Ai Hues Bakery and Deli
432B University Ave.
Serving coffee and meals on the avenue during light rail construction.
344 Wabasha St. N.
Coffee drinks and ice cream near the Victory Ramp.
879 Smith Ave. S.
Featuring award-winning coffee and authentic Italian gelato.
612 Selby Ave.
Espresso, pour over, and brewed coffees along with made-from-scratch baked goods featuring local organic ingredients.
Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
Located in the Historic Como Lakeside Pavilion, Black Bear Crossings offers everything from a gourmet café open year round, to free summer concerts and paddle boat rentals on Lake Como. For your wedding ceremony or reception, Black Bear Crossings offers simple elegance, inside or out. What distinguished this coffee house from the hundreds of other coffee houses around the Twin Cities was its mission: to celebrate positive American Indian identity, provide a venue for multicultural sharing, and to promote community.
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
308 Prince St.
Locally-roasted coffees, creative wines and beers, and tasty daily specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bread and Chocolate
867 Grand Ave.
Coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods, including their famous brownies.
Bravo! Bakery & Café
1106 Grand Avenue
The bakery is well known for its signature products –Cream Puff and Mango Cakes. It is a full service bakery offering a wide selection of baked goods including anniversary cakes, wedding cakes, cream puff, sponge cheese cake, mango cake, and some dairy free products.
Cahoots Coffee Bar
1562 Selby Ave.
Bohemian atmosphere, great coffee, and Middle Eastern–inspired foods.
459 Seventh St. W.
Welcoming "yogis, bikers, runners, and all cool people everywhere."
53 Cleveland Ave. S.
Organic beans from master roasters and yummy goods from the bakery.
The Coffee Grounds
1579 Hamline Ave. N.
A friendly gathering place with a bridge club and creative beading group; ongoing open mic the first and third Sunday.
Dr. Chocolate's Chocolate Chateau
579 Selby Ave.
The Chateau is located on Selby Avenue, just minues away from Cathedral Hill in the heart of Historic Downtown St Paul. The first floor is home to the retail specialty chocolate shop where guests can treat themselves to chocolate treats of all kinds while sipping wine, craft beer, or hot chocolate and browsing the gift shop. The third and fourth floors offer intimate banquet spaces for public and private events. Local art is displayed and available for purchase.
Dunn Bros on Grand
1569 Grand Ave.
The original Dunn Bros Coffee features live music daily.
475 Fairview Ave. S.
A coffee shop plus extras: soups, sandwiches, frappes, and ice cream.
1362 Seventh St. W.
A nonprofit shop offering coffee and light meals, music, art, and job training for youth.
721 Snelling Ave. N.
Serves tea and fruit smoothies in addition to coffee, and local seasonal foods.
275 Fourth St. E.
Homemade soups, sandwiches, and baked goods served for breakfast and lunch with a healthy side of green practices; walk-up window on Wall Street.
Golden Thyme Coffee Café
921 Selby Ave.
A community hub offering drinks named after jazz legends (and a really great gumbo); meeting room available.
1672 Grand Ave.
A new cafe style restaurant from the owners of nearby Shish, Grand Central brings a more elegant dining experience to the casual style around Macalester College. Patrons can enjoy artisan sandwiches and salads, decadent pastries and a wide array of coffee drinks and sodas.
1342 Thomas Ave.
This neighborhood spot serving pizza and salads as well as coffee is operated by a community nonprofit.
Grumpy Steve’s Coffee
215 Wabasha St. S.
"Come start your morning with a snarl. Or put a little grouchy in your lunch" at the Wabasha Caves.
J & S Bean Factory
1518 Randolph Ave.
Full-service roaster features the Obama blend; occasional live music.
Java Train Cafe
1341 Pascal St. N.
Family-friendly table service with Izzy’s ice cream and a play area for children.
Jerabek’s New Bohemian Coffeehouse and Bakery
63 Winifred St. W.
A relaxed and casual coffeehouse serving flaky pastry specialties.
2038 Marshall Ave.
The local micro-culture for brewing connoisseurs offering seasonal beverage creations.
Lady Elegant’s Tea Room
2230 Carter Ave.
Tea in the British tradition with three-, four-, and six-course events.
Lowertown Daily Perk
180 Fifth St. E., Suite 266
A skyway workday staple; formerly Executive Coffee and Tea.
Lucy Coffee Cafe
540 Fairview Ave.
Pastries, sandwiches, and salads in the Griggs Midway Building.
Mad Hatter Coffee Cafe and Teahouse
943 Seventh St. W.
Social justice salons and acoustic music with the St. Paul Gallery of Art adjoined.
Mojo Monkey Donuts
1169 7th St. W.
Coffee + Fresh donuts from real recipes made by real people daily.
Nina’s Coffee Café
Polly’s Coffee Cove
1382 Payne Ave.
Comfortable kitsch and convenient boxed lunches; Polly is the bird.
769 Cleveland Ave. S.
Emphasizing both quality coffee and a supportive relationship with coffee farmers.
Saint Paul Classic Cookie
2386 Territorial Rd.
Check out their cookie apparel, mugs, and accessories.
Saint Paul Coffee
101 Fifth St. E.
The sunniest corner in the skyway; formerly Steep & Brew.
Seventh Heaven Coffee & Antiques
327 Seventh St. W.
Family owned and staffed. A St. Paul original.
St. Paul Corner Drug
240 Snelling Ave. S.
A neighborhood pharmacy with five-cent coffee at the old-fashioned soda fountain.
712 University Ave. W.
Donuts too. Near the Sibley Bike Depot.
Swede Hollow Bakery and Cafe
725 Seventh St. E.
An expansive breakfast menu features daily quiche and oven-baked French toast.
The Tea Garden
1692 Grand Ave.
Bubble tea delights with chewy tapioca.
752 Cleveland Ave. S.
Extraordinary teas and Tuesday free samples; check the website for classes.
Trotter's Cafe and Bakery
232 N Cleveland Ave.
Neighborhood cafe and bakery using high quality local and organic ingredients to make our products "from scratch" everyday. Now serving wine and beer and new dinner hours.Print This Page