Café Steam | About
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who we are and what we do

“Quality is a constant, not a variable.”

Café Steam is a locally-owned, independent coffee shop located a few minutes’ walk from Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. We opened January 13, 2015, with the vision to create a café that catered to the Rochester community and that could host meetings of students, business groups, and friends…maybe even a few first dates. We also wanted to have a place for local artists and musicians to showcase their creative talents.

We are committed to supporting businesses in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota, and are pleased to feature items from the following businesses at Café Steam:

Kappers Red Barn

Fresh hormone-free milk and cream

The Bee Shed

Local honey

Mandala Tea & Wellness

High Quality loose-leaf tea direct from China

Top Tier Delights

Bagels, cookies, muffins, brownies & other baked goods

Prescott’s

Scones

Spring Grove Soda Pop

Upscale soda pop

our baristas

Claire Hilton

Favorite Drink

Lazy Sunday

 

Favorite Album

Fleetwood Mac – Rumors

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Inventing new drinks, great live music, and of course working with my steam team family

Corrie Olson

Favorite Drink

Flat White + honey

 

Favorite Book

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Getting to know customers and anticipating their needs, memorizing drinks, reading moods…the realization that being a barista is more than knowing how to whip up a lovely cup of coffee, it’s also being a functioning facet of someone’s daily life, which gives me the opportunity to make the interaction personal and meaningful.

Mikayla Mtanous

Favorite Drink

Flat White w/ Honey

 

Favorite Show
Game of Thrones

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Learning that there is a deeper meaning behind each cup of coffee and being able to work with my favorite coffee enthusiasts.

Ethan Eggler

Favorite Drink

Milk Oolong Tea

 

Favorite Album

Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Creating and enjoying great drinks while branching out in to every part of the community because of it.

Betsy Nelson

Favorite Drink

Vanilla Bean Latte

 

Favorite Book

The Giver

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Upbeat customers excited about their morning coffee

Emily Nelson

Favorite Drink

Always tea in some shape or form – today its a toss up between an Almond Milk Chai Latte or a Black Gold Almond Milk Tea Latte

 

Favorite Album
Bad Blood by Bastille

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

I love brightening peoples days. I am finding that sometimes, a simple smile is enough to turn someone else’s day around. The seriously good coffee helps too.

Nikola Hamilton

Favorite Drink

Flat White

 

Favorite Album

Led Zeppelin I

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Making awesome coffee and espresso drinks with awesome people for awesome people.

Tina Day

Favorite Drink

Lavender Flat White

 

Favorite Book

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

I’ve been a barista for a long time and I think the cool thing about it is hand-crafting someones drink and watching their face light up when they find a new obsession! Plus, Steam is just a really rad place to be all of the time.

Ryan Hershey

Favorite Drink

My go-to coffee drink is usually cold brew. Bonus seasonal drink: Hot Apple Cider

 

Favorite Movie

Interstellar

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

I really enjoy the chill atmosphere of a coffee shop. It truly is a space for anyone; Young or old. People come in and want to have a good experience and it’s fun being a part of making that happen.

Makenzie May

Favorite Drink

Flat White w/ Hazelnut

 

Favorite Movie

Now and Then

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Discovering a form of art that I am passionate about and always being encouraged/challenged to learn more about coffee and the community of coffee lovers we serve.

Charlie Thom

Favorite Drink

Flat White w/ Lavender

 

Favorite Album

Ultralife by Oh Wonder

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

Having a job that is very technical and precise, while at the same time begin artistic and creative.

Alison Ofori-Atta

Favorite Drink

Spiced Thai Coffee

 

Favorite Album

Syre – Jaden Smith

 

Favorite part about coffee shop life

I like how relaxing and inviting it is and I love being a part of that