with all the starbucks and caribou's popping up, why not support an individually owned coffee-shop! this is a wonderful coffee shop located right off the st paul campus near the student center. open early and late to hang out and study there, and lots of free street parking around. reasonably priced, great desserts, really good homemade soups, and great customer service. they also offer patio tables outside to read in the sun! lots of spare newspapers around to veg out and read. lots of different teas available. one of my favorite coffee shops in st paul.
in the early morning, there might be a line to get your coffee, but service is fast, courteous, and worth it.