A Guide to Moab Coffee Shops
On your way out of town, going towards Arches National Park – known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches – this aesthetically gifted hallmark among Moab coffee shops awaits. Horsethief is located in the Historic Ranch House, a gorgeous turn of the twentieth-century brick home constructed of locally fired brick by the Taylor family.
Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch camped here after robbing the San Miguel Bank in Colorado. Robert and Ethel Kennedy honeymooned in the Ranch House. Residents in the area can share tales of love and loss – and rumors of hauntings – connected with the picturesque grounds.
Aside from local lore and ethically sourced coffee, Horsethief serves baked goods and healthy foods (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available) made from scratch and meant to fuel your adventures from river bottom to mountain top, to canyon rim and back.
Situated on one breezy Main Street corner, Moab Coffee Roasters offers guests a beautiful outdoor garden patio dappled with seating arrangements, gifts and other merch, ice cream, gelato, smoothies, and last but certainly not least, organic coffee that’s roasted on-site daily.
Snuggled amidst the adorable storefronts lining the main drag, Red Rock Bakery & Cafe carries a relaxed atmosphere with wooden furnishings, touches of greenery, and art-adorned walls. Whether you’d like to sink into a seat and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, set up near the window and watch the world pass on by, or silently work amidst the familiar charm of a reliable neighborhood gathering space, whatever the case may be, this gem has got you covered.
Pennellope built up a reputation behind the espresso machine for many years in Moab, yet she had a hunger to start her own spot someday. Wes wrenched on bikes for many years in Moab, longing for a great breakfast burrito. Then came 2008, when the two took a leap of faith and opened up the Love Muffin Cafe, an artsy enclave dishing out thoughtfully crafted lattes and delicious meals made with as many local, organic, and seasonal ingredients as possible – bread for sandwiches, sauces, and dressings are all made in-house.
This roadside miniature red barn on the outskirts of town delivers the perfect pick-me-up before taking advantage of the natural beauty that attracts so many to the region. That being said, along with tasty and creative libations made from Organic, Fair-Trade, and Shade Grown espresso, coffees, and Teas, they’ve got stunning red rock views and super cool stickers.
Cafe Italiano occupies a little green food truck on Main Street, from which the friendly folks inside provide patrons several seating arrangements, along with quality coffees, smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and snacks like paninis and croissants.
Nestled down a side road, what Snake Oil may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in spirit, aesthetic decor, photogenic appeal, and flavorfully adventurous signature amalgamations like the chocolate and hazelnut sweetened Vin Mariani and the Golden Specific Elixer, which is comprised of organic turmeric, Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and espresso.
Residing within a restored historic building, Moab Garage Co. is a fast-casual restaurant and cafe showcasing an eclectic range of decor that pulls together to form quite the majestic scene, we’re talking vintage motorcycles hanging alongside glittering chandeliers, rubber tires, lush verdure, and art pieces on the walls, and plenty of seating arrangements to kick back and stay awhile. Should you meander on in at the tail end of an exhaustive day in the wilderness, feel free to take a load off with a crisp craft beer or glass of wine.
A visually-pleasing, recent addition to the ever-blossoming index of Moab coffee shops, Bonjour Bakery specializes in mouthwatering French delicacies such as croissants, mille-feuille, creme brulee, tarts, and more, as well as toasted sandwiches, flatbreads, and quiche (vegan and vegetarian options available).
Nestled in the Moab Food Truck Park – near downtown and home to original one-of-a-kind food vendors cooking up classic street fare amidst a variety of seating areas – Nuclear Bean offers visitors espresso drinks and a grab & go menu.
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