Spyhouse Coffee Roasters – Minneapolis

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This weekend I headed to the arguably hippest spot in the Midwest, Uptown in Minneapolis. After a good deal of walking through the weekend Art Festival, it was time to refresh myself at a classic staple within the Twin Cities scene, Spyhouse Coffee Roasters.

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The Spyhouse first opened its doors in 2008 and has been serving the local hipsters, and trendy young professionals ever since. Set up in a 1907 brownstone the aesthetic of this coffee shop plays on vintage Americana with framed art and little touches that bring to mind the American dream in a location where you can’t help, but wonder at the metaphor.

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The warm atmosphere of the Spyhouse is immediate, with a small minimalistic menu and selection of savory and sweet snacks, you get a feeling of simplicity when you walk through the doors. The Spyhouse seems to say, don’t worry so much, have a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and breathe for a minute.

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With such gorgeous pastries it is hard to say no… so don’t!

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While the coffee selection at the Spyhouse may be their namesake, there are also a few other stars that are worth mentioning. Specialty drinks, such as a lavender infused latte, seasonal drinks, and my favorite the jasmine lemonade, offer unique flavorings to traditional coffee shop staples.

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While the Uptown funk of the Spyhouse may be too much for traditional big box store coffee drinkers, I would encourage all my coffee connoisseurs out there to make a pit stop at one of the Spyhouse’s four Twin City Locations on your next visit for a strong cup of joe!

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Where is your favorite place to grab a cup of coffee? Let me know in the comments below!

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