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Dunn Bros--Grand Avenue

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1569 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2229
+1 651-698-0618
06:30 - 22:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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298 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot to grab a cup of coffee and visit with friends, or someone you haven't seen for awhile. Nice location right on Grand Ave.

Thank tif316
Saint Charles, Missouri
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love that the subtle scent of coffee roasting is still embedded in my nostrils 4 days after visiting Dunn Bros on Grand with some of our dearest friends in the Twin Cities. between us there was black coffee, tea, an Americano, a depth charge and a couple desserts. I like the feel of this place. A bit rugged. Worn... More 

Thank MatthewHundley
St Paul
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This location is the original Dunn Brothers (it's a central US chain) and it's got everything a good coffee shop needs: friendly staff, reasonable prices, lively atmosphere, and well-worn benches, chairs, and tables. It's where St. Paul residents meet to discuss local politics, study, work on their latest novel, or relax with friends. It's across the street from Macalester College,... More 

Thank 748nealb
Loveland, Colorado
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323 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were staying at a VRBO in the area and found Dunn Brothers the first morning of our visit. We ended up stopping in every morning of the trip - not that there weren't other places to get coffee, but we were pleased with the service, wait and coffee here, so why try something else, right? The location was convenient... More 

Thank CopperLeah
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

When I am in town, I need to go here and have a great cup of coffee. For my kids they have non caffeine selections to enjoy.

Thank Tonya d
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The building is really cute. Yes, the image of what a rustic coffee shop should look like. Loved the outside tables. They had love music the night I visited. Wasn't my type of music but it was nice to see so many people there in the audience for their show. The barista was so cute. She smiled at everyone. Sorry,... More 

Thank Kuv Lub N
St Paul MN
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Main product is, and always will be, Coffee. By the LB or by the cup it's hard to beat DBs flavor. Great hangout for a wide cross section of locals. Nice artwork on the walls. Plenty of reasonably price treats to go with your coffee. Owner is typically behind the counter.

Thank Lowteck
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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276 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is what a true cafe should be. Coffee beans roasted next to the sales counter. Nice options to choose from. Prices competitive if not below the big chains. Plenty of space to sit and relax. This location was the original Dunn's and if you're a coffee geek give it a try.

Thank jjflan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The original (un-franchised) Dunn Bros. and, by far, the best. Coffee is roasted on sight right in front of you. The atmosphere is a hodgepodge of college kids, professors, older intellectuals (or not), firemen, politicians, real estate agents and construction workers. You might even see Garrison Keillor there who owns a bookstore right around the corner. But don't go here... More 

Thank SparkyandBuffy
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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984 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This is solidly ok. Have ordered ahead a few times for a meeting and items ordered were not ready at agreed upon time. This place is ok but not significantly better or worse than other local coffee shops.

Thank Seniordad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1569 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-0618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?