Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cafe Juliahna

My coworker Brooke lives near me in the West side of St. Paul (I live in South Saint Paul but we're only a couple miles apart). She recommended this cute little coffee shop called Cafe Juliahna on the West side (or is it technically in West St. Paul? I never know with this area). So considering my love of coffee and cafes I checked it out the other weekend.

There are a lot of great things about this cafe. First, they roast their own beans using solar power and all the food is organic. My sister and I went on a Saturday morning and had breakfast. My latte was divine and I will definitely be going back for coffee. We shared a veggie breakfast wrap with a side of fruit. It was pretty good, very fresh but I don't think it was quite worth $9. People who are really into organic food probalby wouldn't consider the prices out of line.

One not so great thing was the service, I'm pretty sure the owner was the one who took our order and she was not very friendly, almost kind of rude actually. And it wasn't as though they were busy...so like I said, coffee was fantastic, the food was ok and the service pretty poor. But the cafe was an adorable little place and it is a locally owned business so I'll be back, but probably not to eat. I have searched and searched and am pretty certain this place does not have a website, they are located at 879 Smith Ave S. (right off of Robert St. and Anapolis)


  1. I had a professor in the QMCS department at UST who continually harped on the whole "West St. Paul is south of St. Paul" thing. He also made a big deal about how there were no "bathrooms" in the building because the facilities did not in fact include baths. The point was that precision in defining system requirements is important, I guess.

  2. I had the same experience the two times I ate there. I really want it to be awesome, but sadly, some things are lacking.

  3. I noticed on Kathie Jenkins' blog on twincities.com that Cafe Juliahna has permanently closed.

  4. Thanks for letting me know, Nick. That's too bad, but I guess I can't say I'm surprised. The coffee was great, but service was not the best. Hopefully another coffee shop will open in its place.