I can’t function without my morning coffee (and my afternoon coffee). There is nothing I love more than a sweet cold brew or a warm vanilla latte, yet corporate Starbucks just doesn’t do it for me.
Why drink burnt beans from a Seattle-based chain when you can have a delicious cup of fresh brewed coffee from a unique, local coffee shop? Here are the local caffeine spots that have us jittering:
As Boca’s first specialty coffee shop and juice bar, The Seed is dedicated to serve on local coffee and juices. The trendy shop is known for service with a smile, and you will likely see familiar faces as you walk into this neighborhood staple. Try a classic cappuccino or a fresh green matcha latte.
199 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite E., Boca Raton; 561/430-5640; theseedboca.com
The Organic Bean Co.
After traveling throughout Central and South America, FAU grad Tiffany Hakim decided to open her own coffee shop. Yet this stylish shop has a twist: all of the drinks are self-serve. Customers can create their own cold or hot coffee—and nitro!—and pay at the counter. After finishing your caffeine creation, make sure to grab chia pudding and peanut butter power bites.
141 NW. 20th St. suite b-5, Boca Raton; 561/961-0502; theorganicbeanco.com
Located in Northwood, Palm Beach County’s hipster hot spot, Harold’s Coffee offers everything from cold brew to fresh-pressed juices. Come for the rich coffee and decadent pastries, but stay listen to live music and look at the funky art.
509 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach; 561/833-6366; haroldscoffee.com
This Italian shop is Ariana Grande-approved (the Boca-born pop star visited the bakery in 2014 and snacked on homemade vegan cookies). While more of a pastry shop than a coffee shop, Cosa Duci is the perfect place to enjoy something sweet while sipping on espresso.
141 NW. 20th St. B21, Boca Raton; 561/393-1201; cosaduci.com
The chic coffee shop serves all of the classic drinks you could want from an Americano to a cappuccino. What makes this coffee better than a regular old cup of Joe is that the beans are roasted fresh everyday. With events like “Sip & Paint” and “Think & Drink Trivia,” Subculture is the perfect chill hangout spot.
20 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/290-1809; subculturecoffee.com
C Street Cafe
C Street Cafe may have the ambiance of an urban coffee shop, but the staff and locally brewed beverages make it feel like home. This independent café has owners who are local to Palm Beach. Enjoy delicious tapas, such as flatbreads and salads, alongside your coffee.
W., 319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/469-9959; cstreetcafe.com
With all white décor, Johan’s Jöe is the epitome of class. The Swedish coffee house is the perfect place for an afternoon “Fika” (coffee break). The Swedish House blend is rich and delicious while the Swedish Rhubarb Iced Tea is sweet and refreshing. Don’t miss out on the amazing Swedish pancakes.
5810, 401 S. Dixie Highway #3, West Palm Beach; 561/808-5090; johansjoe.com
R1 is for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. It is one of the few coffee shops in the world to feature three different coffee roasters (Intelligentsia, Stumptown and Verve). Rather than choose a traditional drip coffee, customers can opt for more complex brews like Chemex, Kalita and Moka pot. In addition to refined coffee, R1 also serves healthy treats such as matcha chia pancakes, avocado toast and acai and matcha bowls. If you’re feeling daring, try a specialty drink such as the turmeric latte.
3200 N. Federal Highway #106, Boca Raton; 561/430-5896; r1coffee.com
Transport yourself to Paris as you drink espresso and eat fresh croissants on a beautiful patio. Because it is owned and operated by a French family, the European experience offered at Coté France is truly authentic. Come bright and early for a delicious French breakfast served with a piping cup of coffee.
100 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton; 561/955-6021; cotefrancecafe-bocaraton.com
Capital One Café
I bet you’re wondering: Capital One like the bank? Yes, you would be correct, this café is a part of Capital One, but that makes it the perfect place to work or have coffee with co-workers. Enjoy tasty Peet’s® coffee and free WiFi.
330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/273-8279; capitalone.com/local
Come for coffee during the day and for tap beers at night. The relaxed bar setting makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends and do work. The shop transforms over night and the menu changes to include craft beers and delicious paninis.
325 NE. Second Ave. # 104, Delray Beach; 561/455-0541; facebook.com/coffeedistrict