Kopplins reopens in new location
St. Paul's premier gourmet coffee house has moved. After six years at its Hamline location, it has packed up the carafes and set up shop along Marshall Avenue in Merriam Park on what's fast becoming a super-sweet block, also housing Izzy's ice cream and Sweets Bakeshop.
What was once a run-down coffeehouse space ringed by old cigarette smoke stains has entirely transformed. The shop has been completely revitalized and is, most notably, spacious. Anyone who ever tried to shuffle through the compact former home will relish the wide-open feel of the new incarnation
Oil paintings dot the cream and pea-green walls. Sun streams in the foggy windows, reflecting off the gleaming birch-colored floors. Two bar areas are stocked with stools, with tables in the back.
2038 Marshall Ave., St Paul
651.698.0457; Kopplins website
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