The best coffee I've ever had. Their super tasty "Birchwood Blend" (made specifically for my favorite restaurant, Birchwood) got me through my college finals. Their cafe has a pleasant atmosphere, calm and quirky with lots of space and few people there. Another tick in their "best ever" box is that they deliver everything by bike as a part of their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint!
Close to my alma mater MCAD, Spyhouse has a kitschy cute atmosphere with 50's atomic furniture and giant doors that open up the entire cafe when it's nice out. Go when class is in session and have Spyhouse to yourself.
Tastiest menu with locally sourced ingredients and the aim for a non-existent carbon footprint. My personal favorites are their savory waffles for breakfast and their black bean burger for dinner. Peace Coffee makes a special blend just for them, so be sure to order the "Birchwood Blend."
My favorite bar in Minneapolis! Hidden in an industrial area, Donny Dirk's has amazing cocktails like "Switchblade Sister," "Sasha Grey," and my favorite "The Donny Dirk"; great atmosphere with horror movies playing in the background and doctored taxidermy heads; the most badass bouncers with faux (?) bloodstains on their crisp white shirts. Stay until bar close and watch their laser light show, complete with fog!