(Front counter at Cafe Ceres in Linden Hills)
Welcome back and happy Sunday 16oz Days family. This week we will be prepping you for your next insta worthy cafe shots. We’re all chasing that candid yet flawless aesthetic seen all over instagram (remember it’s just a highlight reel), so we’ve gone out there and found the best spots for you. This week the 16oz team compiled a list of the seven best locations in the Twin Cities to grab a drink and snap a pic.
(Fairgrounds booth seating options)
You can’t deny it. Fairgrounds Coffee, located in the historic and beautiful North Loop, is the most instagram worthy cafe in Minneapolis. It’s got great lighting 24/7, beautiful layered drinks, and plenty of greenery. Their furniture tops off the aesthetic with swings at the bar, lounge couch seating, and long benches with tables. Be warned, if you visit Fairgrounds, you’re guaranteed to run into at least one 16 year old girl taking a selfie.
2. Cafe Astoria
(Three of Artorias beautifully crafted drinks)
A staple of the St. Paul cafe scene, Astoria is a must visit for that insta shot. Their shop features an ever changing menu of colorful drinks and avocado toast. There is tons of outdoor and indoor seating with beautiful background walls and atmosphere. It’s a great mix of cozy and airy, perfect for brunch with the gals in your new mini dress.
3. Ninas Coffee
(A charming corner window chair at Ninas)
Another St. Paul spot, Ninas the perfect spot for everything from studying to enjoying a pastry with your mom (we may have done just that). Their floor to ceiling windows let in great light and the seating is plentiful. The historic building with winding hallways offers a whole variety of instagram aesthetic options from academia to preppy. Even the street outside of Ninas is gorgeous and will ensure a good shot.
4. Café Cerés
(Stunning front windows at Cafe Ceres in Linden Hills)
A beautiful Turkish addition to the Twin Cities coffee scene, Cafe Ceres features a unique and beautiful menu full of coffee and goodies. In addition to this, their look is unmatched. Both locations both feature beautiful wooden furniture and muted neutral tones. With huge windows, you and your outfit will definitely be showcased in this gorgeous spot.
(Stunning tables for seating at the Hotel Emery Spyhouse location)
This Minneapolis local chain boasts many beautiful shops, however their location in Hotel Emery, Downtown Minneapolis, is very unique. What this shop lacks in natural light, it makes up for with the sheer number of plants. Floor to ceiling, this is truly a greenery lover’s dream. The atmosphere of this Spyhouse location is fantastic. It features a fireplace, pool table, and endless seating. As always, Spyhouse coffee never fails and that holds true at Hotel Emery. This is the perfect spot for your next plant filled pic.
6. Glass House
A newly reopened and remodeled spot in Minneapolis, Glass House is perfect for the “clean girl” aesthetic. Their shop houses the windows of your dreams, marble counters, high ceilings, and beautiful latte art. Grab your claw clip and your blazer, order a matcha latte, and let the camera do the rest.
(The Last Drops new Spring Flight)
Located inside the North Loops newest food hall, The Last Drop is home to both a coffee and wine bar. Graze itself is a gorgeous space. With two floors, tons of windows, and the perfect instagram cozy corners, you’re sure to get a great shot. Grab the latte samplier flight from The Last Drop, roam around, and snap some cute pics!
There you are folks, guaranteed great instagram pictures to update your feed. Each spot is not only adorable, but also houses some fantastic and beautiful drinks. Now get out there, grab your friends or your tripods and get creative. If you’re in search for more beautiful spots, check out some of our other posts including our detailed blog on Ninas Coffee: A 16ozDays Coffee Shop Adventure, The Top 10 Coffee Shops of the Twin Cities-Ranked. In This Order, And Why, and 9 Stimulating Coffee Shop Date Spots. Make sure to tag us if you check out any of these locations and we will be sure to repost! Stay aesthetic, stay warm, and as always, don’t forget to tip your barista.