A Guide to El Paso Coffee Shops
This gem among El Paso coffee shops offers guests a bright modern ambiance accentuated by subtle bohemian elements, ample furnishings, cute plants, a greyscale honeycomb tile wrapped front counter, and amenities for a productive cafe day. District’s picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to diligently crafted, rewardingly delicious signature beverages like the cinnamon-sweetened Churro Latte and District Latte, which consists of coconut, chocolate, and two shots of espresso.
Near and dear to the heart of downtown, the folks at Coffee Box serve locals and tourists alike premium roasted coffee out of their red-orange renovated shipping containers that occasionally exhibit a facade covered in artsy murals. The interior is similarly speckled with fun creative expressions, seating arrangements, and access to two outdoor patios that boast excellent views of the recently remodeled San Jacinto Plaza – a historic landmark and the site of an iconic fiberglass sculpture by Luis Jiménez honoring the city’s colorful past, when real alligators graced the park’s grounds.
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than 2Ten, where the best equipment, constant vigilance of temperature, the grind, the process, and most importantly, roast development produce world-class coffee.
Furthermore, the Montana Avenue location features large windows with sunlight pouring through, plenty of seating arrangements, and an exceptional environment for productivity. 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. There’s also an amazing bar by the patio and the food is prepared with convenience in mind, but created with the same love put into 2Ten’s fresh-roasted java.
Nestled down at the end of an unassuming strip mall on the Eastside, Global provides intentionally roasted coffee amidst a cool airy atmosphere with an abundance of comfy seating, textured surfaces, and crafty wooden accents. Using those flavorful java beans, they make the perfect espresso drink, pour-overs, french press, and a tasty signature amalgamation – take, for instance, the sweet and tropical Hawaiian Latte or Mazapan Latte, made with real Mazapan candy!
An aesthetically gifted gem tucked away in Northwest El Paso – an upscale residential neighborhood with views of Franklin Mountains State Park and access to its numerous hiking trails – Mas y Menos carries a sunlight-rich energetic feel complete with a colorful patterned tile-wrapped counter, posh furnishings, vibrant greenery, and crafty little light bulbs dangling from above. Their artisan java is sure to jumpstart your morning, 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.
Mas y Menos also hosts community-oriented events like Yoga on the Patio with Aloha Yoga and Wellness, bike rides on Sunday mornings, painting classes some evenings with Nudha Boutique, and numerous groups hold meetings at the shop.
Situated just north of downtown, Coffee Emporium has been a locally beloved hallmark among El Paso coffee shops for over 40 years! They’re known for carrying a wide variety of coffee beans (some 30 different flavors), heavenly gourmet chocolates, specialty food and snack items, loose-leaf teas, and unique gifts.
Nestled near Mission Hills Park and a vintage adobe Motor Lodge, Casa Cafetzin is an intimately-sized treat for all those Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the hunt for all things pretty. A step through the sky-blue front door reveals diamond-shaped tile floors, crafty wooden furnishings, adorable potted plants, delicate little trinkets dappled about the room, and woven basket light fixtures. They roast only premium coffee beans from Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Nayarit México, and cook authentic south-of-the-border dishes such as Green Pozole (served vegan or with chicken).
Conveniently situated just across the street from The University of Texas, El Paso, Kinley’s House has been a reliable late-night haunt for students since opening back in 2004. As far as java is concerned, you can expect to encounter lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, and all your usual caffeinated favorites, along with customizable crepes, sandwiches, and frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors.
Whether you’d like to sink into comfy banquette seating and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, savor each scrumptious bite of a best-in-class donut, or silently work amidst the upscale appeal of a well-manicured neighborhood gathering space, whatever the case may be, Hillside on the Eastside has got you covered.
The Hive is a neat and relaxed hangout with warm tones, wooden tabletops, and hints of greenery; the staff maintains a tempting selection of seasonal coffee beverages, homemade syrups, baked goods, and breakfast items like croissant sandwiches and Belgian waffles.
A spark of Texas pioneer spirit led to the wood-fired coffee Summer Moon offers. Having burst onto the scene from their hometown of Austin, this brand, perhaps cherished most for its unique approach to small, hand-roasted batches of the finest beans over seasoned oak, has spread like wildfire throughout the Lonestar state. Rather than basic cream, ask for Moon Milk – a sweet, creamy milk made with seven secret ingredients – with your latte.
If you enjoyed this guide to the best coffee shops in El Paso, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Albuquerque!