A Guide to Ogden Coffee Shops
This homegrown, drive-thru gem among Ogden coffee shops only uses all-natural products, flavorful java beans that have been roasted in-house, and tapped cold brews and ice teas. Furthermore, Daily Rise recently opened the doors to its first communal gathering space in the Weber State University downtown store, creating a cute setting where guests can enjoy gourmet coffee and crepes.
Stepping into the 1920s-era building Kaffe Mercantile resides within will have you feeling as though you’ve teleported back to a more simple time, bay way of its reclaimed wood trim, marble countertops, and schoolhouse lights. Whether you’d like to sink into an armchair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, grab a window seat and watch the world pass on by, or silently work amidst some authentic old-world charm, whatever the case may be, this hallmark has got you covered.
Considering they operate four coffee shops in Ogden, and plenty more throughout Utah, you’ve probably already spotted a Grounds for Coffee nearby. The downtown location is snuggled amidst the beautiful buildings lining 25th Avenue and has exposed brick walls, cozy little nooks ample furnishings, touches of greenery, a neat upstairs loft area, and amenities for a productive cafe day. On a food-related note, scrumptious pastries are baked in-house by a resident baker (vegan and gluten-free options available).
Designed with creatives in mind, Cuppa’s interior boasts a bright modern ambiance underscored by chic furnishings, lush verdure, natural sunlight, and a whole second floor dappled with tabletops and couches. The operation is entirely organic and plant-based, which means they offer guests plenty of healthy eats including breakfast bowls, tacos, sandwiches, acai bowls, soups, baked goods, along with over thirty tea options, smoothies, and of course, locally roasted coffee.
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 artsy enclave 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.
Housed within a gorgeous, mural-adorned brick building just off of Historic 25th Avenue, Wasatch carries specialty grade beans roasted in-house and brewed in a variety of different methods that bring out the best flavors and body of their rotating menu of fresh coffees. The intimately sized shop features an edgy bohemian vibe, several seating arrangements, displayed works of art hung on exposed white brick walls, and an awesome outdoor patio with benches, graffiti, and light bulbs strung overhead.
Family-owned Coffee Links is an adorable neighborhood hangout with warm tones, comfy booths, and trinkets speckled throughout; the staff similarly maintains a tantalizing selection of espresso-based coffee, frappes, and specialty drinks like the chocolate and five-spice blend hinted Mayan Mocha and Jack Skellington, which has pumpkin, white chocolate, and cinnamon – the latte art is pretty incredible too.
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 Ogden 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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