Sometimes, you just have to get out of the house to work. Away from the kids playing at the top of their lungs, the dog barking, the delivery man ringing the doorbell with all the things you bought online, the dishes or laundry pile… The distractions are truly endless. When we’re ready for a quiet space, or need a creative refresh, we run to our favorite coffee shops to work. (okay we don’t run… we definitely drive, but you get the idea)
We love going to places that have food items, too. When we get hungry, we’re so unproductive! At the same time, if we eat a sugary pastry, we’re also unproductive. So we try to find places that have actual protein and meals. Or we just make sure we are well fed before hand. Explore some of our favorites in this blog!
Wild Grind has a unique menu of coffee and tea. It also changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. We enjoy the outdoor patio in the summer and the cozy indoors in the winter. Their seasonal coffee flights are our favorite thing ever! We will get one hot and one iced and split em. So be sure to bring a friend. 😉 Plus you can bring your pup!
Location: 6031 Pillsbury Ave S
Food Menu: Baked Goods & Pastries. They do occasionally have food trucks in the evenings when their brewery doors open!
Venn Brewing is the place to get your morning coffee and then an afternoon happy hour drink. We usually come around lunchtime to get a quick coffee and stick around until happy hour starts at 4 pm. We love bringing our pups to work with us at Venn Brewing!
Location: 3550 E. 46th St Suite #140
Food Menu: Food trucks available in the afternoons, come well fed for breakfast!
Nokomis Beach Coffee
Nokomis Beach Coffee is right next to Abbey’s house and is one we frequent a lot. We love the cozy vibe and diverse menu. It’s a cute neighborhood spot where you’re sure to run into someone you know. We could spend all day here (well until they close at 4pm!)
P.s. if you love their menu designs, tell Court, she designed them!
Location: 4756 28th Avenue South
Food Menu: Breakfast and lunch menu items. The perfect place to work and eat!
Shortwave Coffee is a family-owned coffee shop that brings specialty coffee and teas to the menu. It’s a nice, quiet spot to plug in our headphones and get to work.
Location: 824 W 50th St
Food Menu: Food and pastries coming soon.
Jones Coffee has two locations in Minneapolis. We usually go to the one in Fulton. Jones is a family-owned business, and the owners are awesome. They make a point to get to know their regulars and show appreciation for the community.
Location: 5008 Xerxes Ave S
Food Menu: Sweet and savory breakfast items, bakery items, and light snacks. Their breakfast sandwich is amazing!
Five Watt Coffee
Five Watt Coffee has Abbey’s favorite coffee ever: The Kingfield 😍 They also offer a seasonal selection of drinks. We love that they’re open early and stay open late – that’s the life of an entrepreneur sometimes, too, right?
Location: 3745 Nicollet Ave S.
Food Menu: Light breakfast and lunch options.
Gray Fox Coffee
Gray Fox was actually a frequent stop for both of us when we worked downtown at a corporate agency. They have super unique coffees and an amazing breakfast menu. They make the cutest designs in their lattes! It’s a great place downtown to sit and work. There are a ton of tables and couches to get in the zone. If you need to gather a networking group, this is the perfect place!
Location: 801 Marquette Ave S
Food Menu: Savory breakfast and pizza in the afternoon.
Backstory Coffee Roasters
Backstory Coffee Roasters roasts and services a full selection of coffee options. We like their outdoor patio space in the summer and that we can order ahead to get right to work when we arrive.
Location: 432 Wabasha Street South
Food Menu: Pastries, oatmeal, and light snacks available.
FRGMNT Coffee is a hot spot to work from. They have locations all around the Twin Cities. We actually just hosted a small community membership event at the Saint Anthony Main Location and it was perfect. The Eden Prairie location is also awesome and has a tons of space to work.
Location: Saint Anthony Main, Eden Prairie, North Loop & Mill District
Food Menu: Baked goods and grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks.
Smith Coffee is a summer favorite because their patio is so nice, and they have great food! We love their pizza nights on Thursdays. If we’re working a little late, we’ll grab a pizza for dinner before we head out!
Location: 8107 Eden Prairie Road
Food Menu: Bakery, savory breakfast, sandwiches, and pizza on Thursday nights. Honestly their food is so good!
Northern Coffeeworks is a cozy coffee shop perfect for working. They stick to the classics in terms of their menu, which we enjoy. They roast their beans in-store, so it always smells amazing!
Location: 4208 S 28th Ave
Food Menu: Light snacks, lunch items, pastries, savory breakfast.
There are so many great coffee shops to work at around the Twin Cities!
Give some of these a try friend! Getting out of the house can really get your creative juices flowing. Not to mention they can also be great places to meet local clients or your next business partner!
These are our favorite coffee shops to work at in our area and around Minnesota… what did we miss? Where else should we venture to? Tell us in the comments!