Our Story

Why "Silver Fern"

Silver Fern brings the quaint cafe culture of New Zealand and Australia to Minneapolis with healthy scratch-made food and baked goods, delicious craft espresso drinks, and a purposefully curated wine list. We focus on using fresh and local ingredients, provide vegan and gluten-free offerings, and emphasize community, conversation, and connection. With a seamless transition from a morning coffee shop cafe to a wine bar with small plates, charcuterie, and non-alcoholic beverages in the evenings, there is something for everyone at any time of day.

We aim to cultivate deeper connections between people by sharing our love of delicious food, craft coffee, and exceptional wine. We uphold our core values of quality, community, inclusivity, and sustainability in hopes that every customer who walks in the door should leave feeling just a little better.


From the ingredients we source to the packaging we use, our commitment to the planet and our people is real. We use compostable cups, lids, straws and to-go containers, paper bags, reusable utensils, plates, and mugs for dine-in customers, and have metal straws and reusable mugs for sale. We compost and recycle our coffee grounds back to local gardeners for use in their gardens and compost piles; worms and the planet thank us! We are proud to partner with Tinyfootprint Coffee, the world's first carbon-negative roastery. When you drink our coffee, you are planting trees. With projects that support reforestation, habitat protection, and removing carbon from the atmosphere, Tiny Footprint Coffee takes sustainability to the next level, one tasty sip at a time.

Core Values

Silver Fern values the quality of our coffee, food, wine, and service. We prioritize sourcing the best ingredients from farmers, producers, and importers who share our values of caring for people and the planet.

Silver Fern is a neighborhood cafe dedicated to serving our customers and our community with authenticity. We partner with local small businesses both to bring the freshest ingredients possible to our customers and to invest in our community.

Silver Fern is an inclusive and inviting space where all are welcome. We focus on foods and beverages that are delicious and inclusive of many dietary restrictions and preferences.

Care for People
Silver Fern believes in the power of caring for people. We strive to treat our guests, team members, community, and partners with fairness, empathy, respect, and kindness. We prioritize creating a positive work environment, encouraging growth and success, and fairly compensating our team.

Silver Fern is committed to environmentally-sustainable operations. We use ethically-sourced and sustainable products, minimize waste, and reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible.