welcome to the neighborhood

GINKGO coffeehouse opened in 1993 on Snelling Avenue, in the heart of the Hamline Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. With a philosophy that everyone is welcome, and that high quality food and drinks can be affordable, GINKGO is a popular stop for a quick meal, or a long meeting.

Music has always been a special element at GINKGO. Musicians from across North America are featured in a concert setting. Musicians also play for donations, and everyone is welcome to perform as part of the Open Mics!

GINKGO has expanded to provide its services to include catering and additional locations in several hospitals and clinics.

GINKGO coffeehouse is a family-friendly establishment, with a small play area. Special kids drinks and child-friendly food are featured on the 
menu. Children and adults alike are invited to enjoy our selection of 
board games and our small library.  We also host children’s concerts on some Saturday mornings.