The winter doldrums are indeed a wretched beast that stifles warmth in its tundra limbs and snow jowls. Fight back with coffees and the indelible pairing of pizza and wine at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in St. Paul, where today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of warming fare for $15. Stymie a long January with fresh, made-to-order meals and rib-sticking wines that hang on tight for excellent bone insulation.
Black Dog handles cravings like a baggage-handling baggage handler handles bags. If your joe cup is empty, Black Dog will fill it with locally roasted espressos and gourmet coffees, and if your wine flagon runs dry, Black Dog will fill the emptiness with one of its many eclectic bottles. Fuel up in a cozy atmosphere of local art and tip-top music events while biting into a treat of your own design. Build a half sandwich from local veggies and fresh meats and cheeses ($4.75), or craft your own three-topping pizza with anything from basil to garlic, artichokes, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and more ($11.95).
Satisfy your New Year's desire to find a hip and welcoming hangout that will supply you with food and drink while you surf free WiFi and bathe in the town's creative scene. Black Dog is a dependable pup that will metaphorically lick your ankles and metaphorically scratch your ears while you metaphorically think of ways to paint your greyhound black with literal cups of coffee and literal salads that can be literally eaten with a metaphorical spoon or a literal fork.
Jeremy Iggers with StarTribune.com writes that Black Dog:
- is a popular hangout for the neighborhood's many artists. The mostly organic menu offers fresh, inventive pizzas, soups, salads and sandwiches…
- The food is nice, the people are nice, the music is often great and the feel of friendship and freedom are pretty smashing in times dominated by super controled factory type food places. – CelineA, Citysearch
- I love this spot! Its [sic] got great ambience, art pieces, photography and other wall art. The pizza's [sic] are fantastic. – bryaaker, Citysearch
- I love the coffee...I love the atmosphere...a great place to come and work on your laptop. – Tiffany Baca Lamoreux, Urbanspoon
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar has blossomed into a haven for libations, music, and art. The chefs take advantage of the community’s offerings by selecting organic and locally grown produce for the menu’s salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and homemade salsas. The coffees—lattes, cappuccinos, and cups of jo—are made with locally roasted beans. And while the craft beer selection is found from local and regional breweries, the wines are culled from vineyards around the world. On any given night, musicians of all genres take the stage to entertain patrons, and displayed on the walls are rotating exhibits featuring work by cartoonists, photographers, and auditors.
308 Prince St.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101Get Directions