A Guide to Oklahoma City Coffee Shops
Located on the western edge of downtown, this hallmark among Oklahoma City coffee shops offers guests a neat modern atmosphere showcasing chic furnishings, rotating art pieces on the walls, touches of greenery, and amenities for a productive day. In addition to artisan java that’s been delicately roasted in-house, the friendly folks behind the counter here serve teas, hot chocolate, scrumptious pastries, and seasonal drinks like the Spiced Vanilla Latte.
Fun Fact: Clarity was recently named one of the Best Coffee Shops in America by Food & Wine Magazine.
Prelude has a modern setting complete with earnestly stocked bookshelves and the tantalizing aroma of artisan java that’s been meticulously roasted in-house. The shop can be found nestled inside the 8th Street Market – a food hall and retail center with many windows, skylights, plants, and trees, each of which contributes to forming a comfortable outdoorsy environment.
Stepping through the front door of this beautiful abode illuminated by light bulbs strung overhead reveals a stylish offbeat interior with partially exposed brick walls, posh furnishings, and a wooden ceiling. Whether you’d like to gather with loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, flip through the pages of your favorite novel on the patio, or peacefully study amidst the subtle charm of a reliable neighborhood gathering place, whatever the case may be, Classen has got you covered.
What first started as a mobile espresso bar has since blossomed into a gorgeous brick-and-mortar store in the heart of Bricktown – a lively entertainment district with warehouse spaces repurposed for restaurants, piano lounges, and dapper wine bars. Landing contributes to the hubbub by procuring for regulars and passersby an enchanting bohemian environment dappled with warm earthy tones, nice comfy chairs, potted plants, and textured surfaces.
Situated in the vibrant Automobile Alley neighborhood – known for its 1920s brick buildings adorned with vintage neon signs, remnants of the area’s Model T-era car dealerships, trendy restaurants, wine bars, and boutique businesses – Eote carries sophisticated speakeasy vibes, per the cognac leather banquette, white marble tabletops, and dark wooden chairs. The swanky old-world decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, nitro cold brew, and baked goods.
If you truly love and appreciate the art of fine java, rest assured that Coffee Slingers is passionate about intentionally roasting coffee beans sourced via direct trade relationships with farmers in Central America. Moreover, they do have spacious, art-adorned digs great for group gatherings and remote work.
Elemental provides locals and tourists alike a home away from home featuring communal workbenches and an ever-buzzing covered patio by the sidewalk. Their espresso drinks and pour-over coffees are crafted with attention to detail, and when it comes to food, the menu boasts delicious fare for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch (vegan and gluten-free options available).
This artsy enclave adjacent to a bookstore in Midtown – frequented for its lively dining scene, retro-chic cocktail lounges, upbeat beer halls, and boutique shops – showcases colorful portraits over minimalistic white walls, trendy light fixtures, and bartop seating. After perusing row upon row of books and discovering a good read, grab a chair or stool in Sincerely and flip through the pages of your literary inspiration while sipping on an equally satisfying seasonal drink, such as the Butterscotch Latte, Spiced Apple Chai, and Chocolate Rosemary Cappuccino.
Conveniently situated near I-235, Junction originally started its java journey slinging lattes out of a retrofitted 1974 double-decker bus, you read that right, similar to the iconic red ones roaming the streets of London, but instead filled with tables, booths, barstools, and a kitchen downstairs. These days, they also serve specialty coffee beverages and seasonal gourmet toasts made with local ingredients from their permanent brick-and-mortar venue on Broadway, which features some stunning brick craftsmanship.
Located in the heart of Historic Film Row – where, in the 1930s, theater owners looking to screen and lease films for their movie houses negotiated deals with notable film companies like Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal, Fox, and Warner Brothers – Stitch showcases a bright and bubbly bohemian ambiance, vibrant plants (which, yes, are for sale), and comfy seating; not to mention, some 15 different coffee roasters and warm, melt-in-your-mouth tarts.
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 cafe 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.
To those Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the prowl for all things pretty, search no further, as this late-night jewel among Oklahoma City coffee shops procures for patrons an elegant Victorian escape accentuated by plush seating, hints of greenery, crafty wooden tables, beautiful rugs, and mirrors on the exposed brick walls. Whether you’d like to visit with friends, discuss business, invest time in someone you love, or dive deep into your favorite books, Perets is an excellent destination that also comes with amazing coffee, delectable house-made desserts, tea, and famous signature affogatos.
A recent addition to the ever-budding index of Oklahoma City coffee shops, Culture can be found on the corner of 6th and Stonewall in the Innovation District opposite OU Medical Center. They have on hand a variety of specialty coffees from local roasters, teas, pastries, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and made-to-order specialty salads and wraps.
Neon Coffee Bar is breathing new life into a vintage structure that looks to have been a gas station/auto-body shop in the Plaza District. Where the pumps once stood, there are now plants surrounded by patio furnishings, meanwhile, the interior provides those who pull up a spark of neon lighting and exceptional coffee to keep them well-fueled and moving forward. The mouthwatering donuts are house-made daily, happy hour runs from 2-4pm, and there’s always a front porch get-together or pop-up event to attend.
Known for crafting the best matcha latte in town, Woodshed is a relaxed hangout with sky-blue tones, minimalistic white walls, and light wooden tabletops. furthermore, they have single-origin coffee, high-quality loose-leaf teas, and cold brew bottles to go.
Down the street from the Oklahoma State Capitol complex and the OU Health Science Center, Last Drop occupies what was once a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. Though there is no longer an iconic orange roof and the landmark building has been completely gutted, travelers and locals alike continue gathering here, treating themselves to a space that features an espresso bar, plenty of seating arrangements, creative expressions on the walls, and live music performances.
The mission at Not Your Average Joe is to inspire the surrounding community by including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the creation of great coffee in an encouraging atmosphere.
All About Cha’s menu boasts 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 wraps, salads, and sushi.
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 Oklahoma City 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.
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 treat.
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!
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