Informal Conversation Groups

Alliance Française hosts three informal conversation groups in the Twin Cities:

1. Petit Déj, every first Saturday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Alliance

2. Apéritif en français, every second Thursday of the month, 6 to 7:30 pm at the University Club in St Paul

3. À la Notre !, the last Sunday of the month, 2 to 5 pm at Meritage Restaurant in St Paul

We also host one monthly informal conversation group in Rochester:

Petit Déj, every first Saturday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 am at Old Abe Coffee Shop

Please note that Alliance Française does everything possible to provide a staff member who is a fluent French-speaker to guide the conversation at each of these groups, though there are some months when we are unable to attend!

Other informal French Conversation groups meet throughout the area. You are always welcome!

Every Monday

6:30 – 8:30pm

Nina’s Coffee Café, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul

Every Tuesday

12 – 1:30 pm

Lunds in Uptown, Community Room on Mezzanine, 1450 Lake Street, Minneapolis

6:30 – 8 pm

Open Book, 1011 S Washington Avenue, Minneapolis

Every Wednesday

6:30 – 8:30 pm (intermediate – advanced)

Caribou Coffee, 1127 Larpenteur Avenue W, Roseville

Every Thursday

6 – 9 pm

Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville

Every Saturday

10:15 am – 2 pm

Zoe’s Cafe, 821 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Please join the Facebook Group for updates, or email

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday

10 am

Hudson Bagel & Coffee, Carmichael Road and Vine Street, Hudson,Wisconsin