On my travels and back home, I am always looking for a perfect cup of coffee and cafes with great coffee drinks and tasty roasts, good vibe atmosphere and creative baristas (I strongly believe they are some of most fun people in the world). There are couple local coffee places, they are big part of my life here and they are not found in most Minneapolis/Twin Cities listings online. City pages has a great review of coffee houses, but in addition here are my two favorite spots, one is for my family time and the other is a workday must.
Family, friends, history and art at Dunn Brothers Smith Douglas More House
Any day, any season has a moment to cherish at this coffee house. Summer patio’s grapevine pergola is a must for a cold flute of prosecco, fall and winter are cozy in many of beautifully decorated historic rooms, that are made for friend and family get togethers. Spring is blooming with cherry trees. It is like a warm and inviting home with great foods and drinks. Dunn Brothers in Eden Prairie is run by a family with amazing attention to detail (children book reading nights, eggs from local farm, home made cards, vinyl records, unique decoration items) and freshly in-house roasted coffee (and you can watch them roasting it). We built so many great family memories here, lots of blueberry muffins for my little one, quiet “avocado breakfast” mornings for family and many, many cups of flat whites – my favorite coffee drink choice – it is made with loosely frothed milk and coffee art and amazingly done at Douglas Smith More Dunn Brothers coffee house.
Peace, Love, Coffee and work meetings at Minneapolis Peace Coffee.
Week day mornings are warmer and brighter at Peace Coffee, that opened two new locations at Minneapolis Capella Tower this year. Peace Coffee is our Minnesota proud company, selling organic, fair trade coffee and they “pedal-no-petrol” their coffee via bicycle couriers to stores and coffee shops. Their blue and red colored skyway location instantly lightens mood. My favorite is their ground level location. It is modern and energetic, talented baristas and creative drinks, it is perfect on a go or for a work meeting. I love combination of rustic reclaimed wood, comfortable plaid chairs, sofas with jewel pillows, contemporary lights, black granite and impressive fireplace. Twin cities blend is my daily awakening coffee choice -it is organic, bold and strong, making a perfect combination with favorite gluten free muffins and Patisserie 46 croissant.
(this is not sponsored by anyone, just really awesome places to visit).