In early 2023, the former Misfit Coffee space on 24th and Lyndale will be home to SK Coffee, a farmer-focused coffee company that has roots in Whittier.

SK Coffee’s strategy was never to open a coffee shop, with one exception. If they could find, and I quote, “something like the Misfit shop,” SK Coffee co-owner Sam Kjellberg said. It was a pipe dream and nothing they took seriously. Until Misfit closed this fall.

Kjellberg and co-owners Jeffrey Sugerman and Nate Broadbridge were so excited to see the shop available that they tracked down the landlord when they couldn’t get a hold of the Misfit owners. The contract was officially signed last week.

A sign posted to Misfit's former space in October offering a ready-to-go coffee shop.

SK Coffee is collectively stoked.

“Misfit has this really sick spot,” Kjellberg said. “It’s been a coffee shop for 30 years.”

Plus, Whittier used to be SK Coffee’s home. The subscription-based coffee company operated out of the now-closed Salty Tart bakery (2940 Harriet Ave.). Co-owner Broadbridge lives in Whittier, too.  

The SK Coffee owners are currently spending time reworking the space and they hope to be open in February.

Kjellberg said he is really thrilled to be coming back to Minneapolis. Even though SK Coffee’s main focus is not running coffee shops, they do have a small coffee bar at the Vandalia Tower in Saint Paul, which won Star Tribune’s Readers’ Choice award for best coffee shop in 2021.

You can learn more about SK Coffee on their website.