Grab a Book and a Beer at New Hopkins Hot Spot Cream & Amber

by | Jun 2019

A shot of the bookshelves at Cream & Amber, Hopkins' new book/beer/coffee shop.

Photo: Rachel Nadeau

Cream & Amber brings books, beer and coffee to Hopkins.

It’s been over 10 years since Hopkins has had an independent bookstore. But now, thanks to co-founders Katie Terhune and Kacey Hruby Wyttenhove, Hopkins now has Cream & Amber, a locally-owned store that offers new and used books for sale, along with fresh, locally-roasted coffee and Minnesota-brewed beer.

“We have a love of reading, good beer and Minnesotan community. We saw an opportunity to strengthen the Hopkins community, which lacked a bookstore, by creating a space where you can grab a book in one hand and a dark roast, or stout, in the other,” says Terhune.

“Our mission is to bring people together to read more books, drink good beer and share in community and conversation. We look forward to meeting more of our neighbors and building relationships in the days and weeks to come,” says Hruby Wyttenhove.

Cream & Amber’s books include diverse genres and authors. There are six rotating beers on tap, as well as cans. The coffee and tea are sourced from St. Paul-based Bootstrap Coffee Roasters and Minneapolis-based Bingley’s Teas. Homemade paninis, salads and snacks are available for purchase.

Cream & Amber also offers the community a small group meeting room for groups of 10 to 12 free of cost. The room can be reserved through the Cream & Amber website.

The store will also hold regular community events, including author readings and a quarterly book trade-in day.

Cream & Amber
1605 Mainstreet


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