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Sister Sludge Coffee Cafe

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4557 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3660
+1 612-722-3933
07:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

While almost all coffee shops have espressos and lattes, the unique spices they add to their specialty drinks like mochas makes this a must visit cafe in the Twin Cities. The cafe is owned by identical sisters, hence the eponymous name of the cafe. Their other coffees are fine as well as their pastries. Extremely kid friendly and they always... More 

Thank Jay M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

While I often frequent those large franchise coffee stores I truly love the coffee shops that are family owned .. Sister Sludge is one of those small stores that has the best coffee, the best snacks and perhaps more importantly the owners run the store .. they great you with a warm smile and call you by name when you... More 

Thank GetGreenWithGene
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Small, but with a couple of comfortable couches and club chairs available. Artistic owners (a pair of sisters) and staff will do a pretty design on your latte if you ask. Decent selection of sandwiches and baked goods; pre-packaged oatmeal available. Nice place to read the paper and have a cup of civilized coffee.

Thank DavePorter090
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I really liked this place. Nice coffee, good food, and a real community feel. Plenty of space to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. I'll be returning soon.

Thank Agile_Lapin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This little coffee shop is very convenient, they allow dogs (treats are inside the door!), make a great cold press, and are right on the bus line if you happen to be waiting. The service is always very friendly and it feels very "neighborhoody." :) There are a couple tables outside, nice for a warm day.

Thank Amy L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

This is a daily stop for me on my way to work. The coffee is much better than at the nearby Caribou Coffee on Cedar. Service is great, the sisters (and cousin) are very friendly. Children and other pets are welcomed. Wish that they had more space for sitting and visiting!

Thank timminn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2011

We live right behind SS so we go there all the time. Three triplet women own n operate this great neighborhood coffee shop. Chatting with the trips is a good way to start your day. Folks, get yer coffee from SS instead of the big Corp coffee. Peace.

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Reviewed 28 March 2009

Best independent coffee house in the Twin Cities!

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Reviewed 20 February 2008

Great place to hang out with kids.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4557 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3660
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-3933

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