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.

Thank you to our community:

“The Turner Family Foundation has generously funded the RS EDEN/ Fresh Grounds Café
Vocational Training Program for youth since 2015. We wish to recognize Leslie Turner and her legacy of community service, giving and support. The Turner Family Foundation has made a powerful impact in the continuation and enhancement
of our vocational training program for homeless youth at Fresh Grounds Café.”


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.