Did you know there's a high-end indie coffee shop with high-end pastries thrumming away quietly on Stinson Avenue in Northeast?
If not, this might help matters a bit: They’re opening a new, second location on the more heavily trafficked Broadway Street Northeast. There, sisters Amy and Chrissy Kelsch will continue their dedication to great coffee with equally great food, a combo that’s surprisingly difficult to find around here.
Amy has a degree from the French Pastry School in Chicago, and also had a decadelong career in the fine dining world. The menu will include “modern American pastries,” and for lunch, there's a variety of scratch-made soups, salads, and sandwiches.
The place opens the first week of September.
Original Empire Coffee: 451 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis
The New Empire Coffee: 807 Broadway St. NE., Minneapolis