Dogwood Coffee Co. now open in Calhoun Square
|The writing's on the wall.|
Here's a few pics as we enjoyed a cappuccino in Dogwood's brand new digs.
|Dogwood's cappuccino comes with seltzer.|
First the cappuccino -- as we expected, it was smooth, creamy and not too hot temperature-wise. Our barista explained that they aspire to match the Italian conception of the drink as much as possible. Using local, non-homogenized milk steamed to a creamy rather than a frothy consistency and keeping the temperature lower than usual makes the dairy blend seamlessly with the espresso. A seltzer on the side helps to freshen the palate. Of course, a full menu of single brews are available at Dogwood too. During our visit, WIH Pesam Village, La Ilusión, Kikai Peaberry and Amaro Gayo Natural were on the carte, along with a Sumatra decaf option.
|The kiosk as you enter Calhoun Square|
We liked Dogwood's clean, open design that has light wood and metal touches. The cashier's kiosk is just to the left as you enter Calhoun Square from Hennepin Ave. between Lake and 31st Sts. Large paper overhead lamps light the more enclosed seating area which has a glossy neutral floor and minimalist chairs and stools in addition to pews along the back wall.
|Through the window|
|Let the people watching commence.|
But ultimately, Hot Dish recommends the bar seats, which look out on Hennepin Avenue and are great for people watching while you enjoy your premium brew.
Dogwood Coffee Co.
Calhoun Square - 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.