Half of Rochester, Minnesota is going to roll its eyes 🙄at the latest coffee news BUT the rest of us are jumping up and down because we finally have another coffee shop coming to NE Rochester!  Yes, Caribou Coffee has plans to open up another adorable caffeine-filled shop near Century High School.

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Caribou Coffee Has Plans To Open Up Another Shop in Rochester, Minnesota.

I happened to be scrolling Facebook the other day when I saw a story that the Post Bulletin published about a new coffee shop in the works for NE Rochester.  I am a bit of a coffee fanatic and got super excited because the NE side of Rochester is seriously lacking restaurants and coffee shops compared to other spots in town.  If you don't believe me, go drive on Circle Drive starting at RCTC and go North until you hit IBM and tell me how many coffee shops you drove by.  I'll save you the counting...it is 0.

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According to the Rochestermn.gov website, the following was filed by Coffee Holdings, LLC:

  • Conditional Use Permit #CD2021-035CUP by Coffee Holdings, LLC, for the development of a 554 square foot fast food restaurant and accessory drive-in facility within the B-1 zoning district. The site is located north of Wheelock Drive NE and East of Viola Road NE
  • Final Plat #CD2021-034PLAT by Coffee Holdings, LLC, to be known as Viola Heights Third. The plat proposed two lots on 2.4 acres. The site is located north of Wheelock Drive NE and East of Viola Road NE

Where the proposed Caribou Cabin Coffee will be located in Rochester, Minnesota.

Below are a few maps to give you an idea where the new proposed shop would be located.

The first photo doesn't show the new Kwik Trip but that takes up a large portion of the green space on the right side between Viola Rd. NE and County Road 22.  The new coffee shop would be on the corner of Viola Road NE and Wheelock Dr. NE.

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Below is some of the documentation that was filed with the City of Rochester and gives you a glimpse at where the coffee shop and drive-through would be located on the property.

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What's one thing that is missing in Rochester?

I know we have a lot of coffee shops but what is one thing that you really wish Rochester, Minnesota had?  Let me know over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio - or at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com.

Newest and Cutest Coffee Shop in Rochester had quite the transformation!

I've been waiting pretty much forever for the new Caribou Cabin to open up in Rochester, Minnesota. We first heard that Caribou was going to be building this adorable coffee shop by Cub Foods way back in May of 2020. So, yeah, it's been a test of our patience. I've been slowly watching the progress take shape and was super excited to pull up and grab a cup of coffee on their opening day. Yes, as of November 30th, 2021, the Caribou Cabin is finally open!

Here are a few photos of the progress and what the new place looks like.
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