The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America
Barista is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

1. Barista

9.3
539 NW 13th Ave (at NW Hoyt St), Portland, OR
Coffee Shop · Pearl · 109 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Called a “revolutionary shop” by Feast Portland co-founder Mike Thelin, this trio of coffee shops not surprisingly also has some of the “best baristas around.” En savoir plus .

Barista Parlor is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

2. Barista Parlor

8.8
519B Gallatin Ave (Calvin Ave), Nashville, TN
Coffee Shop · Lockeland Springs · 135 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Barista Parlor uses beans from a variety of roasters in a variety of brewing methods. Accompanying the coffees are plenty of eats like housemade biscuits, sandwiches and a bourbon buttermilk waffle. En savoir plus .

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

3. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

9.4
5627 La Jolla Blvd (btwn Chelsea & Bird Rock Ave), La Jolla, CA
Coffee Shop · Bird Rock · 88 conseils et avis

EaterEater: While the highlight is their dedication to sourcing the best beans in the most ethical of ways, they also have a quaint shop in which to drink it. En savoir plus .

Blacksmith is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

4. Blacksmith

9.2
1018 Westheimer Rd (at Waugh Dr), Houston, TX
Coffee Shop · Neartown - Montrose · 103 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The fluffy homemade biscuits, Vietnamese steak and eggs, and plenty of parking makes this coffeeshop the gold standard in Houston. En savoir plus .

Blue Bottle Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

5. Blue Bottle Coffee

9.4
315 Linden St (btwn Gough & Octavia St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Hayes Valley · 243 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Hugh Acheson says that it’s one of the best, noting the “line is long, but the coffee is worth it.” He also gives “mega props to a growing empire” where all coffee is sold at the peak of freshness. En savoir plus .

Boxcar Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

6. Boxcar Coffee Roasters

9.3
1825 Pearl St, Boulder, CO
Coffee Shop · Central Boulder · 79 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Beans are roasted in small batches using a 1929 German-built roaster that resides in one of the Denver cafes. Boxcar developed a special method of brewing called Boilermakr.

Cafe Grumpy is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

7. Cafe Grumpy

8.9
193 Meserole Ave (at Diamond St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenpoint · 107 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This coffee shop eventually grew to include several locations as well as an in­house roastery as of 2009—plus its own role in HBO’s Girls. The staff includes three certified Q Graders. En savoir plus .

Caffe Streets is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

8. Caffe Streets

9.0
1750 W Division St (btwn Wood St. & Hermitage Ave.), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Wicker Park · 68 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Here you'll find single­-origin espressos from a Synesso Hydra machine, pour overs, Syphon and Eva Solo­ prepared cups with various cold brew options that emerge from their multi­roaster format. En savoir plus .

Ceremony Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

9. Ceremony Coffee Roasters

8.0
90 Russell St, Annapolis, MD
Coffee Shop · 15 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The descriptions of coffees from Ceremony are more nuanced than any wine tasting notes using terms like “soft pear acidity” and “nougat aromatics” to convey the subtleties in each varietal. En savoir plus .

Cognoscenti Coffee Bar is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

10. Cognoscenti Coffee Bar

8.5
6114 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
Coffee Shop · McManus · 40 conseils et avis

EaterEater: “The sleepy coffee hollow of Culver City is now awake,” says coffeetographer Chérmelle Edwards. And that it is after a visit to this modern, minimal space brought to life by a former architect. En savoir plus .

Colectivo Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

11. Colectivo Coffee

9.1
2999 N Humboldt Blvd (at E Chambers St), Milwaukee, WI
Coffee Shop · Riverwest · 67 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This local roaster has been commended for their commitment to quality sourcing, environmentally friendly practices, and onsite roasting at their new headquarters which is part roastery and part cafe. En savoir plus .

Cultivar Coffee Bar & Roaster is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

12. Cultivar Coffee Bar & Roaster

8.6
1155 Peavy Rd (Garland Rd & Peavy Rd), Dallas, TX
Coffee Shop · East Dallas · 26 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The owners are self-proclaimed “OCD” about the preparation of their carefully selected and roasted beans, making for plenty of single-origin coffees and consistently well-pulled espressos. En savoir plus .

Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

13. Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

8.6
508 Austin Ave, Waco, TX
Coffee Shop · Brazos · 20 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Sprudge calls it “nothing short of extraordinary." The titular dichotomy comes in when the added elements of liquor, beer & wine enter the equation, making for a double throw down of excellent drinks. En savoir plus .

Barismo is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

14. Barismo

7.7
364 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Coffee Shop · Mid-Cambridge · 63 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This coffee shop is owned and operated by local coffee roaster, Barismo, which focuses on small batches of sustainably sourced coffees for both wholesale accounts as well as brewing in dwelltime. En savoir plus .

Elemental Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

15. Elemental Coffee Roasters

9.1
815 N Hudson Ave (at 8th), Oklahoma City, OK
Coffee Shop · Downtown Oklahoma City · 57 conseils et avis

EaterEater: In conjunction with their retail outlet is Elemental’s coffeeshop which serves the full array of espresso-based drinks made with their roasts, plus food and chocolate from local purveyors. En savoir plus .

Espresso Vivace is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

16. Espresso Vivace

9.2
532 Broadway E (at E Republican St), Seattle, WA
Coffee Shop · Capitol Hill · 158 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This 1988-established coffee legend is “sweet espresso perfection with the most beautiful foam,” according to Atlas Coffee Importers’ Karen Kazmierzcak. En savoir plus .

Everyman Espresso is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

17. Everyman Espresso

8.7
136 E 13th St (at 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 202 conseils et avis

EaterEater: "I love this place,” says Hugh Acheson, adding “They’re total pros. No BS. Just great coffee.” Serving Counter Culture roasts paired with local dairy, it’s a simple shop with simply great coffee. En savoir plus .

Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

18. Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar

8.9
1726 20th St NW (btwn R & S St NW), Washington, D.C.
Coffee Shop · Dupont Circle · 127 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The intimate atmosphere, the roasted beans from Annapolis neighbors, Ceremony, and an array of preparations make it essential to the D.C. coffee scene. En savoir plus .

Four Barrel Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

19. Four Barrel Coffee

9.3
375 Valencia St (btwn 14th St & 15th St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 499 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The quality begins with Four Barrel’s commitment to sourcing beans in a sustainable, ethical manner. It comes to fruition in their cozy cafes, which are sans Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and soy milk. En savoir plus .

George Howell Coffee Co. is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

20. George Howell Coffee Co.

8.7
311 Walnut St (Madison Ave), Newtonville, MA
Café · Newtonville · 39 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The highly revered coffee can be found at their fairly new cafe/coffee lab just outside of Boston and in fine establishments across the country, including Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South in Atlanta. En savoir plus .

Go Get Em Tiger is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

21. Go Get Em Tiger

8.7
230 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Shop · Windsor Square · 84 conseils et avis

EaterEater: If you’d like to order your coffee like you order your cocktails, belly up to the bar at Go Get Em Tiger. The coffee is made with quality beans from roasters like Heart, 49th Parallel & George Howell. En savoir plus .

Heart Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

22. Heart Coffee Roasters

8.8
2211 E Burnside St (at NE 22nd Ave), Portland, OR
Coffee Shop · Kerns · 79 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This Portland roaster/duo of cafes is one by which many others are measured. Why is that? Because they have a primary “focus on taste, quality, & clarity” where one-size-fits-all labels don’t apply. En savoir plus .

Houndstooth Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

23. Houndstooth Coffee

9.1
4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120 (at 43rd St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Rosedale · 113 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Sprudge “humbly” considers Houndstooth to be among the “the best multiroaster cafes in the United States." Excellent baristas & great service round out the argument that all the fawning is warranted. En savoir plus .

Intelligentsia Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

24. Intelligentsia Coffee

9.2
3123 N Broadway St (at W Barry Ave), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Lake View East · 111 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Erin Meister said it best: “You don't have to be intelligent to love this coffee, but you definitely are intelligent if you do." En savoir plus .

Joule Coffee & Table is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

25. Joule Coffee & Table

223 S Wilmington St (Btwn E Hargett St and E Martin St), Raleigh, NC
Coffee Shop · Central Raleigh · 75 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The food menu is just as exciting as the coffee with poutine, roasted tomato BLTs and twice-cooked grits among the intriguing selections. The cocktail, wine and beer list ensures its well-roundedness. En savoir plus .

Madcap Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

26. Madcap Coffee

8.8
98 Monroe Center St NW (at Ottawa Ave NW), Grand Rapids, MI
Coffee Shop · Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids · 104 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Madcap is a big deal. The majority of their coffee focus is on roasting & fostering relationships with coffee growers around the world, which is done by visiting farms, no matter how remote. En savoir plus .

Milstead & Co. is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

27. Milstead & Co.

9.4
754 N 34th St (btwn Fremont & Troll Ave), Seattle, WA
Coffee Shop · Fremont · 128 conseils et avis

EaterEater: “They’re serious about extraction,” says Atlas Coffee Importers’ Karen Kazmierzcak. In those extractions are what Kazmierzcak thinks are the “best coffees from multiple roasters." En savoir plus .

Octane Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

28. Octane Coffee

9.1
1009 Marietta St NW (at Howell Mill Rd. NW), Atlanta, GA
Coffee Shop · Marietta Street Artery · 239 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Their selections include the full array of espresso-based drinks - some of them sweetened with housemade chocolate, caramel and vanilla syrups, plus single-origin French press and pour overs. En savoir plus .

Oddly Correct Coffee Bar is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

29. Oddly Correct Coffee Bar

8.4
3940 Main St (at Westport Rd), Kansas City, MO
Coffee Shop · Old Westport · 48 conseils et avis

EaterEater: They deliver fresh coffee of the week to subscribers via bicycle inside their hometown of Kansas City. En savoir plus .

Panther Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

30. Panther Coffee

9.3
2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Coffee Shop · Wynwood Arts District · 287 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Competition-level baristas—including Camila Ramos, who recently won first place in the Big Eastern SE Barista Competition—and great house-roasted coffees are hallmarks at this duo of Miami shops. En savoir plus .

Parlor Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

31. Parlor Coffee

84 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 25 conseils et avis

EaterEater: It’s in the back of a barbershop in Williamsburg, so there’s that; but consider the fact that Adam Goldberg of A Life Worth Eating calls it the “most promising micro-roaster in NYC” at the moment. En savoir plus .

Peace Coffee Shop is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

32. Peace Coffee Shop

9.3
3262 Minnehaha Ave (at E 33rd St), Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · Longfellow · 50 conseils et avis

EaterEater: What started in 1996 as an import arm of the IATP has blossomed into a full blown roasting operation and coffeeshop also run by the non-profit organization.

Ritual Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

33. Ritual Coffee Roasters

9.0
1026 Valencia St (btwn 21st & Hill St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 307 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Coffee professional Erin Meister wrote, “Their focus on the beans rather than the roast or even necessarily the barista were a sort of turning-point for a lot of other coffee companies.” En savoir plus .

Spitfire Coffee is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

34. Spitfire Coffee

9.0
627 Saint Peter St, La Nouvelle-Orléans, LA
Coffee Shop · French Quarter · 103 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Hugh Acheson was happy to find “really great coffee in a coffee desert.” The French Quarter makes for a charming locale to enjoy a pour over from Orleans Coffee Exchange, Conundrum or Panther Coffee. En savoir plus .

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

35. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

9.0
4525 SE Division St (at SE 45th Ave), Portland, OR
Coffee Shop · Richmond · 42 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Hugh Acheson refers to it as “ground zero,” and coffee professional Erin Meister insists it “was definitely one of the leaders among roasters elevating the craft of coffee to a new level.” En savoir plus .

Ultimo Coffee @ Brew is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

36. Ultimo Coffee @ Brew

8.9
1900 S 15th St (at Mifflin St.), Philadelphie, PA
Coffee Shop · Point Breeze · 51 conseils et avis

EaterEater: “This is hands-down one of my favorite coffee shops in the country,” says coffee professional/writer, Erin Meister. “Aaron Ultimo's shop was definitely a turning-point in the Philly coffee scene...” En savoir plus .

Verve Coffee Roasters is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

37. Verve Coffee Roasters

9.5
104 Bronson St #19 (Hall), Santa Cruz, CA
Coffee Shop · Eastside · 25 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Verve is known for sourcing some of the highest quality coffee beans from around the world & roasting them to coax the nuances out of each one. Magic happens in their 1965 German-made Probat roaster. En savoir plus .

Victrola Cafe and Roastery is one of The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America.

38. Victrola Cafe and Roastery

9.0
310 E Pike St (at Minor Ave), Seattle, WA
Coffee Shop · Capitol Hill · 114 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The mix of comfortable 1920s-inspired cafes and carefully roasted beans have proven a successful combination. Atlas Coffee Importers’ Karen Kazmierczak says the coffee is “well sourced & prepared.” En savoir plus .