I visited Sovereign Grounds Coffeehouse & Indoor Playroom in Minneapolis this week with my kids and a friend. I had heard it was a popular coffee shop in the Twin Cities for parents with young kids to visit together, and I needed to find a good, kid-friendly place to go in Minneapolis with my friend is from out of town. I’m so glad I discovered this place!
Sovereign Grounds is located at 813 E. 48th St. (48th & Chicago) in Minneapolis. Half of Sovereign Grounds is an indoor playroom with all kinds of toys, mainly geared toward younger kids. My kids ran in and got busy right away, playing with everything in the room for the nearly 2 hours that we were there.
The playroom included a playhouse, a train table, a play kitchen, and lots of toys.
The coffee shop has many tables with comfy chairs, including many in the playroom, and a variety of menu items.
The bakery items include homemade muffins, cake, and scones, and there are salads, sandwiches, snacks and a full line of made-to-order coffee and other beverages including smoothies. They also roast Arabica coffee beans in-house, too – you can find out more about their coffee here.
I ordered a blueberry muffin, fresh fruit, a small mocha and a frosted pretzel rod (not shown). It was about $10 for the whole meal and it was tasty and filling! I saved half of my muffin for later. (My friend ordered a spinach pie, a rhubarb-mixed berry smoothie, and fruit.)
The place became busy fast with moms and little kids in the playroom side, and other coffee shop patrons in the main room. And though the rooms are connected, it didn’t feel like the kids were disturbing the main room of the coffeehouse.
My kids barely stopped to eat the food I bought for them – they were so busy playing. And when we left almost 2 hours after we arrived, they didn’t want to go! I know we’ll go back.
Some notes for your visit:
- There is free wi-fi available – the password is available at the counter.
- Parking is available on the street and in the back, but you can’t park in front of the building (that area is reserved for a neighboring business).
- There’s a place to bus your own dishes – I liked that their dishes and silverware minimized waste.
If you’re looking for a place for quality food and plenty of fun for your kids while you chat with friends or even work, check out Sovereign Grounds!