Our Favorite Coffee Shops and Cozy Spots

From Victorian to Industrial themed décor, Minneapolis is nothing short of an abundance of coffee shops and cozy spots. Grab one of many unique drinks, set up shop and be productive, or curl up and meet a friend. Here are a few of our authentically-Minneapolis favorites!

Photo Courtesy of Wilde Cafe and Spirits

*Due to events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be sure to check the restaurant's official website or call ahead for the latest business hours, closures and offerings.


Uncommon Grounds

2809 Hennepin Ave

Located in a Victorian-style house from 1877, Uncommon Grounds has a unique and cozy vibe met with delicious coffee drinks and one of the best chai teas in the city. Comfy emerald green couches from the old L’Etoile Restaurant in St. Paul and intimate tables along with lush plants, retro floor lamps and interesting art on the walls make you feel like you’re being welcomed into someone’s house. Grab a coffee and stay a while.

Isles, Buns and Coffee

1424 W 28th St

Recently renovated, Isles is the perfect spot to cozy up with a great cup of coffee (their own blend!) and their iconic bigger-than-your-face cinnamon buns. Be prepared to share. Made with real ingredients and baked right in front of you in their open kitchen, these buns are the real deal. “Sweet as Grandma” and the perfect spot to get your caffeine and sugar fix. For a smaller treat, try their cookies or puppy dog tails.

Corner Coffee

North Loop: 514 N 3rd St
Uptown1414 W 28th St
Camden: 4155 North Thomas Avenue

Get your morning caffeine buzz from this casual, artsy coffee shop with locations in the North Loop and Uptown. Grab a sandwich or a tasty beverage and find a table or cozy up on one of their leather sofas. They even offer live music so check their Facebook page to see what they’ve got going on this week! 

Spyhouse

Whittier2451 Nicollet Ave S
Uptown2404 Hennepin Ave S
Northeast: 945 Broadway St NE
North Loop: 907 Washington Ave N

Accessibly located in different yet charming areas around the Twin Cities, four of the five Spyhouse cafes call Minneapolis their home. Each has its own intimate and welcoming atmosphere, with a variety of coffee drinks, made from their own roastery, and other non-caffeinated options.  From quaint brownstone buildings, a restored brick and timber warehouse, an old antique store and a modern urban oasis, each Spyhouse location is a picture perfect stop for a quick drink or an afternoon of lounging. Pair your drink with a one of their scrumptious snack options, take a seat and kick back for a while.

Dogwood Coffee

East Lake: 4021 East Lake Street
Northeast1209 Tyler Street NE

This chic Minneapolis cafe prides themselves on their quality-focused roasting. Booths and small tables are among their modernized seating selection, with lamps, couches and a swanky pink espresso machine to set a comfortable contrast. Grab something from their bakery case and browse their sale items on the retail wall!

Dunn Bros.

Freight House: 201 3rd Ave S
North Loop: 337 N Washington Ave
Loring Park: 329 West 15th Street

With over 15 Minneapolis locations, this Twin Cities based chain has plenty of cozy shops for you to choose from. Stop by one of our three favorites and get your day started with a delicious breakfast and a cup of their daily (in-house!) roasted coffee. Their menu has plenty of options to satisfy any morning, afternoon or evening craving. A majority of Dunn Brothers’ Coffee shops are independently owned by local members of the community, making for a homey and uniquely Minnesota atmosphere in each location. 

Sisters' Sludge Coffee Cafe & Wine Bar

3746 23rd Ave. S.

Sister's Sludge is the perfect spot to turn your cozy afternoon coffee into an early evening happy hour. With plenty of coffee selections, beer, wine, and a full food menu, you're set for the day.

Wilde Cafe & Spirits

65 Main St SE

Named after Oscar Wilde, this Northeast café embodies Wilde’s ahead-of-his-time eccentric tastes. The cozy location is a place you can comfortably come to alone or with friends to enjoy a latte or glass of wine by their 1900’s fireplace on a Chesterfield couch. Menus offer breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring an array of choices.

FRGMNT Coffee

729 N Washington Ave

Coffee shops are all about good conversation and good coffee. This open spaced coffee shop is the perfect place for just that. Meet up with friends hang out near the cozy fireplace or grab communal table and experience the ever changing menu of coffees will keep you coming back.

Honour Coffee & Raw Juices

451 Stinson Blvd NE

The space at Honour Coffee is bright with tons of natural light and plant-filled. Grab a cup of their ethically sourced and roasted worldly assortment of brews. Their menu items are health conscious so you can feel good about pairing your coffee with a pastry or two.

Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea 

120 3rd Ave N

At Fairgrounds their coffee is made from the best brands from around the globe. Sit at the bar with swings as seats (no joke) or order from the menu of fun names and you'll get why this whimsical place is called Fairgrounds.

Penny's Coffee

100 S Washington Ave

Located in downtown Minneapolis this beautifully chic and modern spot has big windows and a tall ceiling to let in a lot of natural light. Alongside the artisanal roasted coffees and teas there is plenty on the menu, including made-from-scratch food, pastries from local bakeries. Stop in Thursday-Sunday for an all-day menu of house-made sweet and savory crepes.

Wildflyer Coffee 

3262 Minnehaha Ave

This specialty coffee company is dedicated to providing job stability to youth experiencing homelessness. A former Peace Coffee space you can still find some of the beans for sale. The exposed brick, plenty of tables and fresh roasted brews make it a great place to gather.

Cafe Ceres 

Linden Hills: 3509 W44th St.
Armatage: 5401 Penn Ave S.

Brought to you by top local pastry chef Shawn McKenzie, Cafe Ceres features traditional and Turkish coffees, pastries, salads and sandwiches. So if you need a sweet treat with your coffee make sure you visit this place.

Five Watt Coffee

Kingfield: 3745 Nicollet Ave
Lyndale: 3350 Lyndale Ave S
Northeast: 861 E Hennepin Ave UNIT 106

If you like try new and outrageous coffee flavors this is the place for you. Five Watt continues to shake up their menu with one-of-a-kind coffee and espresso-based beverages prepared with unusual ingredients such as cocktail bitters and chicory syrup. Their inspiration comes from craft cocktails and you'll find specialty drinks at each of their different locations.

Wesley Andrews 

111 E 26th St

The exposed brick bar and communal tables welcome you into Wesley Andrews and the seasonal drinks and the pastries and treats from local vendors will keep you going back. There's even an outdoor patio in the back so you enjoy your coffee with a little bit of sunshine.

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