If you've been wondering if Starbucks will ever be reopening in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, the answer is "no".  But, another coffee shop has announced that they will be sliding into that location and will be opening in a few months.

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Fiddlehead Coffee Co. Opening Another Location in Downtown Rochester, Minnesota

Back in October, Starbucks let the community know with a sign on the door that they were closed.  There were a lot of questions if they would ever re-open and last week I did some checking and the Starbucks location at the Kahler wasn't even listed.  So, it wasn't looking like good news.

Turns out, something was already in the works - Fiddlehead Coffee Co.!

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Fiddlehead Coffee Co., which has several locations already open in Rochester, Minnesota, shared the exciting news that they will be opening their next Rochester location in the old Starbucks location at the Kahler Grand Hotel.

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“We’re so thankful to have such an amazing opportunity to reclaim this historic and prime location from a giant multinational chain.  To be a small family-owned company taking on the big guys for the local economy…well, it’s pretty darn great. My career in coffee started over 20 years ago at an independent shop that was shuttered within a year of Starbucks moving in across the street. Taking over a successful space from them, well, there’s some poetic justice in there somewhere.  I get to caffeinate the minds that saved my life, make breakfast for the nurses and hospital staff who held my hand through some of my life’s darkest moments, and who routinely blow me away with the quality and earnestness of their care. Words cannot express how this feels. Suffice it to say that we’re deeply honored to be a part of this extraordinary community and to play a small part in fueling the greatest minds and biggest hearts in medicine.” - owner, Patrick Phelan, who has been battling a brain tumor during the pandemic with the help of his care team at Mayo.

What to expect at the newest Fiddlehead Coffee Co. at the Kahler Grand Hotel

If you've been to Fiddlehead Coffee Co., you've probably tasted their ethically sourced, shade-grown coffee or one of their amazing house-made breads.  Those will be available at the new location in the Kahler but also a new menu of grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options.

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Top 15 Coffee Shops in Rochester, Minnesota

I will fully admit that I AM a coffee snob.  I drink a lot of it AND I am ok with that.  I have my favorite places and cups that I like to try but what's your favorite place for coffee in Rochester?  I'd love to hear your pick - just send me a message on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.  If you are wondering though what everyone else is thinking, below are the top 15 coffee shops in town.

Top 15 Coffee Shops in Rochester

Looking for a great place in Rochester, Minnesota that is serving up some fantastic coffee? According to Yelp, here are the top 15 spots that were picked as the favorites.