Royal Grounds is our coffee shop located right in the heart of our student center. We serve freshly brewed Caribou Coffee, our own specialty coffee drinks, NRgize smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices. We also have many ready to go sandwiches, salads and baked goods for a quick meal or in between snack.
Because Royal Grounds is open for most of the day—even late at night—it's the perfect place to take a study break whenever you might need one.
Hours of Operation
Hours change for summer, holidays, academic breaks, and special events.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30-1 p.m.
Friday: 8:30-12:30 p.m.
Regular Academic Year Hours
Monday & Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Calendar of Events
See the calendar of events for this month.
What We Serve
We proudly serve Caribou Coffee teas and coffee as well as our own in-house specialty coffee drinks. Try a mocha or a latte to warm up or a coffee or chai tea blended drink if you need to cool down. For the less caffeinated souls, there are also herbal teas, hot cocoa, and hot apple cider.
While our drinks differ slightly from Caribou's, the Caribou website offers a reliable comparison guide for nutritional information on our coffee drinks.
Want to pretend you are back on summer break? Try a fruit smoothie from our NRgize line. We also serve iced fruit chillers, bubble tea, freshly squeezed juices, and wheat grass shots.
Like to stay healthy? Find out more about the nutritional value (pdf) of your NRgize drink!
Simply to Go
If you're looking for a quick meal, grab a Simply To Go menu item! These ready to go items include sandwiches, wraps, salads, and a variety of snacks.
Every morning we load our bakery displays with pastries and baked goods made from scratch each day by our certified master baker and bakery team. We have fresh Bruegger's bagels, scones, muffins, and specialty bars as well as cakes and desserts.
Late Night Items
Most of our items at Royal Grounds are available all day, but a few items are only available after the Monson Dining Center closes for the night. Freschetta Pizzas and ice-creme shakes are both available starting after 7 p.m. to help with those nighttime munchies.
Location and Contact
Brushaber Commons, Level 2
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul MN, 55112
Tammi Mild, Dining Services Administrator
Amanda Edin, Manager