Nina's Coffee Cafe

Coffee Shop
165 Western Ave N (at Selby Ave)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9816
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm



  • Best cafe in St. Paul. Amazing location right off of the historic brownstones of Selby Ave. The service is great. Choose your time wisely, it can be hard to find a table.
  • Try the pulled pork sandwich, it's amazing!
  • I highly recommend the hot lava panini! YUM.
  • best coffee shop in st. paul. great employees, atmosphere, community. try the iced vermont on a hot day
  • The fact that I see the same people here every day signals nina's neighborhood importance. Also friendliest staff in town.
  • Disturbing lack of power outlets.
  • The cardamom cookies are SO GOOD. Sugar and spice and everything nice!
  • The chairs at the top of the stairs are the bests seats in the house! Great for people watching, reading, knitting, chatting...
  • If the coffee shop seating is full, there's seating in the book store downstairs. Wi Fi works down there too!
  • Get the Tuna Salad on wheat.
  • Good coldpress!
  • Their sandwiches are incredible.
  • Order a vanilla soy chai. It's like Christmas in a cup.
  • It's super busy every time I visit and can be hard to find seating. Also, $5 minimum is requested for credit card purchases--difficult of you just want coffee and don't have cash. Great place though!
  • I like this place & have for years but it's time for a face-lift: the interior is drab & uninspired.
  • The donuts are superb, the ginger beer (ginger remonade) is not so good.
  • Lemonade is great. Ginger lemonade is greater.
  • I'm a writer. I have to hang out here. Good thing it's a great place.
  • Great atmosphere
  • Not what it used to be. Fresh food is gone, replaced with pre-made, overpriced stuff. Prices are outrageous - $10.50 for a small drip coffee and a yogurt parfait. Wi-fi doesn't work. Shabby interior.

Nearby places

498 Selby Ave (at Mackubin St)
374 Selby Ave (at Western Ave)
165 Western Ave N (at Selby Ave)