I like this place & have for years but it's time for a face-lift: the interior is drab & uninspired.
Bring your own coffee mug. They'll fill it for you. Save a cup, just like they make a point to use washable spoons instead of stirring straws or sticks.
The fact that I see the same people here every day signals nina's neighborhood importance. Also friendliest staff in town.
I'm a writer. I have to hang out here. Good thing it's a great place.
I liked my chai!
Try the pulled pork sandwich, it's amazing!
Go to Nina's Cafe for an Iced Latte and breakfast burrito on weekends. Stop downstairs at Garrison Keillor's bookstore: Common Good Books.
I highly recommend the hot lava panini! YUM.
best coffee shop in st. paul. great employees, atmosphere, community. try the iced vermont on a hot day
It's super busy every time I visit and can be hard to find seating. Also, $5 minimum is requested for credit card purchases--difficult of you just want coffee and don't have cash. Great place though!
The donuts are superb, the ginger beer (ginger remonade) is not so good.
Very good coffee, lots of seating, but is often busy. They have a good menu of food, but it's a bit static. Overall, recommend one of the home baked cookies and a cappuccino.
Lemonade is great. Ginger lemonade is greater.
The oatmeal here makes getting up on Monday worth it.
Disturbing lack of power outlets.
The cardamom cookies are SO GOOD. Sugar and spice and everything nice!
The chairs at the top of the stairs are the bests seats in the house! Great for people watching, reading, knitting, chatting...
If the coffee shop seating is full, there's seating in the book store downstairs. Wi Fi works down there too!
Get the Tuna Salad on wheat.
Their sandwiches are incredible.
Order a vanilla soy chai. It's like Christmas in a cup.
Get a cafe vienna with vanilla soy and try it iced on a hot day!
One of my absolute favorites. Lots of space to hangout and work, great lighting, fantastic food. They have a locally grown mint mocha that's fantastic. Service is great too. Fun neighborhood.
The chicken salad croissant is wayyyyyy delicious! I don't know what they do, but I'm in love with it
Double-check your breakfast order. Their Post-It Note system is pretty fallible.
The slow cooked oatmeal is amazing.
Oatmeal is good. Bad service. Limited seating.
Friendly and inviting. Great beverages but terrible food. Every time I've tried food there it never fails to disappoint. I suggest grabbing a bite down the street at the Happy Gnome.
So many beautiful people walk through these doors. Find a spot and spark a conversation. You get a new friend or date for this Wednesday.
Best chai in the Twin Cities.
SLOW service. Be prepared to wait a while.
Iced Thai coffee. Heaven in a glass.
The oatmeal. Seriously. Still thinking about it a month later. So good. Get it.
Really great atmosphere! Space can be limited, so be considerate and share with others :) Start a punch card...you'll by back!
Short walk from state Capitol. Nice antidote to the politics. Bookstore downstairs
Best coffee shop in St Paul. With the $5 credit card minimum, if i know I'll be spending time I just start a tab and can get a few cups of tea or coffee. Also, Evening in Missoula tea is the best!
Check out the bookstore downstairs
Coffee and salad after meeting in Sen. Franken's office.
Decent breakfast sandwich. Not $7 decent but decent
Pulled pork sandwich with a side of sour cream.. And a medium breve with almond. Yum!
Best chai in town.
Cinnamon chai latte.. perfect.
Such friendly service!
Best chai in town. Nutmeg and cinnamon, always.
Aztec Panini will hit the spot if you're needing a scrumptious pick me up
Love the pulled pork sandwich!