24 Coffee Shops in America You Have to Visit

These quaint cafes have serious caffeine cred

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THE CHIPPED CUP

THE CHIPPED CUP
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Where: New York City
This quaint spot is worth the trek up to Harlem. The cafe has an adorable interior, lined with bookshelves and colorful chalkboards. But the real treat is the flower-filled outdoor garden, complete with seating in the back. chippedcupcoffee.com

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INDIE COFFEE

INDIE COFFEE
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Where: Madison, WI
Located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, locals know that this is the place to come for good coffee – and good house-made waffles. indiecoffee.net

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HARTFORD BAKING COMPANY

HARTFORD BAKING COMPANY
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Where: Hartford, CT
What's a cup of joe without a pastry alongside it? This spot bakes their treats – and breads – in-house daily. hartfordbaking.com

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RECESS COFFEE HOUSE

RECESS COFFEE HOUSE
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Where: Syracuse, NY
Tucked inside the first floor of a coverted house and filled with cozy chairs and couches, this cafe is the perfect place to curl up and escape the bitter Upstate New York winters. recesscoffee.com

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GRAHAM'S 318

GRAHAM'S 318
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Where: Geneva, IL
Not a coffee drinker? This popular spot has a pastry kitchen upstairs, where bakers prepare delightful cakes, muffins, croissants and more. The real decadence? Their homemade gelato. 318coffeehouse.com

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CAFE CRéME

CAFE CRéME
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Where: Austin, TX
Find lattes and breakfast tacos galore at this intimate coffee shop in the Texas capitol. cafecremeaustin.com

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TRYST

TRYST
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Where: Washington, D.C.
Settle into one of the many comfy chairs in this sprawling cafe for a cup of coffee and a waffle in the morning – or a cocktail and cheese board at night during their live jazz nights. trystdc.com

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ESPRESSO CIELO

ESPRESSO CIELO
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Where: Los Angeles, CA
Be sure to order their speciality latte, which arrives piping hot in their signature blue cups. espressocielo.com

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OMI'S COFFEE SHOP

OMI'S COFFEE SHOP
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Where: Portland, ME
This organic roaster is completely female-run and operated. And, hipsters, rejoice: Their drinks are served in adorable mason jars – there's even a go-to jar when you have a need for speed. Omi's Coffee Shop on Facebook

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KALADI COFFEE ROASTERS

KALADI COFFEE ROASTERS
Courtesy Kaladi Coffee Roasters

Where: Denver
Kaladi's two founders started their Colorado coffee house to get back to Fluid-bed Air Roasting technique of creating coffee. Today, they're famous for their espresso, which you can find at a number of shops in Colorado. However, there's something special about enjoying it in their original wood-paneled shop. kaladicoffee.com

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BREAK ESPRESSO

BREAK ESPRESSO
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Where: Missoula, MT
This is where Missoula residents head to take a break with a cup of coffee or a smoothie. Break Espresso Missoula on Facebook

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LEMONJELLO'S COFFEE

LEMONJELLO'S COFFEE
Courtesy Lemonjello's Coffee

Where: Holland, MI
The coffee is good at this popular hangout, but so are their smoothies and fruit-flavored iced chais. lemonjellos.com

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FLOUR BAKERY

FLOUR BAKERY
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Where: Boston
This cafe is heavy on the sweet treats – their menu offers tarts, pies, cookies, and even makes wedding cakes. Can't enough of their pastries during business hours? Enroll in one of their baking classes to make them yourself. flourbakery.com

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BEEHIVE COFFEEHOUSE

BEEHIVE COFFEEHOUSE
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Where: Pittsburgh, PA
This coffeehouse is small, but packs a lot of color into its interior. Hand-painted flowers and faces line the walls, and the ceiling is covered in clouds. beehivebuzz.com

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THE SECOND WIND

THE SECOND WIND
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Where: Norman, OK
This non-profit coffee house sits on the campus of University of Oklahoma, serving as a venue for open mic nights, benefit concerts, and lectures from on-campus professors. thesecondwind.org

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THE COFFEE BAR

THE COFFEE BAR
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Where: Washington, D.C.
This coffee shop is so dog-friendly that they have an Instagram account dedicated to their canine visitors. thecoffeebardc.com

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URBAN STANDARD

URBAN STANDARD
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Where: Birmingham, AL
Brick walls, mismatched furniture, string lights, and electric artwork creates this coffee shop's cool vibe.
urbanstandard.net

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BARISTA PARLOR

BARISTA PARLOR
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Where: Nashville
Long barn tables and hanging lights turn this converted garage into a coffee-drinker's paradise. baristaparlor.com

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SUMP COFFEE

SUMP COFFEE
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Where: St. Louis, MO
Coffee lovers should put this coffee shop on their bucket list. The man who roasts their coffee is a Berkeley-educated chemist who creates each blend with a purpose – customers are encouraged not to add any extra milk or sugar, to taste each cup just as it is. sumpcoffee.com

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THE LAUGHING GOAT

THE LAUGHING GOAT
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Where: Boulder, CO

Get a taste of local flavor: The coffee house offers beans from a local Denver roaster, as well as hosts open mic nights and live jazz performances featuring neighborhood musicians.

thelaughinggoat.com

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CAFE INTERMEZZO

CAFE INTERMEZZO
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Where: Atlanta
This southern storefront has an authentic Austrian coffeehaus vibe, and will make you feel like you're Vienna (without the passport stamp or the long flight. cafeintermezzo.com

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BOURGEOIS PIG

BOURGEOIS PIG
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Where: Chicago
This four-story spot in the Lincoln Park neighborhood feels more like your grandmother's living room than it does an urban coffee shop. bpigcafe.com

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KAFEIN

KAFEIN
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Where: Evanston, IL
This college-town coffee shop stays open way late (midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends). If you're not in the mood for a jolt of caffeine, choose one of their milkshakes, pies, cakes and even pot brownies (with "if only" as the price tag). kafeincoffee.com

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PHIL'Z COFFEE

PHIL'Z COFFEE
Courtesy Phil'z Coffee

Where: San Francisco
A staple beverage for Silicon Valley tech tycoons, each cup has a "secret ingredient," which they're not revealing. It's made the store so popular, a number of locations have sprouted up throughout California. However, the original location is worth a visit: It's filled with cozy couches, wooden chairs, and walls covered in murals of trees and clouds. philzcoffee.com

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