Don't Miss Out On Saint Paul's Top Coffee Shops
Top Coffee Shops in Saint Paul
For some people, coffee is a treat; for others, it’s a necessity.
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:
Nina’s Coffee CaféGet Directions (651) 292-9816
Airy indie venue with light breakfast fare & sandwiches plus coffees in comfy, brick-walled digs. Well known for serving the best quality food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee along with their…
Golden Thyme Coffee & CaféGet Directions (651) 645-1340
Golden Thyme on Selby is proud to serve the most decadent and smooth coffee to the residents of the St. Paul, Minnesota area. We guarantee when you experience all that we have…
Caydence Records & CoffeeGet Directions (651) 207-6856
Combination specialty coffee house and record store. Home to live events.
Swede Hollow CaféGet Directions (651) 776-8810
Fabulous quiche, espresso drinks, and fresh bakery items, served at a cafe in a historic building with beautiful gardens and patio seating.
Workhorse Coffee BarGet Directions (651) 348-7561
Workhorse Coffee Bar is a welcoming destination offering responsibly sourced and locally roasted coffee paired with stellar customer service -they value building community as well as customers. Workhorse Coffee Bar has been…
Bootstrap Coffee RoastersGet Directions (651) 528-7543
A Saint Paul roasting company born out of a passion for quality coffee and all of the hard work that goes into it. Stop in to our Roastery and Coffee Bar on…
Roundtable Coffee WorksGet Directions
This bright and cared-for space offers a variety of strong coffee guaranteed to satisfy customers. Stop by to sip on espresso for a minute, grab some coffee for the road, or chat…
GroundswellGet Directions (651) 645-6466
This neighborhood corner cafe is a friendly collaboration of handcrafted coffee, food, and bakery in a bright and lively space. Whether it's the artwork, music, of delicious food -this is a place…
Claddagh CoffeeGet Directions (651) 600-3400
Claddagh Coffee serves specialty coffee, locally baked pastries, soups, salads and paninis featuring fresh organic ingredients. Our convenient location makes it easy to stop by for a quick cup of coffee or…
Cahoots Coffee BarGet Directions (651) 644-6778
An atmospheric java cafe with quirky decor, a garden patio & a relaxed vibe offering coffee, tea and Middle Eastern-inspired foods. Cahoots Coffee Bar is a place of inclusion, where all are…
Kopplin’sGet Directions (651) 698-0457
Kopplin’s Coffee is a unique family-run gathering place located in the Merriam Park area of St. Paul, where both neighbors and coffee aficionados feel at home. They offer house-roasted beans of exceptional…
Café AstoriaGet Directions (651) 340-9471
Café Astoria is a independent, locally owned coffee cafe and creperie, specializing in creative coffee drinks, delicious food, and friendly service. The different kinds of crepes varie from the savory Spinach, Chevre…
Quixotic CoffeeGet Directions (651) 699-5448
Calm, woodsy hangout featuring cold-brew coffees, espresso drinks & pastries, plus free WiFi.
Spyhouse CoffeeGet Directions (651) 478-4198
A Twin Cities roaster and retailer that cultivates relationships with those who share their passion and vision to source, roast, and serve exceptional coffees.
Lost FoxGet Directions (651) 493-4694
Looking for a place to post up and get some work done? Lost Fox is your spot. With ample seating, you can spread out or meet with colleagues over your favorite caffeinated…
Nina’s Coffee Cafe
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.
Roasting coffee in Saint Paul since 2014, Backstory moved to its West Side location in 2019 and opened its coffee bar offering a variety of coffee, pastries and other goodies. (Previously known as Bootstrap Coffee Roasters) 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.
Looking for a place to post up and get some work done? Lost Fox is your spot. With ample seating, you can spread out or meet with colleagues over your favorite caffeinated beverage. But don't stop there! Throughout the day, this space transforms providing lunch, happy hour and even dinner!
What's your go-to coffee spot and favorite drink to order there? No, really, we want to try it out. Let us know where your favorite cup of joe is by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.
More to Explore
Golden Thyme Coffee & Café
934 Selby Ave Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 (651) 645-1340 Selby Avenue Website >
Nina’s Coffee Café
165 Western Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 292-9816 Cathedral Hill Website >
Caydence Records & Coffee
900 Payne Ave St Paul, Minnesota 55130 (651) 207-6856 East Side Website >
Swede Hollow Café
725 East 7th Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (651) 776-8810 East Side Website >
Workhorse Coffee Bar
2399 University Ave Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 (651) 348-7561 Creative Enterprise Zone Website >
Bootstrap Coffee Roasters
432 Wabasha St S Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107 (651) 528-7543 West Side Website >
Roundtable Coffee Works
2386 Territorial Rd Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 Creative Enterprise Zone
1340 Thomas Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 (651) 645-6466 Midway Website >
459 W 7th Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 600-3400 West 7th Website >
Cahoots Coffee Bar
1562 Selby Ave St Paul, Minnesota 55104 (651) 644-6778 Selby Avenue Website >
2038 Marshall Ave St Paul, Minnesota 55104 (651) 698-0457 Website >
180 Grand Ave Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 340-9471 West 7th Website >
769 Cleveland Ave S Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116 (651) 699-5448 Highland Park Website >
420 Snelling Ave S St Paul, Minnesota 55105 (651) 478-4198 Highland Park Website >