Minnesota Coffee Shop Roundup

My favorite coffee shops not only have amazing almond milk lattes, they have a certain vibe. Inviting + simple + bright + busy, but not too many people. Here’s a list of my Top 5 Minnesota Coffee Shops + three of my favorite things about each of them…

  • Fiddlehead Coffee Company

    • My local favorite (Rochester, Minn.).
    • Connected to a cool brewery – Forager.
    • Lots of space – they have several rooms to explore like a funky library + a barrel room.


  • Cafe Steam

    • Another local treat in Rochester.
    • The best flat white I’ve ever had! Drool.
    • A wide-variety of liquids on the menu – including local kombucha!
  • Mandy’s Coffee + Cafe

    • Love the vibe!
    • A lot of food options – salads + sandwiches + pastries.
    • A fun location in downtown Red Wing, Minn.


  • Botany Coffee

    • My favorite shop aesthetically – bright + white + natural.
    • Quiet – folks going in-and-out, but few people staying to work. It’s nice.
    • A good basic blend – smooth + balanced.