A Guide to Sioux Falls Coffee Shops
Near and dear to the heart of downtown and an aesthetically gifted gem among Sioux Falls coffee shops, The Source showcases a sunlight-rich modern atmosphere complete with subtle hints of bohemian flair, a gray tile-wrapped front counter, posh furnishings, vibrant greenery, and trendy light fixtures dangling from above. Their java – roasted in-house – 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.
Nestled inside a gorgeous brick building on one easy Phillips Avenue corner, Coffea Roasterie is an intimately-sized treat for all those Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the hunt for vibey throwback settings. A step through the display window flanked front door reveals old-world allure, wooden floorboards, ample seating arrangements including barside stools, framed creative expressions on minimalistic walls, potted plants, metallic light fixtures, and amenities for getting work done. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to intentionally roasted, rewardingly delicious coffee, as well as scrumptious pastries (gluten-free and vegan options available).
Located on the happening Eastbank of downtown, in the historic Auburn-Nash Building, Josiah’s offers guests a spacious yet cozy atmosphere accentuated by familiar homestead appeal, a crackling brick fireplace, thick wooden tabletops, comfy booths, a high exposed ceiling, and expertly crafted beverages that capture the rich flavors of their fresh-ground coffee blends.
While a better environment for productivity would be difficult to imagine, the attention to detail that has gone into designing this expansive (also pet-friendly) abode 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.
An adorable and relatively recent addition to the ever-budding index of Sioux Falls coffee shops, family-owned La Luna provides coffee, espresso, pastries, and breakfast amidst chic digs underscored by the most comfortable colorful chairs, art-adorned walls, and friendly service. When it comes to food, their menu includes a variety of gourmet open-faced sandwiches, waffles, and healthier dishes such as burrito bowls, salads, and fruit and yogurt bowls.
Whether you’d like to sink into a seat and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of diligently roasted joe, peruse through a rotating curation of amazing local art pieces, or try flavorful specialty drinks that will knock your socks off, whatever the case may be, The Breaks has got you covered. But about those otherworldly drinks, one example is this month’s “July Guy,” which consists of homemade mango and ancho pepper syrup, a double shot of espresso, Sanpellegrino, ice, and a generous shake of tajin on top – just wow. Don’t get us started on the non-coffee amalgamations.
Considering this cafe occupies a massive and stunning stone building surrounded by scenic park grounds and overlooking the majestic Falls of the Big Sioux River, you’re gonna want to grab a window seat with your soul-stirring cup of morning joe. Moreover, the family that owns and operates the culinary outpost specializes in the production of dairy products from their farm located 15 minutes from Sioux Falls, so they offer patrons an assortment of ice cream flavors (milkshakes and floats), as well as other fresh, homemade foods.
The perfect energizing stop on your way in or out of town, The Clean Bean is a petite, neat, and accommodating hangout with modern elements, various seating arrangements, and a homey feel; the staff similarly maintains a tempting selection of coffee beverages, smoothies, and baked goods.
Dunn Brothers has a reliably warm ambiance with speedy WiFi, plenty of tables, and armchairs perfect for relaxation. From strong and smooth java to blended frappes to signature drinks like the Raspberry White Mocha and Caramelized Almond Latte, there’s a little liquid delight for everybody here.
Make pulling up to this beautiful little blue Caribou Cabin part of your morning routine – it’s fast, easy, and oh so friendly. Order ahead, or at the window, drive-through, and be on your way. Along with mochas, lattes, and bubble teas, they’ve got toasted bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goodies.
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!
If you enjoyed this guide to the best coffee shops in Sioux Falls, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Fargo, North Dakota!
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