Cruising I-35 north toward the Superior Shore, Duluth welcomes travelers like a great aunt…never a cordial handshake, always a collossal hug. There’s the anticipation of the view that awaits around the Thompson Hill bend…a spectacular vista of Lake Superior, spotting the city’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge in miniature, eyes searching quickly for ships in and near the harbor and zipping along feeling darn pleased to be almost 150 miles closer to vacation! Making tracks toward the heart of the city, we’re typically in need of a quick stretch and a refuel for both the car, the kids and grownups alike. On my last trip to Lutsen, my midway pit stop discovery…Dunn Brothers in Duluth—what a super spot!

Dunn Bros in Duluth at 2401 London Road.
Dunn Brothers: Duluth’s detour-worthy pit stop!

First, this may qualify as the coziest coffee shop around with its quintessential Northern MN vibe…take a peek at the rustic log exterior and interior: a welcoming front porch (with space to sip your freshly brewed bev of choice and spy the lake); two stories of seating inside; a cozy fireplace to cut the chill; plenty of windows offering natural light; and little nook with comfy chairs for more intimate chit chats…

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It’s cozy inside! The view from the upper loft at Dunn Brothers, Duluth, MN.

On the corner of London Road & 24th Avenue East, Dunn Brothers is an agate’s throw right off the London Road exit as I-35E comes to an end. Simply take a left at the traffic lights (near the Holiday Station) and you’ll find the timber-esque coffee and sandwich shop across the street from the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark. There’s even a super handy drive thru…

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Drive right up.

I was happily surprised to see Dunn Brothers offers plenty of tempting menu items including warm and cold sammies, wraps and three soup options as well as yogurts, fruit and baked goodies…Dunn Bros in Duluth, MN.

I decided on the special Baked Potato Soup & the Candy Cane Mocha. Yes, I know, they really don’t pair well together. So I enjoyed the soup first, which was delicious, creamy and just the right amount for a road-stop mini meal.

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Mmmm-mmmm good: Baked Potato Soup

Then, the friendly barista whipped up a small seasonal specialty Candy Cane Mocha…

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I sipped on this beauty while I edited some photos, because…

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Candy Cane Mocha, a seasonal special at Dunn Brothers in Duluth, MN.

From Lutsen with Love is offering a giveaway, thanks to Dunn Brothers! Yep, hop on over to our Instagram feed through Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 and enter to win a $50 gift card, a pound of Dunn Brothers 2017 holiday beans and a cute red mug. Simply follow From Lutsen with Love’s IG account, “like” the photo and “follow” the Dunn Bros IG account and you’re automatically entered. This is my first ever giveaway, so I’m quite excited – and the fact that I’m partnering with such a Minn-spiring company like Dunn Brothers is like candy cane sprinkles on my mocha!

To-go beans at Dunn Bros in Duluth, MN.

The other cool thing spotted at Dunn Brothers’ Duluth location, take a look at the wide variety of house-roasted beans available in bulk ranging from light to dark roast. I also appreciated their coffee mantra and the company’s commitment to freshness and efficient processing of their whole bean coffees.

Coffee mantra at Dunn Bros.

So, next time you’re tooling through Duluth seeking a cozy spot to unwind and refresh, consider the warm and welcoming Dunn Brothers on the corner of London Road and S. 24th Ave. East.

Dunn Bros Duluth, MN.

The giveaway for this post was provided by Dunn Brothers coffee and the company offered me a $50 gift card, a pound of coffee & cute red mug to share details on their three holiday specialty drinks: Candy Cane Mocha, Spiced Eggnog Nirvana and Almondine Tea Latte. The blog post featuring a photo essay & personal opinions are my own and were first published on on November 27, 2017.



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3 thoughts on “Warm, Woodsy & Welcoming: Duluth’s Detour-Worthy Coffee Shop

  1. This was a wonderful review! I live in Duluth, MN and only get both my coffee beans and my growler filled with cold press coffee here. They have the freshest coffee around and I love the choices of food, the yummy baked goods, great choices in coffee drinks, the incredible friendly staff and the wonderful cabin ambience here! I highly recommend this Dunn Brothers in Duluth! 😊👍🏻☕️

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne, for endorsing the Duluth Dunn Brothers! It’s a hidden gem, for me at least; I had never been there until last week, but definitely will go back. My brother, too, loves the Dunn Brothers cold press and is a growler guy 🙂 Have a great day!


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