Once a week, my friends and I choose a place to meet and work together remotely. By now, we’ve visited a good amount of venues, so I thought I’d share my thoughts about which ones I believe are worth leaving the comfort of your own home for. So without further ado, here are six of the best workspaces in the Twin Cities (in my opinion and in no particular order).
Dogwood Coffee – Northeast
Address: 1209 Tyler St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Hours: 7am – 7pm Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm Sat-Sun
This Dogwood location is across the street from a Spyhouse, but I prefer going to Dogwood because of its vibrant atmosphere, bright lighting, private ping pong room, and happy hour after 3pm. They also sell croissants from Marc Heu Patisserie Paris… aka some of the best pastries in Minnesota. Other aspects of Dogwood that I love are its free parking lot, variety of seating types (coaches, booths, bar area, lounge chairs, outdoor patio seating), and private bathrooms. As I’m writing this post, I’m currently sitting in one of their lounge chairs and drinking a large matcha latte with oat milk.
Mi-Sant Kitchen & Bakery – Roseville
Address: 1881 MN-36, Roseville, MN 55113
Hours: 9am-8pm Mon-Sat, closed Sun
Mi-Sant offers a wide variety of Vietnamese food and drinks. They have strong WiFi, there’s abundant seating and outlets, and they have private bathrooms and a free parking lot. Most importantly, they have croissants– lots of them. Plus, the Rosedale Mall is nearby, so after work, you can squeeze in some exercise via mall walking and lifting heavy shopping bags.
Address: 145 Holden St N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun
While Glass House closes a bit earlier than I’d like, it’s one of the prettiest coffee shops in Minnesota. I love that they have a free parking lot, aesthetically pleasing decor, and lots of food and drink options for when I get hungry during the workday. Sometimes I like to go here just to read a book or work on my blog. I tend to come here when I want to romanticize my life.
Address: 3509 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Hours: 7am-3pm daily
Here we have Cafe Ceres, another aesthetically pleasing coffee shop that closes a bit earlier than I’d like but is still worth checking out. While there are two locations, I’ve only been to the one in the Linden Hills neighborhood. If you’ve ever wanted to go to a European cafe but can’t afford a plane ticket, visiting Cafe Ceres is the next best thing. They offer unique drinks and food options such as tahini muffins and Turkish bagels. There’s no parking lot but there is a lot of free street parking. They may close at 3pm, but if you stay long enough, Wooden Ship Brewing is nearby and opens around the same time. Highly recommend grabbing an afternoon drink here with your friends or coworkers.
Wesley Andrews Coffee & Tea
Address: 111 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: 8:30am-6pm daily
Wesley Andrews has a special place in my heart. I used to work here a lot during my college years. There’s free street parking, great matcha lattes, and the baristas play the best records. There are also seasonal specialty drinks that I like to try from time to time. Another aspect of this coffee shop that I love is that it’s super close to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). After I finished my work, I’d go and walk around the MIA to take a mental break and look at art.
Address: 45 Little Canada Rd E, St Paul, MN 55117
Hours: 11am-6pm Sun-Thurs, 11am-7pm Fri-Sat
I love Tealicious because it doesn’t feel like you’re in Minnesota when you’re here. This boba shop reminds me of the ones in California or New York City. The decor is beautiful and since most people order to-go or pick up, it’s a pretty quiet place to work most of the time. Their best amenities include free lot parking, WiFi, charging outlets, and lots of boba options.
That’s it for this blog post! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my favorite workspaces around the Twin Cities and will consider checking them out for yourself. Do you have a favorite coffee shop or cafe that I didn’t include? Let me know in the comments!