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Blackeye Roasting to open skyway café

Blackeye Roasting Co. is bringing its nitro cold brew coffee to the skyway this spring with its first Minneapolis location.

The Twin Cities-based company, known for its draft and canned coffee, is planning a café in the Towle building at 2nd Avenue South & 4th Street South in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis residents have already been able to buy Blackeye’s coffee on tap at restaurants like Red Cow and Pizza Luce and in cans at stores like Lunds & Byerlys and Whole Foods.

The 18-seat café will have 10 tap lines and serve the company’s nitro cold brew coffee, as well as its nitro iced tea, kombucha from Prohibition Kombucha and non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by Bittercube. Blackeye will also offer its traditional hot coffee and espresso-based drinks.

For regular drinkers of Blackeye’s coffee or new fans who want to bring it home, the skyway location will refill growlers of the cold brew coffee.

Blackeye debuted 12-ounce cans of its nitro cold brew and signature cold brew earlier this month. The company, founded in 2014 by Matt McGinn, also offers office coffee subscriptions and a delivery service for its cans and growlers. McGinn co-owns Blackeye’s original home, Quixotic Coffee in St. Paul, with partner Jake Nelson.

Blackeye will open the café at 330 2nd Ave. S. in the Towle building, also known as the Galaxy office building, this spring.