10 Cool Coffee Shops Across the U.S.

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Dark Horse Coffee Roasters | San Diego, California

This San Diego-born coffee shop – Dark Horse Coffee Roasters – has since expanded throughout Orange County and into Kaua’i, focused on direct-trade coffees and close relationships with farmers around the world. The result is a delicious cup of drip coffee served in industrial-chic digs.


Onyx Coffee Lab | Rogers, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas now has four outposts of its award-winning Onyx Coffee Lab, starting with the HQ in Rogers that doubles as its barista training facility. As its name suggests, coffee is a science here, the experiment begins with traveling around the world sourcing the best, then roasting it in-house until the profiles are just right.


The Coffee House at Second and Bridge | Franklin, Tennessee

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Downtown Franklin, Tennessee, is packed with historic homes-turned-businesses, and the Coffee House at Second and Bridge fits right in. The home was first built in 1904, now serving as a hotspot for caffeine, coworking, and conversation across its converted rooms and porches.

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Beyu Caffē | Durham, North Carolina

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North Carolina’s local chain, Beyu Caffē, is about community just as much as it is about coffee. The soulful Durham location is a locally-loved hotspot for connecting or plugging in, now offering several signature blends to take home with proceeds supporting the fight against food insecurity through the Beyu Food Project.


Shaded Bloom Coffee House | Lake Orion, Michigan

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If the cozy interiors don’t make you a fan of Orion Township’s Shaded Bloom Coffee House, your cup surely will. The family-owned shop is committed to ethically-sourced beans for a variety of brews each paying homage to their home country – like the Colombia El Mirador and the Ethiopia Bombe.


Strange Brew Coffeehouse | Starkville, Mississippi

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The only thing better than the coffee at this Mississippi shop is the marquee sign out front. Located at the entrance of the Mississippi State University campus, the ever-changing Strange Brew sign hurls witty phrases and light-hearted mockery toward visiting college teams and neighboring businesses, much to the delight of college students and small town residents.

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Clerks | Charleston, South Carolina

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A stay at a boutique hotel is always made better by a charming coffee shop onsite, and that’s just what you’ll find at the Emeline in Charleston. The cozy, muted interiors at Clerks are perfect for plugging in and fueling up before setting out for a day spent wandering the city’s picturesque streets.


Red Bay Coffee | Oakland, California

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While Red Bay Coffee storefronts and pop-ups may be contained to Oakland and San Francisco (and even Facebook’s Menlo Park HQ), fear not, the high-grade coffee ships nationwide. From artist and entrepreneur Keba Konte, we love that Red Bay is committed to inclusive employment, community events, and empowering local growers.


Persephone Bakery | Jackson, Wyoming

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A 2020 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Pastry Chef semi-finalist, Jackson’s Persephone Bakery is a stunning French-inspired spot for a sweet treat alongside your coffee. Persephone serves Overview coffee, which is produced by regenerative-organic agriculture to help stabilize farming communities and reverse climate change.

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%Arabica Coffee | Brooklyn, New York

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Founder Kenneth Shoji’s dream began by purchasing a coffee farm in Hawaii, and has since grown to dozens of locations around the world. The Kyoto-based %Arabica Coffee has now found a home in Brooklyn (Dumbo, to be exact). In addition to incredible coffee, this location also has stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan.

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