Coffee. Community. Conversation. Cause.

Whether you’re just stopping by for a coffee drink and freshly baked pastry in the morning, meeting friends for a soup and sandwich lunch, or gathering with a group in the Fresh Grounds community room, your patronage is helping transform lives.

Associated with RS EDEN, Fresh Grounds Café is both a successful neighborhood business and a vocational training program for young people who experience barriers to employment. Operating as a social enterprise since 2005, the Café provides a path to self-sufficiency and positive community connections by offering trainees the opportunity to learn barista skills in a welcoming community coffee house that engages the West Seventh neighborhood.

Located at 1362 West 7th Street in Saint Paul, MN, Fresh Grounds Café combines the mission of its enterprise with a dedication to high-quality products and services. Its amenities alone—great food, fresh roasted coffees, cozy surroundings, free Wi-Fi, and easy parking—make it a go-to destination for all.

Good coffee, great service, and an inspirational mission!

- Alexander H.
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Non profit coffee shop. Fantastic atmosphere, intensely caring staff. The waffles are delightful, the oatmeal is tasty and creative, and the sandwiches are savory.

- Chris F.
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I love the vibe, and the mission. Great people, prices, and staff. And I'm glad my purchase is helping others. When on West Seventh there is only one place to go!

- Fresh Grounds Customer
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This place has a wonderful feeling about it. And, the BEST oatmeal I've ever eaten, can't wait until next week to go back there again.

- Fresh Grounds Customer
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Was in the area for a business appointment and looking for a quick lunch - came across Fresh Grounds next door. Menu had a good selection of breakfast and lunch items, along with a full array of coffee and tea beverages. Chose the St. Paul Breakfast Sandwich - eggs, cheese, veggies, salsa, sour crea…

- Andrew E.
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Help Our Mission

As a non-profit social service program, Fresh Grounds relies on donations. 100% of our profits go back into our programming. Your patronage and donations double as an investment in our youth, our community, and our future.