Coffee Houses & Tea Shops

Pollys Coffee Cove

Pollys Coffee Cove

Ai Hues Bakery and Deli

432B University Ave.
Traditional vietnamese desserts, drinks and food.  Look hard for this hidden gem, it's worth the search.  

American Joe

344 Wabasha St. N.
Coffee drinks and ice cream near the Victory Ramp.

Amoré Coffee

879 Smith Ave. S.
Featuring award-winning coffee and authentic Italian gelato.  Also offering soups and ice - a cute little date spot.  As they say, "All you need is leave and a cup a coffee."  

Bars Bakery

612 Selby Ave.
Espresso, pour over, and brewed coffees along with made-from-scratch baked goods featuring local organic ingredients.

Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar

308 Prince St.
Locally-roasted coffees, creative wines and beers, and tasty daily specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Books N' Tea

895 Randolph Ave.
A tea shop for authors and friends the beats would approve

Bread and Chocolate

867 Grand Ave.
Coffee, sandwiches, and decadent baked goods, including their famous brownies.

Bravo! Bakery & Café

1106 Grand Avenue
A full service bakery offering a wide selection of Asian and American baked goods including anniversary cakes, wedding cakes, cream puffs, sponge cheese cake, mango cake, and some dairy free products and foods.

Burn Unit Coffee Ward 

945 7th St. W. 
Laid back coffee spot with yummy baked goods and waffles.

Cahoots Coffee Bar

1562 Selby Ave.
Bohemian atmosphere, great coffee, and Middle Eastern–inspired foods.

Claddagh Coffee

459 Seventh St. W.
Welcoming "yogis, bikers, runners, and all cool people everywhere." A wide open space with beautiful light and occasional music performances. Also serving high quality lunch options.

Coffee Bené

53 Cleveland Ave. S.
Organic beans from master roasters and yummy goods from the bakery.


181 Snelling Ave. N. 
A combination cupcake bakery, coffee shop and deli.

Dancing Goat Coffee Shop

699 E 7th St.
A friendly open space across the street from Metro State University. Set in a historic red brick building, the gourmet espresso brings it all together.  If you get hungry, there's pizza... on naan.

Dogwood Coffee Company

825 Carlton St.
Quiet warehouse space tucked behind the Carlton Artists Lofts

Dunn Bros on Grand

1569 Grand Ave.
The original Dunn Bros Coffee features live music daily and a distinct aroma from the coffee roasted in-house. Be prepared to get cozy with fellow sippers.

Espresso Royale

475 Fairview Ave. S.
A coffee shop plus extras: soups, sandwiches, frappes, and ice cream. The study space for St. Kates and community members

Fresh Grounds

1362 Seventh St. W.
A nonprofit shop offering coffee and light meals, music, art, and job training for youth.

Ginkgo Coffeehouse

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.

Golden Thyme Coffee Café

921 Selby Ave.
A community hub in the historic Rondo neighborhood offering drinks named after jazz legends (and a really great gumbo); meeting/performance room available.

Grand Central

1672 Grand Ave.
Artisan sandwiches and salads, decadent pastries and a wide array of coffee drinks and sodas.

Groundswell Coffee

1342 Thomas Ave.
This neighborhood spot, serving pizza and salads as well as handcrafted coffee, is operated by a community nonprofit. The perfect balance of community love and customer care

Grumpy Steve’s Coffee

215 Wabasha St. S.
Grumpy Steve's offers breakfasts in the morn' and wine in the afternoon. "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, soups, and occasional live music.

Kopplin’s Coffee

2038 Marshall Ave.
The local micro-culture for brewing connoisseurs offering seasonal beverage creations.

Lady Elegant’s Tea Room

2230 Carter Ave.
Premium 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. Organic, fair-trade coffee and desserts served

Lucy Coffee Cafe

540 Fairview Ave.
Pastries, sandwiches, and salads in the Griggs Midway Building. Check out their blog (see above) if you're looking to dive into the world of coffee.

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

165 Western Ave. N.
This art-friendly corner of Cathedral Hill hosts frequent art and literary events. Artists, educators, and business folk alike fill the space with conversation and concentration.

La Patisserie

1570 Randolph Ave.
In addition to rustic croissants and pastries, La Patisserie offers soups, sandwiches and lunchtime salad bar from 11-2. coffee-bars-pollys

Polly’s Coffee Cove

1382 Payne Ave.
Comfortable kitsch and convenient boxed lunches; Polly is the bird. Regular entertainment and community events.

Quixotic Coffee

769 Cleveland Ave. S.
Emphasizing both quality coffee and a supportive relationship with coffee farmers.

Saint Paul Classic Cookie

2386 Territorial Rd.
Retail Location: 779 Smith Ave.
Check out their cookie apparel, mugs, and accessories.

Saint Paul Coffee

101 Fifth St. E.
The sunniest corner in the skyway; formerly Steep & Brew.

St. Paul Corner Drug

240 Snelling Ave. S.
A neighborhood pharmacy with five-cent coffee and ice cream at the old-fashioned soda fountain.


712 University Ave. W.
Massive pastries and donuts across from the former Sibley Bike Depot. They also have coffee and drinks

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, chai 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.

The Underground Music Cafe

1579 Hamline Ave. N.
A new name and focus. A friendly gathering place that also supports local music and music education.

Unity Cafe 

843 Rice Street
Espresso and homemade baked goods in downtown St. Paul.

Workhorse Coffee Bar

2399 University Avenue
Home of the Smallest Museum in Saint Paul (outdoors) with breakfast, lunch, coffee drinks and a comfortable, stylish, minimal decor.