Some group you've never heard of has up and accused the Twin Cities of being among the least caffeinated U.S. cities (Seattle was ranked the most buzzed, go figure).
Though we apparently guzzle the second greatest amount of soda, we were rated #1 in the "least tea consumption" category, and we didn't even show up in the coffee categories.
Now this just brings out our competitive spirit here at Hot Dish. So we'd like to show these people we don't know that we like to get wired just as much as the next guy. Let's not let this happen again.
There are boatloads of places to get a decent cup, but here are five coffee shops to get you started, with an eye toward wintertime comfy-cozyness, and in no particular order:
1) Butter Bakery Cafe. While away some hours in this teeny, steamy-windowed, always-warm cubby hole in South Minneapolis.
2) Nina's Coffee Cafe. A great St. Paul spot to simmer in if you're new to town. Lots of traffic.
3) Jerabek's New Bohemian. High quirk quotient, and that's a good thing. Half the place is a vintage store.
4) May Day Cafe. Friendly, blink-and-you'll-miss-it hideaway in Powderhorn neighborhood. My grandma would say "It's like sitting on a postage stamp!"
5) Kopplin's. Duh.
Now get thee caffeinated, stat.