Northern Grounds coffee shop and wine bar has been serving up the best coffee, food, and wine on Sheridan Street, Ely since 2016. We thoughtfully prepare our food using quality ingredients, sourcing locally whenever possible. We host events like wine tasting and whiskey tasting with experts from around the country.

A Downtown Ely, Minnesota Staple

A favorite rest stop of BWCA travelers and gathering spot of locals, Northern Grounds has been serving up the best coffee, food and wine on Sheridan Street since ​2016. 

We're more than just a coffee and wine bar! Ely Wine society calls Northern Grounds home and hosts seasonal weekly wine tastings with experts from around the country and over 50 fine wines available by-the-glass at our wine bar. We thoughtfully prepare our food using quality ingredients, sourcing locally whenever possible. Our marketplace is full of unique gourmet ingredients, snacks, and desserts. We can host your next event in our beautifully renovated space with in-house catering and bartending.

Come gather with friends over a spirited coffee drink, pick up some bagged coffee before you head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or attend one of our events in Society Hall upstairs. 

We can't wait to see you! Contact us: meet@thenortherngrounds.com

Experience Ely's best fine wine only at Northern Grounds. We offer cocktails on tap, Ely's best fine wines, and spirited coffee. Our menu includes the largest by-the-glass fine wine selection north of the Twin Cities and thoughtfully prepared food for dining in or to go.
Northern Grounds hosts wine tasting and whiskey tasting events guided by in-house and guest experts with Ely Wine Society. We offer the largest fine wine by the glass menu north of the Twin Cities. Stop in for a glass of our Wine of the Month paired with a charcuterie board at our wine bar.
Book for an event at Northern Grounds. Northern Grounds can host your next event in our beautifully renovated space with in-house catering and bartending. Come gather with friends over a spirited coffee drink in our coffee bar, or enjoy our fine wine with one of our food accompaniments. We thoughtfully prepare our food using quality ingredients.
Northern Grounds has been serving up the best coffee, food, and wine on Sheridan Street, Ely since 2016. A favorite rest stop of BWCA travelers and gathering spot of locals, our menu includes the largest by-the-glass fine wine selection north of the Twin Cities and thoughtfully prepared food for dining in or to go.
Experience the aroma of Northern Grounds coffee shop's Freshly Roasted Single Origin Coffee. Our coffee roaster, Sam, roasts beans daily just down the street at our headquarters for use in our signature coffee and drinks and for purchase by the bag in-store or online.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Northern Grounds serves the best fine wine and other menus in Ely. Our menu includes the largest by-the-glass fine wine selection north of the Twin Cities and thoughtfully prepared food for dining in or take-out.

1

SUSTAINABILITY

We focus on the three pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and economic - to ensure a healthy business and natural world now and in the future. 

2

CURIOSITY

Exploration is curiosity in action, and we never stop exploring. We take the time to

explore new ideas and concepts, new ways of doing things, and the natural world around us.

3

DIVERSITY

Our strength lies in our differences. We believe in the power and strength of embracing and supporting diversity in our organization, those we serve, and our community.

4

HONESTY & TRUST

We trust our staff and customers, which helps build a business culture we all want to be a part of. Operating with honesty helps keep it that way. 

Looking for a fun and flexible place to work? 


We're always accepting resumes and often have open positions for:

BARTENDERS • BARISTAS • HOUSEKEEPING • GENERAL LABOR

"First job" applicants welcome, no experience necessary. Will train!

Email your resume to: info@jaspercompany.com

Come to Northern Grounds coffee bar and taste the deliciousness of our Freshly Roasted Single Origin Coffee. We also offer cocktails on tap, Ely's best fine wines, and spirited coffee.