I have the week off, which means I have plenty of time to check out local areas (including lots of coffee shops!). Today I visited Northfield. Northfield is a town roughly about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. It houses a couple colleges, a river and an endearing town.
I spent majority of my time in Northfield at a coffee shop called Little Joy Coffee. They have a huge patio that overlooks the river (photo below). The coffee was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and it was a beautiful day outside. It was definitely a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
After coffee I went on a stroll around the town and found my way to an ice cream stop called The Minnesota Scoop. The place was nearly hidden under a bridge and was simply a window you walk up to and order ice cream from. The ice cream started melting fast but.. oh my goodness.. let me tell you it was DELICIOUS! I ordered a mint chip flurry (mint chip is my favorite ice cream flavor).
I returned to my car with sticky hands and a happy heart. It was a very fun day! I plan to return to Northfield soon to check out more of the establishments.