Bradley and Heather Atkinson, store owner and operators of Anchor Coffee House, began their business as a mobile coffee shop back in 2015.
As its popularity grew and patrons began asking where their café was located, the Atkinsons knew it was time to transition into a traditional storefront. The White Bear Lake-based couple chose to set up shop in its beloved hometown.
The cozy little shop offers big variety in caffeinated beverages. Options range from the White Bear Lake latte, made with maple syrup and cinnamon to the classic London Fog—steamed milk and Earl Grey tea. As the coffee drinks are made with freshly-roasted coffee beans, even a simple cup of java is rich in flavor.
While the coffee shop is local to White Bear Lake, the beans come from Northwoods Roasteries in Lindstrom, Minn., owned by family friend John Renaker.
“The Anchor Coffee House is a stand-alone store,” Atkinson says. “However, we affectionately think of it as Northwoods ‘brother’ shop.”
Anchor Coffee House