Things to do, places to stay, and how to get around
We’ve polled the office and assembled a list of our favorite coffee shops, unique activities, and places to stay. Below, you’ll find cafes, hotels, and transportation information to make your stay in Minneapolis a little easier to plan. We look forward to having you here.
This full day class will introduce you to the concepts needed for roasting coffee commercially. Click any date for more information.
Expanding on lessons and experiences from Basic Commercial Coffee Roaster Training, this second full day class will take place at the following dates.
Cafes that impress
The Twin Cities area is home to a wonderful array of great cafes. You’ll find amazing coffee representing strong brands in interesting and inventive decor. Some of our favorites include: Spyhouse Coffee, Up Cafe, Claddagh, Dogwood, and Welsey Andrews.
Need a hotel?
Minneapolis, St. Paul, or areas just outside the Cities all have great hotel options for a range of prices. Check out Airbnb, as well. We recommend…
- In Minneapolis: Aloft, Westin Hotel, and Hilton Garden Inn
Some prefer St. Paul, which is a bit slower but with less restaurants and earlier evening closures.
- In St. Paul: Embassy Suites
- Outside the city: Country Inn and Suites in Roseville
Things to do.
From music, to museums, brewery tours, and plenty of lakes and parks, you won’t run out of fun activities in the Twin Cities area.
The Twin Cities is easily navigable by bus, light rail, car, or bike. Traveling from the airport into downtown is $2.25 on Metro Transit, and about $55 for a cab. We are home to one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States. Tour the city with Nice Ride MN bike share. Lyft and Uber are available, as well.
Parking at the Mill City Campus is available in specific areas only. Parking along the east side of the street on 33rd is allowed, parking on the west side is not. A rear parking lot is available for use on the weekends, while the side lot is not available for our use at any time. Talmage Ave SE can be parked along, though watch for parking limitation signage. If you have any questions, give us a call at 612-886-2089.