Looking to sample the best coffee around town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top coffee hot spots in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
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1. Cafe Astoria
First on the list is Cafe Astoria. Located at 180 Grand Ave. in West 7th, the creperie and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, is the highest-rated coffee spot in Saint Paul, boasting 4.5 stars out of 322 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Midway's Groundswell, situated at 1340 Thomas Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 235 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and New American spot, serving coffee and tea and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Dogwood Coffee
St. Anthony's Dogwood Coffee, located at 825 Carleton St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score coffee and tea and more 4.5 stars out of 52 reviews.
Treats, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt, bubble tea and coffee and tea in Summit Hill, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 94 Yelp reviews. Head over to 770 Grand Ave. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Saint Paul area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a small business software provider and email marketing company. Last year, average daily transactions at food and beverage shops rose to 47 per business on Saturdays, compared to 33 daily transactions on average on Mondays.