Coffee & Treats in Crystal

Up to 52% Off Food and Drinks at Muffin Top Cafe

Muffin Top Cafe

Minneapolis

$6 $3

This laid-back cafe encourages lengthy retreats side by side with a strong espresso or light- or dark-roast coffee

$10 for Café Food at Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Minneapolis

$20 $10

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Coffee shop attached to a tattoo parlor serves fair-trade, locally roasted B+W Specialty Coffee drinks, baked treats, and pizza from Heggies

50% Off at Solomon's Bakery

Solomon's Bakery

Minneapolis

$30 $15

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European–style croissants, sweet-potato tarts, dinner rolls, and made-to-order organic juices

Up to 50% Off at Wuollet Bakery

Wuollet Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Descendants of the original owner bake an international selection of fresh breads and decorate custom cakes in a decades-old bakery

50% Off Baked Goods at Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe

Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe

Edina

$24 $12

Bakers bring 4-oz. muffins to golden brown fruition in the oven, as well as bake up an assortment of pastries, cakes, and other sweet goods

$11 for Confections at Sweet Chocolat in Arden Hills

Sweet Chocolat

Arden Hills - Shoreview

$20 $11

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Sea-salt caramels dipped in chocolate, handmade chocolate, and singing chocolatiers

Half Off Ice Cream at Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

Blaine

$10 $5

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Handmade ice cream in more than 40 fruit- and candy-inspired flavors, such as Almond Joy, banana, and strawberry cheesecake

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Sundae

Yogurt Sundae

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.50

Self-serve frozen yogurt flavors include cherry almond cookie, pink lemonade sorbet, and sugar-free Tahitian vanilla; more than 50 toppings

Half Off Bubble Tea and Smoothies at XO Boba

XO Boba

Saint Paul

$4 $2

Green-apple and mango tea with flavored boba, chai tea, and smoothies served in a café with free WiFi

Half Off at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies

Burnsville

$8 $4

All-natural smoothies and coffee drinks made from beans straight from Kona

Select Local Merchants

In 1944, Reino Wuollet opened a small bakery where he prepared fresh bread each day. More than 65 years later, his humble shop has grown into six locations where 30 or so family members tinker over cakes, pastries, and pies. Wedding and other occasion cakes are one of their specialties; flavors such as chocolate mousse and Lady Baltimore can be coated with marzipan, buttercream frosting, or fondant in an impressive array of custom designs. Of course, they still bake breads: an international selection of loaves includes baguettes, challah, Swedish lympa, Irish soda bread, and buns shaped into busts of United Nations delegates.

4139 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Every time Tiny Footprint Coffee uses a little bit of earth's resources, it also puts a little bit back. Since roasting coffee produces CO2, the staff have taken it upon themselves to donate a portion of the proceeds from every pound of coffee they sell to reforestation efforts in Ecuador. In this sense, they've established their business as a "carbon negative" one—the carbon they produce is eliminated by the trees that are eventually planted. And that's not even getting to the coffee itself. Workers dote on the artisanal beans every step of the way, from the family-owned farms where the coffee cherries are picked to the carefully trained baristas who eventually transform the roasted beans into the perfect cup.

6840 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center,
MN
US

An extension of the Thai and Indian cuisine cooking classes and Community Supported Agriculture programs of Ethnic Foods Co., Collage Global Cafe introduces tastebuds to new flavors and cultures with a smorgasbord of pizzas, soups, chicken dinners, and curries. Like Midwestern fall weather, the menu changes each day, with culinary designer Kavita Mehta selecting fresh produce from local markets to whip up dishes such as savory-sweet pad thai noodles, peppery Afghani eggplant, or whole-wheat pizzas topped with chicken satay and basil.

204 Central Avenue
Osseo,
MN
US

Grandma Ruby’s Sweet Shoppe crafts tasty fudge creations that stimulate palates and, when melted, offer a much more delicious way to tar and feather mischievous rapscallions. Armed with the late Grandma Ruby’s secret fudge recipe, sisters Kari Carpenter and Marni Glenn have been concocting tantalizing fudge since 1992—the year fudge was accidentally listed as a bread on the food pyramid, requiring Americans to consume 6–11 servings of it each day. Customers can sample a wide variety of fudge flavors that include cherry cheesecake, maple, rocky road, creamsicle, apple pie, and caramel apple. A two-pound block of smile-inducing goodness is also offered in diabetic-friendly sucrose-free fudge form.

10803 93rd Ave N
Maple Grove,
MN
US

The culinary team at Common Roots Cafe believes that the best way to create a welcoming restaurant is to fully embrace local flavor in every sense of the word. Even the interior speaks to this mission—reclaimed barn wood makes up the dining room's floorboards and tabletops, the counter is composed of recycled cardboard, and the air is one-hundred percent Minnesotan. The overall effect is one of casual warmth, an atmosphere that makes the cafe an ideal spot for guests to chew on eclectic, yet accessible, cuisine and relax with a choice of 10 local craft beers.

The menu itself also bursts with hometown pride, highlighting local organic and sustainable ingredients. As much as half of the restaurant's food comes from farms located within 250 miles of Minneapolis, while some produce is picked right outside the door at the cafe's urban garden. And since the selection of ingredients alters with the seasons, the chefs adapt their dishes each month to showcase their fresh flavors. Previous offerings have included redfish tacos with jicama slaw, mac 'n' cheese with local cheddar, and house-made tagliatelle pasta topped with a hearty bison bolognese sauce. Bites are complemented with sips from a drink list featuring wines—many made from organic grapes—and local beers. And, in the unlikely event that diners leave any food on their plates, the scraps are carefully composted to continue the cafe's green production cycle.

2558 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

For almost 40 years, The Malt Shop has served up burgers, malts, and sandwiches from a menu riddled with classic, family-friendly diner food. The house-signature burgers are smothered with toppings such as guacamole, portobello mushrooms, or feta cheese. The kitchen produces fresh soups and salad dressings daily and prepares meatless lasagna and veggie-burger dishes to satisfy vegetarians and rabbits hiding in diners' top hats. To complement the burgers, soda-shop-style malts and shakes come in a variety of flavors including pineapple, butterscotch, apple pie, and peanut butter.

809 W 50th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US