A Guide to Bozeman Coffee Shops
Nestled inside a century-old building on historic Main Street – which boasts independent theaters, book stores, boutiques, restaurants, and even a record store – this hallmark among Bozeman coffee shops features original rustic maple floors and a pressed tin ceiling above, along with an abundance of seating arrangements, walls showcasing a well-curated selection of art pieces, and the occasional live music performance. Their gourmet coffee beans are custom roasted by partner roasters, and when it comes to food, the kitchen crew at Wild Joe*s cooks up fantastic breakfast burritos, paninis, soups, and baked goods.
While a better environment for productivity would be difficult to imagine, aside from optimum functionality, the attention to detail that has gone into designing this welcoming abode with a delightful balance of old-world charm and modern utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.
Born in the mountains and tucked away on the Northside of Bozeman in the beautiful Mill District, Treeline’s roasting facility offers visitors an aesthetically gifted, bright open atmosphere with a stunning barista bar, petite but cozy lounge area, jewelry and handmade goods from local artists, and the ability to reserve a table during business hours for meetings and co-working.
Between the intimately sourced, intentionally roasted java beans, rotating selection of pour-overs, java flights, and fresh Colombian arepas and waffles, this is one unique experience coffee connoisseurs of all levels will appreciate!
Near and dear to the heart of downtown, Zocalo serves artisan coffee, crisp craft beer, and fine wine amidst chic vintage digs accentuated by exposed brick surfaces, ample furnishings, lush verdure, creative expression adorned walls, and a neat little upstairs loft.
Though Ghost Town’s primary facility can be found on the North-East side, they do have a cafe situated at the corner base of an upscale apartment building at the intersection of Black Ave and Olive Street. The cute shop is an inviting destination to enjoy a mug filled to the brim with soul-stirring morning joe, meet with friends, or set up at a window seat and let the world pass on by as you get some work done.
Snuggled amidst the gorgeous buildings lining Main Street, Rockford’s glass storefront offers patrons unmatched views of the hustle and bustle of downtown, along with plenty of wooden tabletops and workbenches for sitting back and sipping on fresh java that’s been expertly roasted in-house. Whether you’d like to silently work amidst the subtle charm of a cozy neighborhood gathering place, flip through the pages of your favorite novel, or keep an eye on the window to see who else so fortuitously happens to be walking around this mountainous settlement, whatever the case may be, Rockford has got you covered.
The Gallatin Valley was once known as the “pea capital of the nation,” producing 75% of America’s crop, the structure The Daily is housed within and the surrounding campus was formerly responsible for canning the 13,000 cases of peas being produced per day. Beyond breathing new life into what’s since been dubbed the Cannery District, the friendly folks behind the counter here pour a lot of love into serving sustainably sourced and meticulously roasted espresso and coffee, as well as fresh grab & go breakfast and lunch options and a tasty variety of pastries baked in-house from scratch. With gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options available, there are treats for everyone to enjoy.
A stone’s toss from Montana State University, International Coffee Traders is a locally owned cafe offering students and visitors alike craft coffee, good eats, and good times. They take pride in every espresso shot and cup of joe brewed, micro-roasting each batch on-site using carefully selected organic, single-origin beans from around the world. Along with speedy Wi-Fi, freshly prepared snacks, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, this gem among Bozeman coffee shops has the perfect setting for a productive study hour or hanging out with friends.
The bakers here start their morning around 3:00 am, baking from scratch a daily assortment of scrumptious pastries destined to compliment Cafe M’s coffees, single origin espresso, nitro coffee, and thoughtfully crafted lattes. Located across the street from the Bozeman Public Library and across the parking lot from Montana Ale Works, the shop is spacious and provides ample comfy furnishing and a large umbrella-shaded patio on the southwest corner of the building.
Founded by Bozeman natives, Cold Smoke is a cozy timberland-themed java retreat with sturdy wooden tabletops, booths, an armchair encircled fireplace, and amenities for a productive cafe day. Rest assured, every cup of coffee has been carefully roasted and comes from the highest quality farms worldwide, that being said, they are able to offer a range of single-origin coffees and custom blended espressos.
Essy’s Coffee and Frozen Yogurt is currently transitioning to Essy’s Coffee Beer and Wine and they are temporarily closed for renovations. For updates on this next big adventure, and when they may be open again, check out their Facebook Page.
Considering they operate several coffee shops in Bozeman, and plenty more throughout Montana, you’ve probably already spotted a City Brew near you, many stores offer guests a reliable work and gathering space with tables to sit down at and stay awhile, while others are more grab & go oriented. When it comes to java, the team here creates distinctive blends full of flavor and aroma at their new state-of-the-art roasting facility in Kalispell.
If you enjoyed this guide to the best coffee shops in Bozeman, check out our list of the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Billings!
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