Patrick Wellin Position: Server Years in the industry: 3 Kramarczuk’s Minneapolis It’s difficult to say who my favorite regular is individually, but if I had to say my favorite clientele are the Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking regulars. It’s really cool to get exposure to and hear the exchange of languages in the place.
Jose Diaz Position: Cook Years in the industry: 15 Slice of New York Minneapolis I don’t know his name ... he always comes here and orders the meat lovers stromboli but he is always positive and is friendly to everyone working.
Shawn Person Position: Owner Years in the industry: 23 Roundtable Coffee Works St. Paul A big part of working a coffee shop is half of your customers are regulars ... but there is one guy who comes in who I see a lot of myself in. They are subdued and pleasant and so we get along pretty well. Then again, I know another customer who comes in and they are very different from me—they are very talkative and engaging and help me out in starting my day. I think there is something really special in serving customers who are able to help you out in a way.
Bee Grahm Position: Head barista Years in the industry: 6 Bob’s Java Hut Minneapolis Samir. He always orders a quad shot. Ask anyone here and they will probably also say that he is their favorite regular. He comes here every day and is just the most enthusiastic person. He is from Lebanon and moved here 20 years ago—sometimes he’ll come in with a bunch of vintage clothes and will just give them away to people working.
Taylor Donnelly Position: Barista Years in the industry: 5 Maeve’s Cafe Minneapolis Sarah. She’s my favorite regular—her daughter goes to school across the street so she comes in every morning and is always so happy and upbeat. She really takes care of everyone and is always in such a good mood that she puts everyone else in a good mood.