The “Shop” Coffeehouse launched it’s initial “Test Flight” in May of 2013. We began as a small Artisan Collective, dedicated to the celebration and promotion of some of Minnesota’s finest artisans, artists, musicians, builders and growers. It was a uniquely challenging, and surreal (17 month), restoration project that converted longtime vacant/once long-standing area staple (Alto’s Menswear) into the Commercial Kitchen and Wood-Fired Cafe that would serve as our first platform.
Hometown exclusive - recruit only area experts. Shop nearby communities as necessary. Keep it local, then regional, at the very least. Keep it Minnesota (unless you happen to be the very rare mineral - Terre Blanche which is found only in LePanyol France - which comprises the core of our super-energy efficient wood-fired oven).
Up-cycle, retool and always reuse - repurposing (everything) may not be the quick and easy way to conquer a three story, 100 year-old brownstone on this charming, yet antiquated, Main Street. But alas, it was the way of our hearts and a pathway to discovering the ingenuity of architects, entrepreneurs and visionaries of decades past. (Rediscovering and preserving our areas history and artistry has been a gift in and of itself.)
We are committed to make our impact simply by reducing our impact on the planet. We are in a state of constant evolution as we seek and implement energy innovations, more sustainable practices and ever seeking new local sources for our fresh, raw, organic ingredients. (We do inhabit one of the most frigid of climates known to man! With many months cast in ice and darkness, we must allow/consider ourselves at 82% at best and growing!)
Whenever you want a truly “fresh” cup of coffee, come get an organic cup from us. Don’t forget about our pastries and other goodies as well.
From salads and sandwiches, to our delicious wood-fired pizza, you’ll find an array of amazing food choices here – all made using fresh ingredients.
Grab a beer and a chair because you’ll want to hang out at the 218 Taphouse all night. Live music every Thursday and Friday night, so come join us.
The Shop Coffeehouse is a naturally-sourced, as organic as possible, restaurant that has a diverse mix of everything you love. Our Minnesota shop is comprised of the Coffee House, the Woodfire Café and the 218 Taphouse. Day and night, you can come to our location for anything, from organic coffee and pastries to craft beer and wood-fired pizza. Our three-part location is your one-stop culture spot for natural food, pure entertainment and a fun time with the people you love. You’ll find the perfect mix of old and new at our coffee shop in Virginia, MN.
At The Shop Coffeehouse, many of the ingredients we use and the items we sell are from quality conscious, local sources. From our certified organic coffee to our made-from-scratch muffins, the majority of what we do here is locally grown and always made from scratch. Bring your friends and stop by our coffee house in Virginia, MN, and help us create an environment of people that is locally grown as well.
235 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: (218) 248-8157