This is my new favorite munchie in Longfellow. Sambusas at 1st Cup Cafe:
It’s a pastry . . . with meat! Love it. Kind of a Somali version of an empanada.
They come in two kinds: Meat & Fish.
1st Cup Cafe is located at 2740 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, which puts it between Cub & Target in the mixed retail/housing development in the north end of that lot.
They also make a great chai, have Orange Crush (harder to find with Clicquot gone), free WiFi, a meeting room for community events, and a large projection TV.
I imagine this is Longfellow’s largest East African hangout coffee shop. The menu and clientele reflect that. For me, it’s a new experience I’m really digging.