A Guide to Lubbock Coffee Shops
This adorable little abode situated on an easy Broadway corner just several blocks from Texas Tech is an aesthetically gifted hallmark among Lubbock coffee shops, by way of its bright bohemian ambiance, earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, blue patterned tile wrapped front counter, wooden tabletops, touches of plant life, and amenities for a productive cafe day. Monomyth’s picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages enriched with housemade syrups like vanilla bean, bourbon maple, and dandelion chocolate, among others.
Near and dear to the heart of Tech Terrace, J&B has been blessing the palates of locals, students, and visitors alike with gourmet java and scrumptious treats for over 40 years. The interior carries a familiar cozy vibe accentuated by an abundance of seating arrangements, exposed brick walls, warm wooden tones, natural sunlight, private rooms, and the occasional live music performance.
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 neighborhood cornerstone 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.
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Gold Stripe, which has been a center for coffee culture in Lubbock since starting up as a mobile espresso bar in 2012. The folks behind the counter here are passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest coffee and getting the most out of each individual bean’s flavorful potential. Furthermore, they do have an intimately sized lounge area complete with several seating arrangements and a timeless classy feel at their Slide Road store.
Yellow House Cafe boasts delicious brews roasted from fair-trade beans and served amidst vintage digs graced with southern-style baked goods and the sounds of George Jones on the radio. Then of course, on Fridays and Saturdays, Lubbock’s best-kept secret gets down real deal Texas-style and dishes out delicately smoked meats, all homemade sides, and desserts! The lack of WiFi is intended to encourage quality time with friends, conversation with a stranger, or who knows, maybe even getting lost in the pages of a favorite novel.
Nestled on the shore and offering picturesque views of Buddy Holly Lake, the building that houses He-Brews has been home to multiple radio stations over the years but is now the site of signature lattes, teas, mouthwatering breakfast items, ample seating, and even kayak rentals! Moreover, it’s a Christian shop hoping to inspire customers in their spiritual journey and provide a welcoming atmosphere to spread the gospel through love and kindness.
Located on Quaker Avenue, BARA’ pairs comfy Americana appeal with specialty coffee beverages and uniquely flavored teas like the Berry Berry Blend or Peach and Apricot White Tea, a subtle but citrusy flavor that is perfect to enjoy during any season. That’s not to mention the desserts and pastries (gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options available) are made in-house and from scratch with local ingredients. Whether you have a craving for a lemon drop cookie after lunch or one of their famous dirty cinnamon rolls for breakfast, you’ll savor every single bite.
A stone’s toss from scenic Leftwich Park, Sugar Brown’s offers guests a full coffee menu showcasing regionally sourced roasters, tantalizing seasonal drinks, and pastries, along with what are simply the best kolaches in town. On the go? Breeze on through the drive-thru to grab your handcrafted pick-me-up. However, you may want to consider sticking around as the tranquil homey atmosphere, art-adorned walls, vibrant verdure, and ample wooden furnishings also make it a great place to gather with loved ones or get some work done.
All About Cha serves high-quality gourmet tea and coffee drinks, plus a unique blend of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine. The kitchen is known for cooking up several signature dishes including but not limited to Bibimbop, Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, and sushi.
Teapioca is an inviting and relaxed hangout with several seating arrangements as well as a delectable selection of boba teas, smoothies, traditional Taiwanese shaved ice, and premium coffee beverages.
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 Lubbock 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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