One of the areas in Twin Cities that I feel I have not explored enough is the vibrant Northeast Minneapolis or as locals like to call it Nordeast. Few weeks ago on our way to one of A and mine favorite Mexican restaurants, we stopped by Anelace Coffee to catch up on each other’s day before heading for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised with how cool this place is.
Not the best view but the coffee is good!
We got a Cortado and Cappuccino as usual. We sat in one of those bar stools facing the street and enjoyed our drinks while A talked about cars passing by like he always does. Seriously this guy is madly in love with cars!
Unlike most coffee shops, Anelace does not use coffee beans from one specific roaster but in fact rotates its beans between different roosters. This is a nice concept and a smart one as well. Customers not only get to try flavors from different parts of the world but also keep coming back to try out new ones.
What I love the most about this place is the space itself. If you walk in first, everything is very chic and minimalist and then you look up and you see an artistic twist to the minimalist touch in a very subtle manner. The ambience is very peaceful and not very crowded either. This might be the most likely the quietest and peaceful coffee shops I have been in Twin Cities. Almost a hidden gem!
I will definitely be visiting Anelace again. As a matter of fact, Anelace will be celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary this Friday, March 18th. (See Facebook event here) Unfortunately I won’t make it as I will be traveling out of town for the weekend. But if you are looking for something to do this Friday night, this sounds like an interesting event to go! Did someone day Latte art?!