3 pm every day. Order up cold coffee or steamy lattes to go, along with bags of beans roasted on site.

1. Cafe Ceres

3509 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Pastry chef Shawn McKenzie’s new shop in the former Penny’s space in Linden Hills is now serving her gorgeous treats alongside an array of beverages, including Turkish coffee.

3509 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Black Walnut Bakery

3157 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Stacks of logs of shortbread cookies with powder sugar
Shortbread cookies built for coffee dunking
Joy Summers

Before Sarah Botcher’s incredible baked goods found a permanent home, the only place to source the legendary kougin aman was to find a coffee shop. Now, that her own bakery is serving decadent morning treats and more, the coffee inside this bakery lives up to her high standards.

3157 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Misfit Coffee

2401 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Misfit brews several coffee “cocktails,” made with Kyoto coffee brewed with burnt sugar and a long list of enticing options. Plus, Misfit has added walk-up window.

2401 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Five Watt Coffee

3745 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Lee Carter and Caleb Garn founded Five Watt in 2014, with an irreverent sense of humor and fantastic coffee drinks. Try one of the specialty brews made with a proprietary line of bitters, like the Kingfield, named for the original shop’s location. Made with coriander Bitters and Hawaiian sea salt. Or grab a couple of cans of Big Watt, a tasty cold brew line.

3745 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

5. Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

120 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Inside the coffee shop, there’s a large, lit-up “F”
A light-filled North Loop coffee shop
Rebecca Slater/Eater Twin Cities

This North Loop coffee shop has added a new app for easy contact free ordering, with curbside pick up. There’s a wide selection of coffee and teas available on tap, including Stumptown, Colectivo, La Columbe, and more.

120 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Bellecour Bakery @ Cooks

210 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

This newly permanent pop-up brings a much-needed caffeine and sugar jolt to this neighborhood. Indulge in large, frothy cappuccino to go and don’t forget a bag of pastries.

210 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. Penny's Coffee

100 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Penny’s downtown location has online ordering for easy pick up of their beloved beverages, snacks, and pantry items.

100 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Carma Coffee

520 NE Lowry Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Minneapolis’ only coffe shop/car repair shop is open and serving, along with a new online ordering system.

520 NE Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55418

9. Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Alma’s Cafe is just one more reason to look forward to the weekend. Alex Robert’s impeccable restaurant is now open Friday through Sunday with easy online ordering available of its fantastic coffee drinks and as-good-as-they-come pastries.

528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

10. Wildflyer Coffee

3262 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
The red brick exterior with a black and white sign on a snowy day
The newly opened Wildflyer Coffee serves serious brews alongside a dose of uplifting the community
Wildflyer Coffee [Official]

This brand new shop has opened inside the former Peace Coffee on Minnehaha Avenue. In addition to making a lovely pour over, Wildflyer’s higher purpose is providing job stability and opportunities to youth facing homelessness. Order bulk coffee, gear, or support the endeavor by “buying a chair,” as an investor through the website.

3262 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

11. Dogwood Coffee

4021 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Dogwood’s meticulous sourcing pays off in luscious, perfectly executed drinks every time, and partnering with local favorites like Rustica Bakery and Gray Duck Chai is always a good idea. Plus, Dogwood has also added online ordering.

4021 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

12. Quixotic Coffee

769 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

The quirky name - meaning “romantically idealistic”- reflects the Highland Park’s shop’s desire to offer respite in a world full of worry, real or imagined. The nitro bar, one of the first in the Twin Cities, is enough reason to call ahead for curbside pick up.

769 Cleveland Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116

13. Roots Roasting

1552 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

A small shop not far from Macalester College is serious about its coffee. Order curbside delivery of pristine, simplicity in a latte or pour-over cup. What you won’t find are a bunch of flavor syrups or chocolate pumps. Coffee this good, doesn’t need any add ons.

1552 St Clair Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

14. Nina's Coffee Cafe

165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

A classic coffee shop in the heart of historic Cathedral Hill. The coffee, treats and service are as built to build new regulars. Stop by for a cup before wandering the gorgeous, historic neighborhood.

165 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

15. Claddagh Coffee

459 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

The West Seventh shop offers two levels of nostalgic charm, while little sis Wee Claddaugh on Dale and Selby is a modern postage sized marvel. Both are serving curbside with online ordering.

459 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

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16. Cafe Astoria

180 Grand Ave Saint Paul, MN 55102

Instagram darling Café Astoria is a sun-filled, buzzy shop that caters to families, that has now added spaced out tables on the street outside the small shop. Easily order for takeaway as well, with convenient streetside parking. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

17. Bootstrap Coffee Roasters

432 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107

Serving curbside and walk up from 7 am to 3 pm every day. Order up cold coffee or steamy lattes to go, along with bags of beans roasted on site.

432 Wabasha St S
St Paul, MN 55107

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