A new concept from Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels opened on Nicollet Mall. Photo by Eric Best

A new concept from Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels opened on Nicollet Mall. Photo by Eric Best

Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros. open new concept on Nicollet Mall

Updated: June 1, 2016 - 3:44 pm

The co-branded location opened in the former Vincent A Restaurant space.

A co-branded Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels concept has opened in the former Vincent A Restaurant space on Nicollet Mall.

caribou einstein web 2The shop, a concept called Coffee & Bagels, features coffee drinks from Caribou, food from Einstein and tea from Argo Tea. The space at the corner of Nicollet & 11th is the former home of chef Vincent Francoual’s longstanding French restaurant, which closed at the end of 2015.

The shop has a small bar with tea-based drinks on tap. It will see the additions of Caribou’s cold-press and Nitro coffee drinks later this year.caribou einstein web 1

The Coffee & Bagels concept has quickly grown to 27 locations across seven states since first being introduced last September. Caribou and Einstein plan to open three more Coffee & Bagels shops featuring all-natural tea brand Argo Tea in the Twin Cities this year.

The Coffee & Bagels location opened at 1100 Nicollet Ave. S. on June 1.