Whether you're looking for a caffeine fix, somewhere to meet, or a place with just the right vibe, there’s a Saint Paul coffee shop for you. Here are 15 coffee shops we're stopping at for a pick-me-up:
If you only have time to make one coffee stop while you’re in Saint Paul, you should probably go to Cathedral Hill and grab something from Nina’s Coffee Cafe. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in this neighborhood and frequented the shops on Selby Avenue, so it’s a must-see for any literature lover. Open for dine-in and to-go.
A popular fixture of the historic Rondo neighborhood and also along Selby Avenue, Golden Thyme features specialty drinks named after your favorite jazz artists and is also well-known for hearty soul food like shrimp & grits and gumbo. Open for dine-in and take-out.
Yellowbird Coffee Bar
Nina's and Golden Thyme aren't your only coffee destinations on Selby. Yellowbird opened in 2019 and serves up Truestone coffee,
La Boulangerie Marguerite baked goods and more. Open for dine-in, online and walk-up ordering
Caydence Records & Coffee
Caydence is for those who like their caffeine with a side of vinyl. This no-frills coffee shop/music store features a variety of specialty drinks and baked goods. Open for dine-in, curbside and take-out.
Swede Hollow Cafe
With a name that nods to Saint Paul's history, Swede Hollow Cafe is an iconic spot for breakfast and a good ol' cup of joe while you enjoy stunning views of the skyline from Saint Paul's East Side. Open for online ordering, curbside pick-up and outdoor dining.
A community hub and hotspot in the Creative Enterprise Zone, Workhorse is just ½ block off the Raymond Ave Green Line station. While you’re there, don’t miss the Smallest Museum in St Paul housed in a vintage fire-hose cabinet outside the entrance. Open for take-out.
Bootstrap Coffee Roasters
Roasting coffee in Saint Paul since 2014, Bootstrap moved to its West Side location in 2019 and opened its coffee bar offering a variety of coffee, pastries and other goodies. Order online or use the walk-up window.
Roundtable Coffee Works
This St. Anthony Park coffee joint is self-described as a "cute li'l coffee shop and roastery," and we don't disagree. Drink window and courtyard are open.
One of Saint Paul’s most popular coffee shops is Groundswell in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. Whether you like coffee, pastries, lunch, brunch or dinner, you’ll find something to love here. Order online or place your order in the cafe for take-out.
Now you have two locations to try one of the cutest coffee shops in the city. The original Claddagh Coffee is on West 7th, and you’ll fall in love with your first cup. Their smaller second location on Selby, Wee Claddagh, makes a great stop when checking out neighboring boutiques. Open for online and walk-up orders.
Cahoots Coffee Bar
If you're in the mood for a lively coffee spot with quirky decor and a garden patio, then Cahoots on Selby is for you. Cahoots prides itself on being a place of inclusion and lets customers provide input on the shop's interior design. Open for take-out and patio seating.
On Marshall Avenue, there’s a family-run, European-inspired coffeehouse that’s dedicated to connecting growers, makers and community. Kopplin’s is a great hideaway for coffee aficionados, and it’s a great spot to find local artwork and coffee accessories. The coffee shop has not reopened yet, but coffee beans, tools and gifts are available online.
Astoria on West 7th has proven itself to be the most Instagram-worthy cafe in Saint Paul. With drinks like the 24K latte (complete with gold flakes), how could you not throw it on the 'gram? Open for dine-in, take-out, online ordering and curbside pick-up.
When you’re checking out Highland Park, you’ll want to fuel up at Quixotic Coffee, a place that allows you to treat yourself without being ridiculously priced. Like most of the Highland Park boutiques and specialty shops, this place is incredibly Instagramable—make sure your phone is charged. Open for dine-in, online ordering and to-go.
A coffee fanatic favorite in Minneapolis, Spyhouse has made its way to our side of the river. Pop in for a cup at this cozy shop in Mac Groveland to see what all the hype is about. Open for dine-in, online ordering and take-out.
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