15 Best Coffee Shops In Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs has long been known for its scenic beauty and great food.
From the mountains to the plains, the city offers everything from gourmet pizza to authentic Mexican dishes.
If you’re looking for a place to eat, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in Colorado Springs.
From classic diner fare like pancakes and eggs, to upscale dining options such as steakhouse classics, there’s plenty to choose from.
And don’t forget dessert — we guarantee you won’t walk away hungry.
1. Wayfinder Coffee
The owners of Wayfinder Coffee are determined to make traveling easy for folks looking to explore the city while still staying within budget.
They want to give people options beyond chain restaurants and big box stores.
So they’ve opened up a place where you can grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat without breaking the bank.
Their menu features everything from breakfast sandwiches to salads and even a few gluten-free items.
But what really makes this spot stand out is its focus on local ingredients.
Their roasts come straight from the farmers’ market every weekend. And their desserts are baked fresh daily. Well worth a visit.
Address: 6140 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Suite 150, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 (click for map)
2. Loyal Coffee
Loyal Coffee takes its java very seriously without a hint of pretension.
Their flagship location is an iconic Colorado Springs bar where baristas there are friendly and knowledgeable about the beans they serve up.
If you want to try something different, Loyal offers a variety of single-origin coffees, espresso drinks, and cold brews.
Address: 408 S. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (click for map)
3. Yellow Mountain Tea House
The Yellow Mountain Tea House opened its doors in 2016 and quickly became one of the most popular places in Colorado Springs.
Located at 2616 W Colorado Ave, it offers traditional Chinese tea house vibes while serving up some of the best loose-leaf tea, ranging from traditional Chinese teas to herbal blends, as well as light snacks and pastries.
Address: 2616 W Colorado Ave Ste 21 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (click for map)
4. Switchback Coffee Roasters
This cozy little shop is located in a historic building on the corner of University Boulevard and College Avenue, just south of downtown Colorado Springs.
Switchback Coffee Roasters offers specialty coffees, espresso drinks, and baked goods, including gluten-free options.
They offer free WiFi throughout the shop, and it’s open seven days a week.
Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. A great place to work or chill.
Address: 330 N Institute St, 80903, Colorado Springs, CO (click for map)
5. Building Three Coffee
At Building Three Coffee they strive to provide exceptional service and quality coffee every day while maintaining a welcoming environment.
They are committed to providing their customers with the highest level of service possible.
Their goal is simple – to make each person who visits the store feel welcome and appreciated as well as enjoy an outstanding cup of coffee. What’s not to love?
Address: 2727 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (click for map)
6. Carlos Bistro
This hidden gem makes customers feel like they stepped into someone else’s kitchen.
Located just off the main drag in downtown Denver, it’s easy to miss because of its small size and nondescript exterior.
But once you walk inside, you’ll immediately notice how warm and inviting it feels.
Owner and chef Carlos Echeandia greet guests personally, offering a smile and a firm handshake.
He then leads guests to his favorite table, where he pours wine while explaining the specials of the day.
“We’re about quality,” says Echeandia, whose family owns several successful Mexican restaurants across the United States.
“Our goal is to make sure we give our guests something memorable.”
Named one of the best places to eat in both the city of Denver and the state of Colorado.
They take pride in offering a unique dining experience where diners can enjoy fine cuisine without breaking the bank.
Address: 1025 South 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (click for map)
7. Wades Cafe
The name Wade’s Cafe sounds like it could belong to some sort of cowboy bar. But this restaurant isn’t exactly what you’d call “cowboy chic.”
Instead, it’s a cozy little diner located just off Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs.
There are plenty of options here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all under $10.
My favorite meal is the ranchman’s breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast, and bottomless pancakes — all for less than $7.
You won’t find fancy decor inside Wade’s Cafe; it’s a simple diner with mismatched furniture and a checkered floor.
But despite its lack of pretense, this place feels warm and welcoming.
Address: 3504 N Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80917 (click for map)
8. The Perk Downtown
When The Perk opened in 1994, there wasn’t much around except for a few restaurants and bars.
Now, there are many great places to eat, drink, and do things, but The Perk still stands out because of their location and atmosphere.
They’re located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, near the Plaza Theater, the Colorado College campus, and the Colorado Convention Center.
Address: 14 S Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO (click for map)
9. Caspian Coffee
The Caspian Café offers Mediterranean dishes with a twist. This small eatery specializes in Greek, Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish, and Israeli food.
With a smaller menu, this restaurant has been able to perfect traditional Mediterranean dishes like Falafel, Hummus, Tzatziki, Babaghanouj, and Chicken Piri Piri.
The space itself is cozy, with a unique ambiance and friendly vibe.
Residents in the Springs love the café for its laid-back environment and casual setting.
There are no reservations at this restaurant; you’re welcome to come whenever you’d like.
However, it does take about 20 minutes at peak times to get a table.
Previous customers have also rated the owner, chef, and staff highly for their excellent service and warm hospitality.
Address: 4375 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (click for map)
10. Lucky Dumpling
Chef Brother Luck owns several restaurants including Lucky Dumpling, which opened in 2017.
He grew up in New Orleans and his parents ran a Chinese restaurant in Houston, Texas.
His brother runs another restaurant called Uncle Lucky Dumpling. In addition to being a chef, he is also a restaurateur.
The Lucky Dumpling is a hybrid restaurant that combines elements of both Chinese and Creole cuisine.
This fusion style is inspired by Chef Luck’s upbringing in Louisiana where he learned about Creole cooking from his grandmother.
On the menu, you can find dishes such as chicken and waffles, fried oysters, shrimp crepes, crispy pork belly, and even a dessert called Lucky Dumpling.
There are also vegetarian options, such as tofu banh mi sandwiches and quinoa bowls.
For gluten-free and vegan diners, Lucky Dumpling offers a special menu that includes dishes like rice noodle rolls and sweet potato fries.
It also offers some cocktails and wines to complement various dishes.
Address: 26 South Wahsatch Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (click for map)
11. Adam’s Mountain Cafe
Just outside the Garden of God’s Park sits Adam’s Mountain Cafe, where you can enjoy breakfast and brunch items throughout the week.
The menu is thoughtfully crafted to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs, including vegan and vegetarian options.
Vegetarian and vegan dishes include veggie omelets, fruit smoothies, homemade granola, and homemade muffins.
A few gluten-free options are offered as well.
Brunch includes seasonal offerings such as sweet potato French toast, kale and sausage hash brown casserole, and spinach and cheese quiche.
Desserts include banana pudding, chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake, carrot cake, and raspberry cheesecake.
Address: 26 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO (click for map)
12. The British Pantry And Tea Room
This quintessentially British tea room offers traditional English tea in the Rockies.
Located in the Old Town area the British Pantry & Tea Room offers guests a truly authentic experience with traditional British fares like tea sandwiches, scones, and clotted cream.
Open weekends only, reservations are recommended.
Address: 2403 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (click for map)
13. The Rabbit Hole
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the Rabbit Hole is one of Colorado Springs’ best-kept secrets.
Located underground, it serves up modern American cuisine with a twist.
Many of the dishes are named for classic literature including the Queen of Hearts bloody mary, bacon-wrapped rabbit meatloaf, and carrot cake, just to name a few.
Guests can enjoy the ambiance, service, and flavors of the Rabbit Hole while providing something different to the traditional dining experience for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
Address: 101 North Tejon Street. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (click for map)
14. Mission Coffee Roasters
Mission Coffee Roasters is located outside the main bustling Colorado Springs area but is the best stop if you are looking for a great cup of coffee while on the road or just stopping by to grab some lunch.
Mission Coffee Roasters roasts their own coffees and has been around since 1999.
Their specialty is espresso drinks, but they also make pour-overs, latte art, and even offer cold brew options.
They are a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and their beans come straight from farms in Central and South America.
Address: 11641 Ridgeline Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921 (click for map)
15. Story Coffee Company
Story Coffee is a tiny home-turned-coffee shop located inside the park in Downtown Colorado Springs. They offer a variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, and snacks.
Their unique location allows customers to sit outside and enjoy their beverages while taking in the beautiful views of the Blue Fountain.
Address: 2752 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO (click for map)
Colorado Springs certainly has some amazing coffee shops and cafes, but there are plenty more to explore.
Hopefully these will keep you well and truly caffeinated for a while.
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My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.