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Blue Ox Coffee Shop

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3740 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2611
+1 612-388-0696
07:30 - 19:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 07:30 - 16:00
Thu 07:30 - 19:00
Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Los Angeles
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We had some time to kill before our flight, and we stumbled upon this gem. It was early afternoon, there wasn't too many people there, but we ordered a 6 natural Ethiopian pour overs. The barista was very friendly, and didn't mind us hanging out for an hour enjoying our coffee. Additionally, he had some extra of a Kenyan pour... More 

Thank Jason T
Ankeny, Iowa
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I cannot review the actual coffee or food as we walked out without making a purchase. However, the reason we did so is because I came in looking for coffee and gluten free donuts. The donuts were $2.50 each and were very small, the lattes came in 8,10 & 16oz sizes and when I priced it out I realized my... More 

Thank IowaVikingsFan
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path, but really good coffee, made by someone who cares... Eclectic atmosphere, with cool chalkboard wall to draw on. The Gibraltar is a must have..!

Thank Leo E
Jackson, Wyoming
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

In case you're searching for a spot in the Twin Cities that has flavorful coffee, friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Blue Ox Coffee Company in Powderhorn Park's Central neighborhood of south Minneapolis. I wandered in there after missing a bus connection near the Chicago Ave / 38th St intersection, and found myself thoroughly enjoying the... More 

Thank Dane S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is the place I go nearly every day for my pick me up. Anyone visiting Minneapolis should give it a try. Great coffee, great atmosphere.

1 Thank Grace E
Eugene, Oregon
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Visiting from Oregon, this felt like a great NW coffee shop. Funky furnishings & decor give it fun ambience. Staff was great and friendly. But, most importantly, my Americano was great. Very smooth without the common espresso bitterness. My blueberry muffin was still warm from the oven too!

1 Thank D-Stylz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Great coffee and ambiance. The staff is very knowledgeable. I totally agree with luckymin on the fact that this coffee shop is helping to revitalize a neighborhood that greatly needs stable and useful retail businesses. We live just a few blocks from the Blue Ox, and highly suggest you try it out!

2 Thank CindyLM43323
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Amazing single cup brewed coffee. Neighborhood events and speakers. Art on display from local artists. This coffee shop is part of the revitalization of a South Minneapolis neighborhood that has struggled to survive, but is starting to thrive, in part because of the efforts of the Blue Ox. I can't speak highly enough about this wonderful place. According to their... More 

2 Thank sleepycat69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3740 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2611
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-388-0696

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