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Sep 9, 2007 08:17 PM

MSP/STP: Where to Get Your Favorite Latte (or latte-like beverage)

We recently moved to Saint Paul from Washington, DC. For those of you who have been to DC and have had the pleasure of sipping a latte at Tryst in Adam's Morgan, that is my gold standard. I like ample milk, foamed thick and creamy, with a strong, but not bitter espresso. The other day I had a cafe cubano at Swede Hollow Cafe that was really out of this world--so far the best milky-coffee beverage I've had in MN. I'm hoping others will share their favorite latte locales -- particularly in Saint Paul, but Mpls is OK too.

Thanks! MK

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    1. Koplin's is a board favorite for coffee. I've never visited, so I can't vouch for lattes (or anything else) from there.

      Here's a recent thread on the best cup of coffee in the Twin Cities.

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      1. re: bob s

        Here's the link.

        Kopplin's Coffee
        490 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

        1. re: misterpatrick

          Kopplin's is amazing - one of the best in the Midwestern U.S. But, I wish the business would stay open later in the evening.

      2. I personally like the original Dunn Brothers on Grand Ave in Saint Paul. I am a latte fan (post noon) and a black coffee fan (pre noon) - free parking in the lot as marked. Not the lot attached to the coffee shop.

        I have had Koplin's coffee - it was excellent - but I haven't had a latte there.

        I have also had amazing lattes at the Coffee News Cafe also on grand - they give you a pint glass & I like that much better than foam or cardboard.

        Dunn Bros Coffee
        1569 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

        1. Lets try the links again

          Coffee News Cafe
          1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

          Dunn Bros Coffee
          1569 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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          1. re: St Paul Susie

            and welcome to Saint Paul from a fellow east coast transplant!

          2. You've already found one of my favorites: Swede Hollow. Best, in my limited experience, is Kopplin's on Hamline in St. Paul. I also liked Black Sheep, in South St. Paul, very much the few times I made it over there. Cafe Amore used to make a decent Cubano (although I think that's ended), as did Brewberry's. BCC on Wabasha makes a nice cold brewed iced coffee. I hear Coffee, Tea LTD in Minneapolis make a good cup too.

            Brewberry's-The Coffee Place
            475 Fairview Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105

            Black Sheep Coffee Cafe
            705 Southview Blvd, South Saint Paul, MN 55075

            Bread Coffee and Cake
            385 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107

            Amore Coffee
            917 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

            Coffee and Tea Ltd.
            2730 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410