Best Coffee Shops In St. Paul

November 28, 2010 10:48 PM


The sun breaks over a cooled horizon. Maybe you’re heading to work or getting up early to study a bit before class. You’re ready to go, but a little groggy. These are perfect moments for some coffee. And, like many of us, I prefer getting work done outside of the house — thus, coffee shops.As promised, I researched some great places to perk up in the St. Paul area. Hopefully, my list helps you discover a new favorite place to grab some java. Check it out! 

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Nina’s Coffee Cafe

165 Western Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9816
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Nina’s is a great low-key place to drink some organic coffee and get some work done. Known for its atmosphere and character, people come from all over to visit Nina’s.

Amore Coffee

917 Grand Ave. # 7
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 222-6770
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With its impressive selection of drinks, Amore is a great place for the coffee drinker who likes to take chances. According to Amore’s website, it is “famous for its its hot chocolate, mochas, iced kona mochas, and chai.”

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Dunn Bros

2264 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN
(651) 644-5033
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Yes, Dunn Bros is a national chain, but I included it in the list because it started in St. Paul. Also, I am beginning respect Dunn Bros a lot more because it still manages to maintain that “independent” feel. A great place for conversations and studying.

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A Fine Grind

2038 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-9700
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Like many on the list, this coffee shop is just a pleasant place to chill and grab a delicious coffee.

Café Latte

850 Grand Ave. # 1
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-5687
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This is a great place if you want something good with your coffee. Not just a coffee place, Café Latte offers retail bakery and a pizza wine bar.

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Kopplin’s Coffee

490 Hamline Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0457
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Kopplin’s barista is recognized as one of the best, so you be the judge and check it out!

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Coffee News Café

1662 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-3324
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A great coffee shop with a whole lot of character.

Day By Day Café

477 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 227-0654
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Breakfast is served anytime, so even at night you can grab some eggs and coffee!

The Q Kindness Café

350 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-6440
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True to its name, this place offers a kind atmosphere with great food and coffee.

Fresh Grounds

1362 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-2348
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This is not your average coffee shop. Fresh Grounds is awesome because it is a non-profit business where 100 percent of the profits go back into its program, which provides job training for at-risk youth. So, not only can you grab a great coffee, you can do a little good!

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