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The owners of a locally owned coffee and sandwich shop specializing in roasted coffee shared a post on social media announcing their retirement and thanking loyal customers. For almost 30 years, patrons have savored breakfast sandwiches, burritos, flatbreads, soups, and, of course, the renowned coffee that has made them a household name.

Dunn Brothers Coffee was established in 1987 by brothers Ed and Dan, who relocated from Portland to the Twin Cities, bringing their roasting expertise to Minnesota.

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Over the years, it gained popularity and expanded to numerous locations. Currently, there are 50 Dunn Brothers Coffee shops, with 31 in Minnesota, and many are independently owned.

All our handmade drinks are made specifically for you, so each cup is a little different from the one before it, and the one after. More than crafted brews, we make fresh food too. From hand-cracked eggs, to hand-sliced meats and cheeses, to fresh baked pastries, we believe in good food.

Recently, Lynn and Dennis, the owners of the Elton Hills Dunn Brothers in Rochester, announced the closure of their store as they step toward retirement.

However, the coffee shop won't remain closed for long, as new owners Dalton Shirley and Megan Redlin will take over. The Elton Hills location will continue to be locally owned and operated.

No reopening date has been announced but, those with gift cards can still use them at any Dunn Brothers store, including the other Rochester location at 1340 Salem Rd SW.

All 37 Minnesota Restaurants that Have Been Featured on the Food Network

Many Minnesota restaurants have been featured on the Food Network over the years. Some have closed now, but I checked out the Food Networks website, the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives website, and TVFoodMaps.com to find all of the Minnesota restaurants that have been featured on their channel in the past and found these 37 (in no particular order) that are still open.

Gallery Credit: Carly Ross

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