A Guide to Amarillo Coffee Shops
Located in the Wolfin Square shopping center, Palace’s recently opened roastery is an aesthetically gifted hallmark among Amarillo coffee shops, by way of its classy modern ambiance infused with earthy hints of bohemian flair, lifted garage door that lets in fresh air and sunlight, abundant plush furnishings ranging from comfy couches to communal workbenches to bartops, and as if the place didn’t already have it all, a splendid craft cocktail lounge.
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 expansive masterpiece with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.
Roasters began in 1992 with the purpose of bringing freshly roasted coffee to the surrounding community, thirty years and a whole lot of tasty morning joe later, they’ve expanded to four locations! The Georgia Street store is conveniently situated just off I-40 and has plenty of wooden tabletops for getting work done, exposed brick surfaces, red accents, and a drive-thru.
Treat yourself to a slice of Amarillo’s vibrant arts scene when visiting the 806, which is snuggled among vintage storefronts lining Historic Route 66. In addition to offering fair-trade and organic coffees and teas, all-natural chais, and many other flavorful beverages, the folks behind the counter here procure art shows, live music performances, poetry slams, and a neat neighborhood gathering space suitable for just about any occasion.
The food menu is exclusively vegetarian, with many vegan options available, we’re talking fresh, all-natural, and organic munchies and dishes like pastries, bagel pizzas, homemade hummus, blue corn nachos, and their infamous vegan chili.
Near and dear to the heart of the medical district, Strata showcases a bright modern atmosphere underscored by art-adorned walls, large windows with natural sunlight pouring through, an abundance of seating arrangements, vibrant greenery, amenities for a productive cafe day, and the occasional live event. Their coffee gets meticulously roasted in-house, and should you meander on in at the tail end of an exhaustive work day, feel free to take a load off with a crisp craft beer or glass of wine.
One of the best destinations to get your caffeine fix on Amarillo’s stretch of Route 66! Rhymes aside, Coffee Fixx is a neat space with unique red, white, and black tones, wholesome vibes, cute potted plants, and vintage merch. Their breakfast fare may be one of the best-kept secrets around, whether going with a burrito, omelet, sandwich, or waffles, there’s really no wrong choice.
Five Senses serves locally roasted coffee, tasty lattes, delicious pastries, and amazing hot choco in a warm and welcoming setting with speedy WiFi, charging outlets, a full coffee bar, sofas, tables, and chairs – it’s great for meetings, studying, remote work, conversations, or just as a place to hang out and enjoy artisan java. If you are on the go they also have a quick and quality drive-thru!
Founded by an Amarillo native who spent time sipping his way through cafes across the west coast before ultimately bringing his own concept back home with him, Cliffside is a locally beloved drive-thru stand that has cupped over one million satisfying beverages since opening. Along with lattes, mochas, and cold brew, they’ve got red bull infusions, smoothies, and creamy frozen coffee blends for those hot summer days.
Nestled within a beautiful co-working space that offers flexible plans for hot desks all the way to the ability to rent your own private room or office, this quaint cafe maintains a tantalizing selection of thoughtfully crafted coffee beverages while also ensuring a rotating cast of excellence-oriented, motivated patrons. Love this quote from their Google description, it goes “Life is a grind stone. Whether it wears us down or polishes us up, is up to us.”
Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for more than 20 years. The menu features an array of specialty espresso beverages, single-origin coffee, fruit smoothies, Red Bull Infusions, Cold Brew, baked-from-scratch pastries, and savory breakfast options ranging from breakfast burritos to hot sandwiches. The Caramelicious is their signature drink, you can’t go wrong with ordering this rich, velvety, caramel gem.
This rapidly blossoming java business started out in 1998 as a single drive-thru coffeehouse in Bellevue, Nebraska clinging to the following principles: find a great location and stay committed to high-quality drinks, speed of service, and a BIG smile. Since those humble beginnings, Scooter’s has grown to over 300 locations in 21 states across the nation!
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company. For those java purists bewildered that I could include as large a chain as Dutch on this list of Amarillo coffee shops, please remember, they’re not very common elsewhere in the United States, so for visitors or newcomers, this energy-rich oasis in the sun will undoubtedly prove a sweet treat.
From early mornings to late nights, some heavenly beverages you may spot being served out of their pull-up window include specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas, and Blue Rebel energy drinks that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.
Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted – roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand, and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style. One more observation worth noting, their employees are relentlessly kind, attentive, and cheerful, at all times, never failing to look like they’re having the moment of their lives while on shift; super fun vibes!
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