It’s getting chilly up here in Minnesota. What better way to warm up than with a warm latte or London fog, or embrace the cold with a cold brew or frappe? Around Gull Lake, there are plenty of cozy coffee shops and cafes worth visiting. Grab a drink to go so you can keep exploring, or stay a while and enjoy the atmosphere and comfy vibes. Here’s a list of our all-time favorites around Gull Lake!
Adirondack Coffee – Nisswa
If you miss lake activities during the frigid winters, Adirondack Coffee is where you want to go for your caffeine fix. This adorable and spacious coffee house is perfectly themed for all things lake life. Besides an extra large outdoor patio, there is plenty of comfy seating inside surrounded by cute lake-themed decor. They have all the usual coffee options, plus a great breakfast menu featuring waffle sandwiches and various local pastries. If you’re one of those that enjoy cold foods in the winter, try one of their frozen blended drinks like the frozen hot chocolate!
Stonehouse Coffee- Nisswa
Located in quaint downtown Nisswa- just 5 minutes from Gull Lake Beach Resorts- Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery is a community staple around Gull Lake. Try one of their year-round specials or seasonal lattes, featuring coffee roasted in-house. Don’t miss out on one of their famous homemade scones, then take a bag of beans home with you! This cozy, artistic cafe is definitely worth visiting in any season. It’s not a visit to Gull Lake without grabbing a coffee at Stonehouse. Check out their drive-through location if you don’t want to pause your adventure!
Coco Moon Coffee Bar-Brainerd
Located on a street corner in downtown Brainerd sits the charming Coco Moon Coffee Bar. Stepping inside is like stepping into the 90s– or at least an episode of Friends! The classic city cafe vibe is perfect for warming up after shopping around Brainerd, especially with the beautiful Christmas display in their window. Their menu has a variety of unique flavors, like their Mongoose and Bullwinkle lattes. They also have a variety of pastries available for that sweet-treat fix, plus they regularly host live music nights!
Loco Espresso Coffee House and Boutique- Brainerd
A uniquely themed coffee cafe featuring coffee flights? Say no more. Loco Espresso may be one of the most exciting coffee shops in the midwest, perfect for avid coffee drinkers and those that are indecisive. When you walk inside, you’re greeted by antique railroad vibes and beautiful local art. The building itself is situated inside the historic clock tower building, which adds to its rustic charm. The coffee menu is extensive, and they offer coffee flights so you can try all their different flavors and brews! As a bonus, there is also a boutique where you can shop for the latest trendy styles.