Now Open: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Summer is always sweeter with a refreshing drink. This summer in particular may be the sweetest I’ve had in a long time, thanks in part to Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s newest location off of Highway 7 in St. Louis Park, MN. I was fortunate enough to snag VIP coupons from the company and check it out this month. And let me say, the place is poppin’!

Watermelon Mojito Smoothie - Tropical Smoothie Cafe

I tried the Watermelon Mojito smoothie and I have to give it 5/5 stars.

It’s a satisfying combination of watermelon, strawberry, lime, and mint—and it basically made my tastebuds explode. The service was quick, the atmosphere was clean, and (bonus!) they have free WiFi.

Now Open: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

I’m excited to make this a regular stop throughout the rest of the summer. From my spot in NE Minneapolis, it only took about 20 minutes (with awful, summer construction-induced traffic) to arrive at TSC. And, parking is free! (Anyone in Minneapolis knows if there’s free parking available, you have to take advantage of it).

As I sat in the back corner with my laptop and smoothie in hand, I was surprised by the amount of foot traffic I encountered! From what I can tell, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is already a favorite in St. Louis Park, whose residents stop by for a smoothie and sandwich on their lunch break. (Did I mention they have sandwiches, too?)

Bonus: Tropical Smoothie Cafe is committed to the greater good. The first thing I noticed walking in was a sign on the door encouraging customers to donate to Camp Sunshine, a retreat for families whose children are experiencing life-threatening illnesses.

OK, so, I get a delicious combination of summer flavors, great atmosphere (including a fan-freaking-tastic playlist), AND I get to help a family in need? I promise I’m not trying to come across like a salesperson, but this place is seriously great! (And judging by the line I see at the cash register right now, I’m not the only one who thinks so). Next on my list? I HAVE to try the Chia Banana Boost!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe - St. Louis Park, Minnesota