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Uncommon Grounds

Map & Directions 2809 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Cafe, Coffeehouse, Tea
  • Sun-Thu 9am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Late Night, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Grab one of the best chais in Minneapolis and slide into a plush booth in the two-story Victorian that is Uncommon Grounds. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to work, a romantic date night, or a gathering place to reunite with old friends, this Uptown spot is a renaissance coffee house. Make sure to take advantage of the outdoor and patio seating in the spring and summer, as well. Night owls take note: the coffee shop is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Merchant's Description

Located in an elegantly renovated Victorian house built in 1877, you'll find it hard to believe Uncommon Grounds is sited in Uptown Minneapolis on Hennepin.

However, when you are cocooned in one of our plush emerald green booths rescued from the St. Paul Hotel's L'Etoile Restaurant or sipping and chatting with friends in the shaded outdoor patio, you'll know that you've found the "heart" of Uptown Minneapolis.

When you visit us, you'll meet our loyal regulars and find a large crowd of all ages. Despite our elegant aura, you'll find the atmosphere casual and clean. A great pre-theater or after-dinner place to meet your old friends and make new ones. Drop in this evening for your favorite beverage or one of our famous private label desserts.

Member Reviews

  • on 09/23/10

    fun place to go

  • Tuanp wrote a review for Uncommon Grounds
    on 08/20/09

    I love the enviroment either for nice stop on a romantic date or just stopping for some drinks its a great place to go. Very laid back enviroment. The french soda is amazing and hazelnut chai is great

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Uncommon Grounds
    on 05/06/09

    The location is a little odd: The two-story Victorian house is slightly pushed back on Hennepin Avenue, concealed within the busy, commercial strip that leads to the heart of Uptown. And the hours are a little bit inopportune: The place doesn't open until 5 p.m. on weekdays. But once the doors are open, it's clear what the fuss over Uncommon Grounds is all about. Dark red and... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Ri Z. on 05/08/10

    Fantastic powdered chai. Get the orgasmic chai (regular chai with a shot of toasted mashmallow)!

  • Andrea L. on 04/21/10

    The Vietnamese is a good drink...plus there is tons of CAFFEINE!!!

  • brittany n. on 04/22/12

    Almond Soy Chai!

  • Jay B. on 11/02/11

    Cute boys frequent these tables

  • Jessica E. on 10/06/11

    Best coffee shop in town.

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