The 7 Best Coffee In Minneapolis

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Minneapolis

Brimming with bohemian coffee shops, Minneapolis coffee is some of the best you’ll find in the Twin Cities. As the Third Wave coffee movement powers across the Midwest, it’s getting way easier to find artisan cafes for a decent brew.

A great local coffee shop is never far away here, so caffeine-nuts can rest at ease.  From industrial-style coffee stores to cosy cafes that you’ll happily sit in all afternoon, there’s plenty of choice in Minneapolis.

We’ve got the very best places for coffee right here, so you can head straight towards that much needed pick-me-up as soon as you arrive.

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1. Five Watt Coffee 

Their South Minneapolis shop features all the best things you could want from your local coffee store – genuinely friendly staff (who’ll quickly remember your order) and consistently perfect coffee.

Try the speciality drink, The Kingfield: vanilla, Big Watt coriander bitters, espresso, milk and black Hawaiian sea salt. Plus, it’s dog friendly! Always a bonus.

Best coffee Minneapolis

2. Gray Fox Coffee & Wine

You’ll find this super Instagrammable spot in the atrium of the TCF tower. Their coffee is unbelievably beautiful – think millennial pink creations and floral coffee art. And yes, it tastes just as good. Order the Fox in the Woods: maple spice, bitters, espresso, milk, and topped with smoked salt.

Gray Fox Coffee & Wine in Minneapolis
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3. Spyhouse Coffee

Spyhouse roasts its own coffees around the Twin Cities,  and four of the five Spyhouse cafes call Minneapolis their home. They aim to be as sustainable as possible, so café furnishings are custom built using refurbished materials or sourced from local antique shops.

Visit their Northeast cafe to get a nosy around their roasting facility, where you can smell the beans being roasted while you order your coffee from the barista.

Spyhouse cafe

4. Fireroast Coffee and Wine

This neighborhood favorite has a stunning back patio that’s made it the perfect spot to hang out with friends or read a book.

If you’re looking for a sweet coffee treat, try their Thai style coffee with sweetened, condensed milk!

5. Dogwood Coffee

With three locations in Minneapolis and a St. Paul store, Dogwood Coffee is a caffeinated rite of passage for any java fan in the Twin Cities. They source all their own beans, roast them and brew them on a swanky pink espresso machine. You can also branch out with a slow-drip Chemex, Aeropress or V60 coffee. Delish.

Dogwood Coffee

6. Quixotic Coffee

Means “romantically idealistic”, delivering high-quality hand-crafted beverages, made with local ingredients, and local character.

The nitro bar is one of the first in the Twin Cities, all the reason to pop in!

7. Northern Coffeeworks 

Northern Coffeeworks rotates single origin coffees from Ruby, Intelligentsia, Sweet Bloom & Onyx roasters, and aims to only serve sustainably sourced coffee. As well as espresso classics made on their La Marzocco Strada machine, they also do some funky specials.

When the weather heats up, order the signature North Woods cold brew with maple and oat milk.

Northern Coffeeworks cafe

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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