Café Cerés is a cozy shop with three locations in Minneapolis, offering seasonal fare, baked goods, and beverages. Owner and pastry chef Shawn McKenzie created the menu, drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern spices. The Armatage location – 5401 Penn Ave S. – offers a warm and inviting space with lovely floor-to-ceiling windows. Customers are encouraged to come bask in the natural lighting glow, enjoy a cuppa, and have a family get-together. Order online at Cafeceresmpls.com or browse the menu in-store.
Jones Coffee in Linden Hills is passionate about three things; coffee, its community and providing a space where people can call home. Owner Anthony Jones likes to keep things local by focusing on a traditional specialty coffee espresso menu, locally sourced baked pastries, creative seasonal drinks crafted by his team, and vegan/vegetarian breakfast options. He encourages customers to grab a cup of Jones before heading over to Lake Harriet for a fall walk. The Hills location – 2814 W 43rd St. – is one of three, with its sister coffee shops located in Fulton and Minnetonka. jones.coffee.
Since its inception in 2000, Spyhouse Coffee Roasters has grown to include a roasting facility, and seven cafe locations across the Twin Cities and Rochester. While expanding physically, the owners have also expanded their mission. It’s their passion to source, roast, brew, and serve customers exceptional coffee while educating them on the entire process, from origin to consumption. The Uptown location, which is just north of Lake of the Isles, is perfect for a quick coffee for your commute or for hanging with friends. This shop pays homage to early America, complete with exposed brick walls and tin ceilings. 2404 Hennepin Ave. spyhousecoffee.com.
Wesley Andrews started with a hope to contribute small moments of beauty into everyday life. “We wanted a place where the passing of time was a bit easier to forget. We wanted a place where conversations flowed—where the presence of other people, the connection of a shared experience could be the most important thing to notice for an afternoon. A place for optimism and ideas to inhabit us, a place for honesty and simpler times to reign a bit freer. It was a bit of an ambitious plan for one little cafe. But surprisingly, even now, it seems to be working,” the team explains. With every passing customer, Andrews’ employees have watched folks gather, coffees in hand, to connect and indulge in conversation. They encourage everyone to stop in and do the same; take a moment to say hi to new experiences. 111 E 26th St. wesleyandrews.cc.