ArcStone's coffee is the bomb.com. I look forward to my morning cup – made with freshly ground local beans with our stellar Jura espresso maker – perhaps more than I should.
However, working in the creative world, sometimes you need to get out and about, switching up your space. Whenever I find a new Minneapolis coffee shop, I share my excitement with coworkers. We often trade recommendations and geek out about what made the space so ideal. So, on this sunny Friday, I thought I'd share a few with you... cheers!
I love their focus on interior design. The shop is filled with vintage furniture sort of piecemealed together, lots of warm walnut wood, eclectic music and (my favorite part) conversations among creatives. On a nice day with their doors open, I feel I've escaped to a alleyway cafe in Europe.
Must try: Their drip coffee of the day with creamer - somehow this creamer goes beyond expectations... Must be the cows. And their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hollybars—they're like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but more substantial.
Why try this spot:
It has a super friendly atmosphere. Set right outside the hustle and bustle of Uptown, it feels like a secret haven. It also manages to feel outdoorsy, like you're in the North Woods.
I go here almost every day before heading into the office to get some work done. Best part is the fire and chairs surrounding for reading. Good spot for meetings as they have a nice parking lot that's easy to get to.
Minneapolis may not be the biggest city, but you definitely have plenty of choices when seeking a spot for a good ambiance and strong, delicious coffee.
P.S. ArcStone provides FREE coffee to all of their potential or current clients. Set up a meeting with us and we'll sip coffees while we talk strategy for most things digital – marketing, design, development.