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Perfect Coffee Shop: Beaner’s Central

PDDPerfectCoffeeShopAwardLogoA rash of new coffee joints have opened up in Duluth in recent years, but an old favorite was the clear winner in Perfect Duluth Day’s poll to name the best coffee shop. Beaner’s Central Concert Coffeehouse has been as much known for its live music and friendly vibe over the past 15 years as it has for the Alakef-roasted java blends served there daily. Not to mention the baked goods, soups, sandwiches, pizzas, random experimental breakfasts, beers, wines, art exhibitions, basement recording studio and whatever else the affable and eccentric owner and founder Jason Wussow decides to offer next. It’s no wonder Beaner’s dominated with 50 percent of the vote in the three-way race for Duluth’s coffee-shop crown.

Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse Jason Wussow - Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse Beaners Exterior 2013

Jefferson People’s House, which opened just three months before our poll, gave a strong second place performance with 28 percent of the vote. The not-quite-two-year-old Duluth Coffee Co. cafe and roasterie also performed well, pulling in 22 percent of the vote.

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5 Comments

toyota200x

about 3 years ago

Jason is a pretty awesome guy. Super positive attitude toward life and treats his customers very well. I had an amazing completely custom wrap a couple weeks ago. He was super excited to make something new and be creative. Some nice history from LakeVoice News on the coffee shop and how it got started.

bluenewt

about 3 years ago

Beaner's has really good cookies. A lot of coffee shops have tired old nasty cookies, but Beaner's has large, delicious cookies.

ElPete

about 3 years ago

Congratulations Jason and staff. Well deserved indeed.

Chris

about 3 years ago

Has there been a contest for favorite local brewery and beer yet? If not that would seem like a logical choice for a future poll.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

Chris, we just might make that next on our list.

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