Ginkgo Coffeehouse

Coffee Shop
721 Snelling Ave N (at Minnehaha Ave W), Saint Paul, MN 55104, United States
Closed until 6:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 6:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–11:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 43 votes

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    alice w.
    "Cafe Miel all the way, fun to say and tasty!"(2 Tips)
    Kelly H.
    "The curried chicken salad sandwich is awesome."(2 Tips)
    Benita W.
    "Also tiny toy nuns and chickens for sale."(2 Tips)
    Ryan H.
    "There veggie delight sandwich is great."(2 Tips)
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  • cafe miel
  • sandwiches
  • coffee
  • homemade soups
  • scones
  • good service
  • curry chicken salad
  • live music
  • cornbread
  • cheesecake
  • hot chocolate
  • lattes
  • good for dates
  • breakfast food
  • biscuits
  • Italian sodas
  • cherries
  • nuts
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • Erin W.

    Good Cafe Miel! With a really nice atmosphere. Would love to go back when they have live music.

    Erin Wagener · January 15
  • Michelle

    Official Bookcrossing Zone

    Michelle · September 14, 2014
  • SchaOn B.

    One of the employees told me today that they water-down the Cold Press... Personally... I don't want watered down Cold Press... :(

    SchaOn Blodgett · June 15, 2014
  • Kt H.

    I can never decide if I like or don't like this place. I have found the service to be kind of boring. Like you're a nuisance in their day. It's 2014. Get a normal cashier pay system.

    Kt HathSpoken · May 6, 2014
  • Annemarie M.

    Try a purple cow with cherry nut ice-cream and vanilla Italian soda!

    Annemarie Metcalf · January 27, 2014
  • Timecrimp L.

    WOW I'm so happy we have ginkgo. 5$ charge policy is not strict. diverse customer base, not too busy, coffee is 1.20 to 2.10 for 20oz. open late. there's a cover sometimes with their shows tho, sucks.

    Timecrimp LaCour Duke · September 21, 2013
  • A Paul H.

    Love the yummies. Coffee is awsome, I strongly recommend the sabertooth.

    A Paul Haston · September 12, 2013
  • Christopher R.

    You can't add a tip on a card here. I found out too late. Bring a cash.

    Christopher Ryba-Tures · August 4, 2013
  • nullrend ..

    Nice place to come and do work.

    nullrend . · June 11, 2013
  • Ray D.

    Be sure to have a slice of Muddy Paws Cheesecake! It's super good!

    Ray DeVine · April 7, 2013
  • Kelly H.

    The curried chicken salad sandwich is awesome. The raisins add a nice sweet flavor.

    Kelly Harris · March 28, 2013
  • Katie S.

    Can be pretty busy & doesn't have a whole lot of outlets available for laptops. Coffee is good, cheap, & strong though.

    Katie Swenson · March 22, 2013
  • Cassie D.

    When you leave, your friends will tell you that you smell funny... and it's true. Other than that, a cute, conveniently placed independent coffee shop with pretty good coffee.

    Cassie Davies-Juhnke · October 15, 2012
  • Kelly H.

    Try the homemade soup and cornbread. Good stuff.

    Kelly Harris · September 18, 2012
  • Matrika B.

    Love this place! Always friendly and prompt service regardless of when you come in.

    Matrika B-T · August 21, 2012
  • alice w.

    Cafe Miel all the way, fun to say and tasty! (the milk mustache is a great addition too)

    alice walker · April 2, 2012
  • Casey B.

    The scone biscuit things are fantastic.

    Casey Blake · February 10, 2012
  • Dan H.

    Stephanie, Starbucks called. Your venti soy cinnamon dolce latte is ready. Now scram.

    Dan Humiston · January 14, 2012
  • Rose Marie J.

    This is a great place to use wi-fi and grab a good hot drink!

    Rose Marie James · November 28, 2011
  • Javen S.

    They request a $5 minimum purchase for credit cards and no longer allow tabs at the register, but buy a gift card for yourself and use that if you're a frequent visitor.

    Javen Swanson · November 9, 2011
  • studioL

    $5 minimum to use your card.

    studioL · September 6, 2011
  • Ryan H.

    The service is slow. There veggie delight sandwich is great. If you can wait. Give youself 15 min if you decide to order.

    Ryan Henriott · March 27, 2011
  • Jon D.

    Service is a little slow, but the food is worth it! Try a cold Thai coffee and a veggie lasagna.

    Jon Dean · February 23, 2011
  • Benita W.

    It is all good at Ginkgo. Also tiny toy nuns and chickens for sale. Can you say nun-chuck?

    Benita Warns · December 23, 2010
  • Louis H.

    A medium Cafe Au Lait is really a huge glass of calm. Weather permitting, order it in-house, and find a chair outside.

    Louis Haut-Prokop · October 18, 2010
  • Archie C.

    Get the HOT Chocolate!

    Archie Clark Jr · September 5, 2010
  • Ben R.

    Better have a cash tip cause the card reader doesn't let you add it on.

    Ben Rosas · May 9, 2010