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Northern Minnesota Coffee

fdizzle Feb 18, 2010 07:15 AM

I am frequently in Northern Minnesota and I love coffee. Is there any place to get great coffee north of the twin cities? I am fairly familiar with the options in Duluth, but I am specifically looking for a good cup in other places (Hinckley, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Grand Rapids...anywhere really).

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: fdizzle Feb 20, 2010 05:36 AM

    I'm not much of a coffee expert, but I remembered that there's a neat little coffee and ice cream shop next to Gordy's High Hat in Cloquet, MN. http://www.warming-house.com/

    Also, here's an old recommendation from AnneInMpls for a place in Grand Rapids, MN, though, once again, it's a recommendation for the ice cream. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6284...

    Good luck!


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      fdizzle RE: The Dairy Queen Feb 22, 2010 05:36 AM

      Awesome. Thanks TDQ. Both of those are in areas I drive through from time to time. I vaguely remember seeing the Warming House before. I'll check them out.

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      Brad Ballinger RE: fdizzle Feb 23, 2010 08:35 AM

      Grand Rapids: Brewed Awakenings.

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        diesel RE: Brad Ballinger Feb 23, 2010 09:36 PM

        Let me second Brewed Awakenings! Good food, too, AND cookies from Duluth's Positively Third Street Bakery, nom nom nom. . .

        If you're in a pinch, the Bixby's chain of bagel shops has decent coffee too. Great, no, but decent.

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          fdizzle RE: diesel Feb 24, 2010 07:12 AM

          Thanks guys. I'm hoping to try Brewed Awakenings this weekend.

      2. Davydd RE: fdizzle Feb 27, 2010 03:07 PM

        Just coffee? Try the Java Moose in downtown Grand Marais, MN. Nice north shore atmosphere, overlooks the bay and has wifi.

        World's Best Donuts also in Grand Marais is also a coffee shop and they have a mug club. You can keep your own personal mug on a shelf in the shop.

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