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For coffee enthusiasts on the move, this list of 13 beloved coffee shops across the country is an essential travel companion.
During the month of September, coffee lovers everywhere voted for their favorite local coffee shops as part of the fifth annual KRUPS Best Brew Awards.
Keep scrolling to see the top cafés in coffee towns like Portland, Seattle, New York, and more.
SEATTLE: Cherry Street Coffee House
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Seattle is full of competition when it comes to coffee houses, but Cherry Street has won the KRUPS title for two straight years. Its 10 locations serve specialty coffees alongside breakfast bagels, quiche, pastries, and homemade sandwiches, soups, and salads.
BOSTON: Blue State Coffee
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This family business donates a percentage of sales to local non-profit organizations, which makes that cup of coffee you just purchased taste even better.
CHICAGO: The Wormhole
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This Wicker Park favorite is full of old school paraphernalia, including “Star Wars” figures, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a replica of the DeLorean from “Back to the Future.”
A single Teddy Graham is served with each latte.
DENVER: Black Eye Coffee
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With a garage-style door and a bar made from distressed wood, Black Eye brews premium coffees from craft roasters across the country. Pastries, teas, and homemade sodas are also on offer.
LOS ANGELES: De Café Baristas
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Named LA’s best coffee shop for two years running, De Café Baristas uses beans from Seattle’s Herkimer Coffee and San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. Try pairing a mocha with a decadent chocolate waffle.
MIAMI: Café Demetrio
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During the 1920s, the building that Demetrio calls home housed Coral Gables’ first newspaper. Now owned by couple Demetrio and Vilma Pina, the shop recalls an 18th Century European coffee house. The menu includes hot and iced coffee drinks, frappes, pastries, and 14 sandwich options.
NEW YORK CITY: Culture Espresso
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This Garment District standby makes a mean flat white, according to Zagat. But make sure to also grab one of their famous chocolate chip cookies, which many claim are the best in New York.
DALLAS: White Rock Coffee
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Named Dallas’ best coffee shop for four years straight, White Rock Coffee specializes in small batch, micro-roasted coffee. Order the signature White Rocker latte and check the events schedule for an evening of live music.
ATLANTA: Joe’s East
Located in the heart of East Atlanta Village, Joe’s has a casual, cozy atmosphere that invites you to pull up a chair, grab a steamy drink, and stay a while.
PHILADELPHIA: Old City Café
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Old City Coffee has been going strong for over 25 years. The European-style café roasts Arabica high-grown coffee in small batches to ensure every cup is fresh. Traditional urn-brewed coffee is the specialty here.
PORTLAND: Water Avenue Coffee Company
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Water Avenue Company has won Portland’s best coffee shop in the KRUPS Best Brew Awards for two years running. Drinks here are made with micro-roasted beans from a 1974-built Samiac roaster that the owners picked up in Switzerland.
SAN FRANCISCO: Jane
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Chef Amanda Michael opened Jane to create a “third space” within the Fillmore neighborhood. Named for Michael’s daughter, the café serves Stumptown Coffee and Song Tea in addition to house-made pastries, organic salads and soups, and sandwiches.
DC: Ebenezers Coffeehouse
Serving “coffee with a cause” on Capitol Hill, Ebenezers donates all profits to community outreach projects. Owned and run by National Community Church, Ebenezers is known for its fair trade coffee and robust events calendar.