A Guide to Surprise Coffee Shops
Black Rock Coffee Bar
Conveniently located just off Route 303, Black Rock is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Surprise, given its industrial vibes, chic furnishings, artsy murals, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet java. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
Ground Shaker Coffee Bar
Down at the end of an unassuming strip mall near Surprise Stadium, Ground Shaker offers guests a cozy western atmosphere underscored by wood-paneled walls, posh cowhide chairs, great big windows that let the sunshine pour on through, and accommodations for remote work. The cute country decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious specialty beverages like the Nutty Tiramisu Latte.
Spencer’s Place provides training and employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, these jobs are empowering and deliver the community a heart-changing experience. That being said, whether you’d like to settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, stop in for a high-quality pick-me-up on the way to work, or flip through the pages of your favorite novel amidst the familiar comforts of a reliable neighborhood gathering space, whatever the case may be, Spencer’s has got you covered.
Dutch Bros Coffee
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 Surprise 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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