Northern Grounds opened its Downtown Ely, Minn. location in December of 2016.

We share our passion for roasted coffee, craft beers and fine wines while providing the highest level of customer service to our guests. We serve our own fresh roasted beans in all our coffee and espresso beverages.


NG offers homemade cocktails on tap, along with a variety of local craft beers. Largest Wine by-the-glass menu north of the twin cities. 

Starting in 2019, we are proud to be the first venue in Ely offer on and off sale purchase of all fine wines and Minnesota distilled spirits served at the bar. 


Northern Grounds is owned and operated by the Jasper Company. Owned by Joan, Don and Cindy Beans and run with the dedication of many invaluable team members.

Cindy was raised in Ely with fond memories of getting raspberry chocolate chip scones and hot chocolate before school from the original Northern Grounds (located a crosswalk and 2 doors down Central from current location). A local favorite, which closed its doors in the early 2000s has been resurrected into something a little different but a gathering place downtown, all the same. Drawing is one of Ely legend, Jackpine Bob Cary's.



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(218) 365-6010


2 W. Sheridan St.

Ely, Minn. 55731