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Meeting venue in St. Paul

Is your book club looking for a new place to meet?  Perhaps your neighborhood group wants to gather near Como Park. Or maybe you volunteer at a nonprofit and you’d like to have a meeting at a coffee shop in St. Paul.  To support the community, Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center has free meeting rooms that small groups are welcome to use.  (However, please note that if you will be making a profit from the use of the rooms a small fee is required.)

There are three rooms—two that seat up to 40 people and one that seats up to 20.  You can visit the Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center website, blackbearcrossings.com, to reserve a room at no charge.

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Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center meeting room

Each of the community rooms contains a journal so that a living history may be recorded in the space.  The rooms are ideal for board meetings, book clubs, office retreats,workshops, and the like.

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Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center meeting room journal

In exchange for the free use of these rooms, Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center asks that people treat the space with respect, and do not bring in outside food or beverages due to insurance liability concerns and health regulations.  The café offers freshly brewed coffee (Oraganic & Fair Trade), lattes and specialty drinks as well as wine and beer.   Homemade foods include:  breakfast sandwiches, waffle, pastries and desserts, sandwiches, salads, soups & hand-tossed pizza.  Gluten free items are also available.! It truly is its own restaurant in St. Paul.

So the next time you’re trying to figure out where to meet up with a group, keep Black Bear Crossings in mind.  It’s a great spot, with historical character and gorgeous views.  Conveniently located between Minneapolis & St. Paul, with plenty of free parking.

Located in the historic Como Lakeside Pavilion in St. Paul, Minnesota, Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center manages one of the best coffee shops and gourmet cafés in St. Paul. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center also hosts music and events in the park, community meetings and is the ideal historic wedding venue in St. Paul.