Grab coffee or a quick lunch
Need a cup of coffee? Mitchell Hamline is just a few minutes walk from Grand Avenue’s Cafe Latte, Starbucks, Golden Thyme, and two Caribou Coffee locations. Need a snack or a quick lunch? Try Bruegger’s Bagels, Bread and Chocolate, J. Selby’s, India House, Brasa Rotisserie, Punch Pizza, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, or Grand Ole Creamery.
Great places to live
Many of our students live in the neighborhood surrounding Mitchell Hamline. There are hundreds of apartments within walking distance of campus, and many of the Summit Avenue’s historic mansions have apartments or carriage houses to rent.
Dining, shopping, and nightlife
The St. Paul Pioneer Press says the Twin Cities is “boiling over” with top chefs. And USA Today readers recently tapped the metro area as having the “Best Local Food Scene” in the country. There are plenty of dining options in the Mitchell Hamline neighborhood, from Mediterranean to Asian to all-American. The restaurants of the Grand Avenue and Selby Avenue areas are destinations for people from all over the Twin Cities.
Some of the popular area eateries and night spots are Billy’s on Grand, Salut Bar Americain, Sweeney’s, W. A. Frost, Revival, La Grolla, Tavern on Grand, The Uptowner, Green Mill, Saji-Ya, Dixies, Emmett’s Public House, Barbary Fig, and The Lexington.
And if you want a new look, or need to buy a gift, there are many specialty clothing shops and boutiques along Grand Avenue.
Everything you need is close by
You’ll find all of life’s necessities, from food to prescriptions, not far from campus. You can shop for groceries at Kowalski’s, Whole Foods, Mississippi Market, Trader Joe’s, and Cub. There’s a Target and Walmart close by in the Midway area of St. Paul. There are several CVS and Walgreens pharmacies in the area. And you’ll have no trouble finding a salon or spa in the neighborhood.
Beautiful and historic
Summit Avenue is a favorite for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. Tree-lined boulevards run from the Cathedral near downtown St. Paul west to the Mississippi River. Seasonal events liven up the neighborhood. Grand Old Day draws large crowds for food and music the first Sunday each June on Grand Avenue, and Summit is on the Twin Cities Marathon route.