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Top store recommendations from locals

Café
“The best cold brew in town! Such a great little neighborhood spot for coffee and food.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This gem is right on Central and on the bus line. The hip coffee shop has minimalist décor with a relaxed vibe. Friendly staff, delicious coffee and tea selections! Great place to hang out or study.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in town. Great food too. It's on the main level of one of the artists buildings in the area so there is lots of cool art displayed and in the corner there is often an artist working on something and you can watch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“It is a hip place to go do the coffee shop thing. It is in Arts district and walkable.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“This is my favorite Coffeeshop, but it's more of a walk-up place. Worker owned spot- full of lots of locals and regulars. There is wifi and a small patio out back. Fair trade coffee and we love their cold press. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Ice cream, crepes and dairy free/vegan options that won't make you despise your lactose intolerance. An awesome new spot that perfectly satisfies your sweet tooth. I highly recommend!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nearby German bakery. Buy a warm pretzel & take it next door to Fair State Brewing Co-op. Joel also recommends the chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. Yum!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
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“Store offering an array of unique home decor items, from door knobs to iron work to stained glass.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Simple & bright cafe offering a range of specialty coffees, plus pastries, salads & sandwiches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“NE Minneapolis used to be home to a predominately Polish community. Many of the churches still have large congregations of Polish members from all over the metro area. When they come to NE for church, they allllll go to Sikora's. This is a great deli with fresh meats, smoked fish, and Pierogi. They also have Polish food direct from Poland. My dad loves their sausage and fish. I love their doughnuts and poppy seed pastries. The owners are very friendly!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“OMG, if you love Legos, especially military themed, you must check this place out. Free admission. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This ice cream spot has the most out-of-this-world ice cream creations. Their soft-serve and cones and everything else is all made in house. Plus, they always have lots of vegan options.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bike Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“A little of this, a little of that... vintage. Fun and quirky. Clothes, kitchen and bath stuff, gifts. An ever-changing collection of artist-made and vintage treasures.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“This little market is right across the street in case you need some quick snacks or toiletries. The Middle-eastern grocery aspect is nice to explore and try if you aren't familiar with it.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“This hole-in-the-wall Mexican bakery has unbelievably delicious pastries for cheap. And, it's just down the street! ”
  • 1 local recommends