When I first started going to the Vicinity Coffee location at 3350 Lyndale Avenue South, it was not Vicinity Coffee. It was actually CRC Coffee Bar (CRC standing for Cars-R-Coffins) which was a coffee bar/bike repair shop. When this place closed its doors in March 2011, I was a sad girl. Not only because the coffee … More A Neighborly Cup of Coffee
Wesley Andrews Conversation Complements has been all over my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds for weeks now. It happens when you follow a lot of coffee and Minneapolis/St. Paul foodie-type sites. I’m by no means complaining. Between this and it becoming the new go-to coffee shop for a close friend, it was quickly moved to the … More You Will Know Wesley Andrews CC
My obsession with coffee and books is very apparent if you scroll through my Instagram feed. I follow more book/coffee/food pages than actual people. I have notifications setup so when pages like Eat.Drink.Dish MLPS or foodieapolis (as well as countless coffee shops, bars, cafes, etc.) post something, my phone sends a ding of happiness my way. 🙂 So I had … More Lost in an Urban Labyrinth
This blog is not about Doctor Who, but much love to all my fellow Whovians who thought, based on the title, that it might be. You are beyond cool! Perhaps next time, but this time it’s about The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis and the Blackeye Roasting Co. where I had the most amazing coffee … More Bad Wolf
For those of you following along at home, you will notice the trend of my blog typically starts with the location where I read, followed by my book review. However, this time I was torn. Both the book and the location were fantastic, but the book just outshines everything! So….Dark Matter…. forgive me while I … More A Multiverse of Waffles…or one can hope
When you ask a person from here where to go for coffee, Nina’s Coffee Cafe (pronounced Ny-na) will always be in their top three suggestions. Every. Time. Named after Nina Clifford who once ran a brothel in the late 1800s-early 1900s in St. Paul and who has become somewhat of a legend, though most is believed … More A Cautionary Tale…and of course, coffee.
It’s Friday night so naturally, I will either go home and read, or bribe two friends to join me for coffee at 7pm. I live a crazy life! Thankfully, I have amazing friends. Five Watt Coffee is in South Minneapolis on Nicollet Ave between 37th and 38th Street. Street parking mostly and I typically end … More Five Watts of Magic
There is something captivating about a good cup of coffee paired with a good book. The only thing better is a city with countless options to enjoy both. I am a Texas native transported to the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes roughly 11 yrs ago. Life threw a curveball or two, and now I find … More SpyGirl and an Angelmaker