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Kopplin's Coffee is a family-owned coffee shop which is known for its aromatic house-roasted beans. With a set-up that is close to the cozy European cafes, the coffee shop with its marble-topped tables, book shelves and potted plants, is a perfect spot to go to for a cup of coffee with a friend or a date. You can nibble on some light snacks like pastries, yogurt bowls and bread slices or drop in for lunch and go for a Granola Bowl or Lunch Plate.
For the avid java-drinkers, the Dunn Bros Coffee in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood serves as a perfect pit stop for those in St. Paul. This long-standing coffee shop is unlike the modern-day coffee house chains where the beverages are highly priced and low on quality. At Dunn Bros, you can expect a steaming cup of java prepared from freshly roasted coffee beans. For those who want out try out new flavors can order a cup of dark brewed au lait that comes with half steamed milk. Kids visiting the cafe love the creamy hot chocolate which has a dollop of whipped cream floating on the top. Complemented by an array of tasty quick bites to munch on, no wonder the cafe is crowded during most parts of the day. As for the entertainment, the cafe hosts live music on most evenings, inviting local as well as touring musicians to grace the stage. For more information about the concerts, visit their website.
The wait can be long and parking sparse, but you will be glad you risked it. Cafe Latte a modern, airy restaurant is in a two-story building with walls of windows on the bustling corner of Grand and Victoria. Service is cafeteria style.You will be tempted by the decadent dessert showcase with gooey turtle cake and delicate pear almond tarts. Daily choices of soups and salads may include chicken Caesar salad, homemade vegetable beef soup or chicken salsa chili. Pair soup or salad with a made-to-order sandwich, such as turkey avocado or roast beef and cheddar, or a gourmet pizza available at Latte's back wine bar, and you have a meal. High tea is served and so is brunch on Sunday. Over 50 wines and 20 coffee and tea drinks highlight the beverage list, as well as a good selection of beer, soft drinks and mineral water.
Join the bunch of early birds at the Butter Bakery Cafe where you can start off your day with a cup of excellent, fair-trade coffee, scrumptious and award-winning eclairs and locally-sourced organic food. This family-owned, neighborhood cafe is more of a community hangout where locals mingle with others throughout the day over creamy coffees and delightful snacks options. The vibe of the cafe is laid back, so you can either read your favorite book for hours at stretch or avail of the free Wi-Fi facility and surf the internet at will. And if that's not enough, the cafe spices up the weekend nightlife by hosting live music performances of local and national bands.