With so many coffee shops in Twin Cities, I always find myself going to a different one every time. But if I had to go to one coffee shop everyday for 7 days straight, Rose Street Patisserie would be the one I would choose to go. That’s a bold statement but it is true.
I have been a huge fan of Patisserie 46. (If you have not been to Patisserie 46, you are missing out. Read about it here) Both Patisserie 46 and Rose Street Patisserie is owned by the same person, chef John Kraus. Chef Kraus is not an ordinary chef. He and his team competed in Coupe du Monde and secured the bronze medal as Team USA. Now that’s something big. Besides this there are many accolades both chef Kraus and Patisserie 46 have received.
Apart from the accolades and awards, baked goods and pastries by chef Kraus are undeniably very good and has turned this not-so-sweet-tooth into a sweet-tooth!
Another reason to go to Rose Street Patisserie is this is the only place in Minneapolis (that I know of ) that use coffee beans from Intelligentsia coffee. I love coffee from Intelligentsia so this is another reason for me to come here.
Rose Street Patisserie has a good ambience whether you want to work on something or you want to have a nice conversation with your friends. I feel like this place provides a environment for both the cases. Rose Street has two storeys. The upper level feels more private and is quiet and peaceful making it a perfect spot to get some work done while the main floor has open floor concept with big large windows overlooking the parking lot and the street. Perfect to start a conversation or keep the conversation going.
The location itself is another plus in my opinion. Rose Street is located in the middle of my favorite neighborhood, Linden Hills and is surrounded with many local restaurants around. And the best part, it is less than a mile away from Lake Harriet. So just in case if you want to grab a coffee before going for a nice stroll around the lake, which is what I would totally do, the location of this place becomes a convenience.