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Groundswell Cafe

1340 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2447
+1 651-645-6466
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1340 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2447
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I've been here a few times, I'm finally getting around to a review. I've had some of their lattes, a cappuccino or two, an espresso, etc. I've never found anything amiss, though to be honest they don't really make strong coffees. Also, too much froth...More

Thank Staehlin
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I've recently moved into the Hamline Midway neighborhood and heard Groundswell had relatively high prices but products were good quality. Stopped by and bought a bacon gruyere cheese scone. Dry...with a bacon bits after taste. For $4.25 it should have been much better. Possibly it...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a breakfast meeting here - what a great place! Delicious Miel Latte and muffin. Everything in the bakery case and on the menu looked yummy. Will be back for a full breakfast. Decorated so cute and a nice selection of items from local artists....More

Thank MickDidi
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Last Friday evening I went in...ordered a sandwich (usually served as corned beef on rye with sauerkraut )and an iced tea...YIKES $18 plus $2 tip. I tried choking it down, but could not. If it was "corned beef" is was most certainly the most unusual...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

I am at Groundswell at least two to three times per week. This has become my regular study and hangout spot. The coffee, the food, and the vibes here are amazing. My favorite is the large miel (4 shots of espresso, and the honey they...More

Thank HannahTravel94
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Went here for brunch on a Sunday, and everything was good, with the possible exception that it was a bit too popular. A good problem to have as a restaurant, but seating was a bit tight.

Thank chad_v1
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I don't even know how to encapsulate Groundswell's excellence in a short review. From the coffee to the baked goods to the small local-made gift shop items and everything in between - perfection! I love the ambiance of this place. It is ideal for sitting...More

Thank waverider681
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Returned here for some meetings in January 2018. Groundswell is different from many coffee houses in that it offers cooked to order food that is good, though somewhat pricy. The baked goods also are distinctive, though again, somewhat pricy. It has several rooms. Many people...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

I met a friend here and ordered the breakfast flatbread and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. It wasn't too filling either. I also couldn't leave without getting one of their rosemary/chocolate chip cookies (okay I got 2) to eat later. There is...More

Thank darga009
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. I meet clients here for coffee during work hours and I’ve met neighbors here for dinner and a beer after work. The food is amazing and the bakery items are some of the best around.

Thank Stephanie D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $13
Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-645-6466
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A hand-crafted bakery, cafe, and coffee bar tucked in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St Paul, Minnesota.
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