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Ginkgo Coffeehouse

721 North Snelling Avenue

GINKGO coffeehouse opened in 1993 on Snelling Avenue in the heart of the Hamline Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. Its mission is to serve the community as a gathering place or place of respite. Key elements of its mission include:

   . offering an environment that welcomes people of all backgrounds and cultures;
   . supporting the communities near each location;
   . offering high-quality products and friendly service; and
   . providing a venue for talented professional musicians as well as a stage for musicians    who play for fun and personal satisfaction.


Preston Stone

Monday, June 25, 2018
The staff is incredibly friendly. This cafe, like many in the area, serve lattes in a tall glass mug, which kills the foam and presentation. It would be simple to make the experience better. I'm not sure why it's a trend in the area. It's wrong. You're better than that Minneapolis. Anyway... The actual downside of this cafe is the aroma. It smells very strongly like moth balls. It was cozy and a good hangout location though. I'd love this place if they made a better latte and got rid of the smell.

Chris Ferguson

Saturday, June 30, 2018
I LOVE THIS PLACE. When I was there most recently, there was a woman training what appeared to be five young trainees. The way she multitasked and very calmly coached the trainee cashier through complex transactions while coaching the other trainees on coffee equipment was astonishingly impressive. The fact that they are hiring young people and serving a very high-quality cup of coffee along with offering a space accommodating both kids and adults ensures that I will be a lifelong customer.

Marybeth Luing

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
July 2018: Today's stop was perfectly wonderful from start to end. Many others have also been an excellent experience. I'm glad the 1-time ailing barista incident has not been a repeat event when I stop in. Feb 2018: Usually a nice stop, but my sandwich and tea were prepared and served by a very ill barista, who said she was much better than a few days ago. I left hoping I wouldn't come down with a mean cold.

Tim Maybee

Saturday, July 21, 2018
This is my favorite coffee in St. Paul. But even better than the coffee and food is the staff. They do such an incredible job of creating community.

Alicia Renée

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Sat with a friend and caught up for hours. Not to loud, super kind staff and a comfy, casual atmosphere. Will definitely return. Lovely medium roast, too. And hot damn I am so grateful they offer ripe fruit/bananas - if anyone who works there ever happens to read this THANK YOU!!! It's nice to have a legit healthy option.

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