Caribou - France & Old Shakopee

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Kodiak Coffee

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
Yes

Caribou - Maplewood

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
15
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Amore Coffee

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
15
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - 100 & Minnetonka

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Har Mar

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
13
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Bros - East Lake St.

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
13
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Muddsuckers Coffee

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - 100 & Minnetonka

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - Lexington

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Lexington & 694

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
9
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Bros - Hugo

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
16
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - St. Louis Park - Cedar Lake Rd

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Byerly's Roseville

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
11
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Cahoots Coffee Bar

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Overflow Espresso Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
20
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Cahoots Coffee Bar

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Purple Onion Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
27
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Bros - University Ave (Mpls)

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
30
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Xerxes & Bass

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
10
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Peace Coffee

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Espresso Royale

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Brooklyn Park

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Lots
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Osseo

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
6
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Tower Glen

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
8
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - West Lake Street

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
16
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - Fridley

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
8
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Precision Grind

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
10
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Har Mar

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
13
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - County Rd E

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
10
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Purple Onion Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
27
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Overflow Espresso Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
20
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Rice Street

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
6
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Little Canada

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - 35E & Hwy 96

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Little Canada

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

The Lavvu

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
9
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Mounds View

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
6
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Har Mar

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
13
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

The Bru House

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
None
Comfy Chairs: 
No
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - 35E & Hwy 96

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - St. Anthony

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
10
Power Availability: 
Lots
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Cedar & Minnehaha

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
14
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - White Bear/Mahtomedi

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
18
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Lino Lakes

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
6
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - Fridley

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
8
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - 35E & Hwy 96

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
12
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Muddsuckers Coffee

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Maplewood

Meeting Rooms: 
Yes
Tables: 
15
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Caribou - Byerly's Roseville

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
11
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Purple Onion Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
27
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Starbucks - 98th & Lyndale

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Nina's Coffee Cafe

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Plenty
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dunn Brothers - Hwy 280 & University

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
No
Beer & Wine: 
No

Starbucks - Forest Lake

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
6
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Dun Bros - Maple Grove

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
7
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

The Nesting Grounds

Meeting Rooms: 
No
Tables: 
10
Power Availability: 
Limited
Comfy Chairs: 
Yes
Outdoor Seating: 
Yes
Beer & Wine: 
No

Social Media Working Group - Tomorrow

Sorry for the last minute notice, but I'm meeting with a friend/client tomorrow to work on social media for his site and decided to open up the invitation to anyone that might be interested. 

If your responsible for managing the social media for a business or organization and just need a little incentive to set aside some time and get to it, then use our little gathering tomorrow as an opportunity to "get to it." Drop by and work on your own project, share some of what your doing with us, and/or ask questions. 

8 Independent Coffee Shops Worth a Visit

As I make my rounds of Twin Cities Coffee Shops, I'm struck by the health, vitality, and diversity of independent coffee shops available to us, particular in the core of the cities. Outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul, their are very few independents if one does not consider Dunn Bros, most of which are locally owned franchises with more far more character than either Caribou or Starbucks.

Why I drink so much coffee in so many coffee shops?

For some this might feel like a peculiar idea for a website and a peculiar way for me to spend my time and dollars. So, why exactly did I create WorkLatte.com and why do I spend so much time in coffee shops?

The short answer is I'm a freelance website designer and social media coach. I don't have an office and need someplace to get work done. Working at home just doesn't work for me. I have lots of meetings and appointments that get me out and about in the community and coffee shops are everywhere. However, there are a few more reasons:

5 Best Coffee Shops to Work At (Twin Cities)

This is a list of my favorite coffee shops to work at, so far. Keep in mind, I've only visited 49 contenders. 

These would not necessary be my 5 favorite coffee shops to drink coffee at or to read a book. But, these are the coffee shops that I've found best meet my ideal working conditions, namely: access to power, sufficient space to linger without feeling guilty, reasonably comfortable chairs, and a nice atmosphere.

Approaching 50 Coffee Shops

Over the past 2 months, I've visited and reported on almost 50 coffee shops in the Twin Cities area. My goal is to find and document coffee shops that are particularly good to work at or that offer special resources like conference rooms, large tables, extra comfortable chairs, or easy access to power. I'm also looking for the coffee shops that one should avoid for work purposes, coffee shops with difficult to access internet, lack of access to power, or that are too busy at certain times of the day.

Coffee Shops with Conference Rooms

Conference room at a Caribou coffee shopOne of the very first reasons that I began to think about creating a site like WorkLatte.com was while trying to plan meetings for 5-10 people. I knew that some coffee shops offered conference rooms that one could reserve, usually for a minimum purchase, I just wasn't sure where they were or how to find them. One friend told me about a Caribou that had 2 such conference rooms, I wasn't sure which one and stopped at quite a few different Caribou's in the area and never found it.

Welcome to our site

Do you spend a lot of time in coffee shops working, studying, or meeting with clients?

Are you looking for a coffee shop...

WorkLatte.com is an experimental site designed to collect and share information useful to folks that spend a lot of time working or meeting with friends/clients in public spaces. In our early stages, we're focused heavily on coffee shops, however we may add other types of locations in the future.