Best cafe spots in America

There are endless debates on the best cafe spots in America. The west coast has amazing coffee, while the east coast is full of charming breakfast places. So, what’s a foodie to do? We did some digging and found the best cafe spots in every state. Whether you’re looking for a quick caffeine fix or a leisurely brunch, these cafes will not disappoint. Bon appetit!

Chicago, Illinois:

Every Chicagoan knows that the first stop after checking into a hotel should be Intelligentsia Coffee. The award-winning roasters produce some of the best coffee in the country, and their food is just as good.

Nashville, Tennessee:

Since opening in 2009, Barista Parlor has garnered quite the following. The combination coffee/bike shop/bar is perfect if you want to enjoy your caffeine buzz while getting some work done or checking out new rides. Order a panini or one of their incredible macarons if you get hungry. This is just one place that Nashville has to offer.

Boise, Idaho:

At Common Grounds, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and free internet – it’s the new American dream! The hip cafe is inviting for those looking to read or study. In the afternoon, they serve beer and wine if you’d like to take your caffeine buzz up a notch.

Orange County, California:

The historic and charming Tustin Coffee Co. has been in business in the same spot for over 40 years. It is a great spot to stop in when driving down Route 1, but locals say it’s even better on a rainy day!

There are so many other options here. Just search the cafe near me online and find a place that looks good to you! You’ll be sipping great coffee and eating great food in no time.

Washington DC:

If you work in downtown DC and need a caffeine fix, The Coupe is the place to go. The cafe has limited indoor seating but makes up for it with charming outdoor seating – perfect for enjoying your coffee on a nice day! They also have bananas foster waffles if you don’t feel like having caffeine.

Madison, Wisconsin:

The best part of any trip to Madison is stopping by the Memorial Union Terrace to enjoy a delicious drink. From smoothies to coffee and tea, you can get all your favorite drinks here. They also have a great selection of cheeses available for purchase!

Louisville, Kentucky:

If you’re in Louisville for biking, coffee, or brunch (or all three), Blue Dog is the place for you. The menu is simple and to the point, with staples like oatmeal and French toast available.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

Imagine you’re sitting outside on a warm summer day, sipping coffee (or wine) and watching the passersby. Now imagine that’s possible at 10 am. If this sounds like your dream come true, head to Legume for their Saturday/Sunday brunch.

Portland, Oregon:

Portland is known for being incredibly coffee-obsessed, but it’s also #1 in bagels! Visit Stumptown Coffee to enjoy their cold brews and out-of-this-world avocado toast.

Seattle, Washington:

Coffee is serious business in Seattle, and Herkimer doesn’t disappoint. The cafe has amazing baked goods that pair perfectly with the beans they use to make their coffee.