While taking in the night life with my Mom and sister, Heather, we scoured Downtown Rochester, Minnesota looking for caffeine. Enter Café Steam. A locally-owned coffee shop that opened in January of 2015, ‘Steam’ is the perfect place to escape the fall chill with a hot apple cider, bravely take in the icy Arnold Palmer or the always popular, warms-your-tired-morning pour over. Showcasing local artists and musicians, Steam is just a stones throw from the Mayo Clinic. It is the quintessential neighborhood coffee shop where you might see people grading papers, some studying (lots it tables and outlets for laptops!), a few commiserating about their day with their best friends, all while live Americana music plays in the background. If you are in or are planning to be in the Rochester, Minnesota area, I highly recommend stopping by for a latte!