It's National Coffee Day, and I thought it might be a good day to see what Yelp thinks are the best Coffee Shops here in central Minnesota. Many of them I've visited, but there are a few that I think I want to add to my list as a special stop.  There are also some that were NOT on Yelps list, which only means that they haven't been rated as such.  Here are YELP's choices for best coffee shops in central Minnesota.

THE LOCAL BLEND      4 1/2 STARS

The Local Blend opened in 2006. They feature homemade, organic, and locally-sourced products.

Talk about loving "Local."  Even the wood in their booths is from local trees; the pottery that they serve their food on has been created by local artists; their honey is produced by local bees, and their coffee is locally roasted.

They have an in house bakery & kitchen. Their menu includes not only coffees, but also muffins, scones, cakes, pizza crusts, soups and more.

They also have a stage where they feature local Musicians and have added beer and wine to their menu.

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COLD PRESS CAFE      4 1/2 STARS

The Cold Press Cafe in Cold Spring has a brand new menu for you! You can check it out by clicking HERE now. Offering not only a ton of delicious sounding beverages, they also feature some tasty breakfasts, like their Avocado Croissant and Breakfast Burrito, to hot and cold sandwich offerings like Delightful Flight on the cold menu, and the Crowd Pleaser on the hot, plus wraps and sandwiches that look absolutely mouthwatering.

DUNN BROTHERS        4 STARS

Today if you stop by you can celebrate National Coffee Day and get $2 off a pound of beans, and get a free fresh brewed coffee with your purchase if you bring THIS picture with you when you stop by at participating locations.

ROCK CREEK COFFEEHOUSE       3 1/2 STARS

They are also celebrating National Coffee Day. You can stop by today and get a large coffee for the price of a small coffee.  Keep up to date with what's happening at Rock Creek by clicking HERE to go their Facebook page.