These Are the Best Local Coffee Shops in Minneapolis, MN

by Annette F

Are you looking for a great coffee shop in Minneapolis? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best local Minneapolis coffee shops, with some details and the address information for each one so you can check them out and make a decision. You’ll get high quality coffee at any of these places!

People in Minneapolis are serious about their coffee as is evidenced by the myriad of coffee shops around the city. In this post, I will share some of my favorite spots for a cup of joe on a cold winter day. No matter where you find yourself there is sure to be a coffee shop nearby.

We didn’t review any of the major chains like Starbucks, because you can look those up with your Starbucks app anyway and you don’t need us for that. This article is about local shops, for people who like shops that are unique and interesting.

Backstory Coffee Roasters

Backstory coffee roasters was founded in 2014 as a roasting company in St. Paul and they have since opened a coffee shop in the North Loop in Minneapolis. Their mission is to cultivate connections between people by sharing a love of delicious coffee. They are also committed to caring for the planet and better solutions to minimize waste.

They have a featured batch brew each day as well as made-to-order pour-over coffee, a full menu of espresso drinks, and cold brew beverages. They also sell their fresh roasted coffee beans.

They feature fresh-made pastries from Vikings and Goddesses, Oatmeal from Mylk Labs Oatmeal.

528 Washington Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 

https://backstory.coffee/


Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Ground is housed in a renovated 1877 Victorian home and is the Twin Cities oldest coffee house. The huge mirrored back bar features a one-of-a-kind brass espresso machine. You can enjoy great music, smooth espresso, and award-winning Chai in plush booths and a candlelit atmosphere. When the weather turns warm you can enjoy the wrap-around porch and take in the sites of Uptown Minneapolis.

They serve freshly brewed coffee as well as delicious espresso drinks, floats and sundaes, blended drinks, their signature drinks, and of course their award-winning Chai. They even have real whipped cream!

2809 Hennepin Avenue Uptown Mpls MN 55408

http://www.uncommongroundscoffeehouse.com/


Spyhouse Coffee Roasters

Spyhouse has several locations around the Twin Cities. They are a roaster and retailer with a passion to source, roast, and serve exceptional coffee. They promote strong producer partnerships with local farms in order to innovate to combat the challenges of climate change.

In addition to the classics they have seasonal specialties like orange vanilla crush and Minnesota fog. They also have a coffee subscription service and the coffee is roasted to order before shipping

945 BROADWAY ST NE STE. 250, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55413

https://spyhousecoffee.com/


Dogwood Coffee

Dogwood Coffee has three Twin Cities locations. They work with coffee growers throughout the world to source exceptional coffee and create and sustain jobs.

Dogwood coffee partners with Autumnwood Farm, Rishi Tea, Sweetland Orchard, Ames Honey, Northstar Kombucha, Marc Heu and Cookie Car.

Dogwood Coffee Northeast 1209 Tyler St NE #150 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Dogwood Coffee East Lake 4021 East Lake Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

https://www.dogwoodcoffee.com/


Sainaa Cafe

Sainaa Cafe is a family-owned, customer-centered coffee shop. The term Sainaa in the Oromo language of Ethiopia translates to catching up with the community and making memories.

They serve brewed coffee, pour-over, iced coffee, and french press in addition to espresso and specialty espresso drinks.

317 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408,

https://sainaacafe.com/


Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea

Fairgrounds prides itself on providing a myriad of coffee and tea varieties with equal billing for both. It is located in the North Loop.

They have coffee, tea, and kombucha on tap and you can taste just one or a flight with a 4oz pull of each. They feature an espresso and matcha bar where you can choose your shot, drink type, and additions.

The elixirs include such things as hot chocolate, sticky chai latte, Vietnamese cold brew and coconut charcoal elixir, just to name a few.

They serve all-day breakfast, light lunch fair and funnel cake fries.

North Loop 120 3rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401

https://fairgrounds.cafe.com/


The Get Down Coffee Co.

The Get Down Coffee Co. has a coffee bar and a roasting facility that opened in 2022 where they roast only specialty-grade coffee that is ethically sourced. They source their light roast from Brazil and their dark roast from Ethiopia.

1500 N 44TH AVE Minneapolis, MN 55412

https://www.getdowncoffee.com/


FRGMNT Coffee

FRGMNT is a multi-roaster cafe born from a love of coffee and excitement over trying new things. They partner with a number of coffee roasters and chocolatiers around the globe.

Their North Loop location is located in a dog-friendly building and they have several other locations in Minneapolis.

729 Washington Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55401

https://frgmntcoffee.com/


Five Watt Coffee

Five Watt coffee strives to connect with people. Their baristas remember your name and your favorite drink. Their drinks are inspired by craft cocktails and driven by espresso and include ingredients such as cocktail bitters and unique simple syrups. They have three Minneapolis locations and one in St Paul

Kingfield @ 3745 Nicollet Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55409

Lyndale @ 3350 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

Northeast @ 861 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55414

http://fivewattcoffee.com/


Northern Coffeeworks

Norethern coffeeworks is a cozy neighborhood coffee shop and specialty coffee roaster. Their mission is to serve amazing, sustainably sourced coffee that reflects the beauty of Minnesota.

They serve Boundry Waters brewed coffee, pour-over, cold brew, and their Northwoods which is cold brew, maple, and oat milk. They also feature a wide variety of espresso drinks and bottled drinks.

4208 S 28th Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

https://www.northerncoffeeworks.com/


Cafe Ceres

Cafe Ceres has 3 Twin Cities Locations; Armatage, Linden Hills, and Downtown Minneapolis. They serve drip coffee in a variety of roast levels as well as espresso drinks, pour-over, Turkish, and cold brew coffee. They also have a wide variety of teas and a fairly extensive food menu.

Linden Hills @ 3509 W44th St. Minneapolis, MN 55410

Armatage @ 5401 Penn Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55419

Downtown @ 100 S. Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55401

https://www.cafeceresmpls.com/


Pow Wow Grounds

Pow Wow Grounds has been caffeinating and feeding the people of Minneapolis since 2010. It shares space with All My Relations Arts which features the work of Native American Artists.

1414 E Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404

https://www.powwowgrounds.com/


Wildflyer Coffee

Wildflyer Coffee has two locations, one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. Their mission is to provide employment for youth experiencing homelessness and provide them with life skills through employment.

https://wildflyercoffee.com/


Milkweed

Milkweed is a neighborhood coffee shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis. In addition to coffee and espresso drinks, they feature a line of Cannabis infused sparkling water.


3822 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

https://www.facebook.com/milkweedmpls/


Carma Coffee

Carma Coffee is in Northeast Minneapolis and is a sibling of Good Carma Auto Repair with a goal of old-fashioned good customer service. In addition to hot, fresh brewed coffee they serve espresso-based beverages, cold press coffee, Latte, Chai, and made-to-order hot egg sammies.

520 Lowry Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55418

https://www.carmacoffeeshop.com/


Misfits Coffee Co

Misfits Coffee Co is passionate about the craft of coffee, breaking rules and pushing forward to make drinks you can’t ignore.

They are open F/S/Su

207 HUMBOLDT AVENUE NORTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55405

https://www.misfitcoffee.com/


Wesley Andrews Coffee & Tea

Wesley Andrews is located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. Their coffee is harvested in partnership with upstanding farmers and co-ops and their tea leaves are sourced from China. They invite you to enjoy a good cup of coffee and just take the time to sit and sip.

They serve filter coffee, pour-over and iced coffee as well as the usual assortment of espresso-based drinks, Matcha, and Chai. They also serve Northstar Kombucha and sparkling water, a Matcha growler and Kyoto Growler.

111 E 26th St Minneapolis, MN 55404

https://wesleyandrews.cc/

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