Happy National Coffee Day everyone! As such, I thought I would do a quick recap of all the coffee shops I’ve written about this year for this glorious occasion. National Coffee Day only comes once a year, and it’s right up there with National Donut Day and National Pizza Day. So be sure to grab a latte, cappuccino, espresso, non-fat no whip pumpkin spice latte, whatever you drink, and check out these 14 beautiful coffee shops!
Peixoto Coffee – Chandler, AZ | HERE
The first coffee shop review I ever published on Coat + Coffee! I remember taking my laptop there to work on my blog in the beginning stages. Probably some of the best coffee in all of Arizona. The decor is super cozy and I could sit here all day on a cold winter day sipping coffee and blogging. This is also one of my most viewed editorials!
Essence Bakery Cafe – Phoenix, AZ | HERE
I remember grabbing breakfast and coffee here with my boyfriend one winter morning. Unfortunately, the coffee wasn’t too good. But I’ll admit it, I mostly came here for the food anyway! The food is some of the best and authentic French food in the state of Arizona. The decor is nice and modern with huge windows, and long bar tops for sitting. Really great atmosphere and a decent cup of coffee.
Street Coffee – Phoenix, AZ | HERE
This place was fairly new when I first visited, and I was so excited to be one of the first to review it. Street Coffee has the nicest shop owners and awesome specialty coffee drinks. My favorites are their specialty lattes with sweetened condensed milk. Definitely a place for a cheat day! Loved the modern decor and old house conversion on this downtown coffee shop.
Matador Coffee – Flagstaff, AZ | HERE
There aren’t too many coffee shops to choose from in Northern Arizona, but this one is by far the best. The decor is super cute and they also have an array of speciality coffee drinks. Matador also roasts their own beans in the back of the shop. It was so great to come here after a day of snowboarding and get caffeinated for the drive home.
The Mill – San Francisco, CA | HERE
While I used to live in San Francisco, I was never in to blogging about any coffee shops. The Mill was one I knew I had to do a write up of on Coat + Coffee because I loved it so much! It’s still one of my favorite coffee shops in the city. If you are ever in San Francisco, definitely check this one out. Pssst, they also have gourmet toast.
Futuro – Phoenix, AZ | HERE
I remember being so excited to try Futuro, and being obsessed with the decor. I still visit this coffee shop often and it has become my favorite in Arizona. They have some of the best coffee and these baristas really know their stuff. Futuro is the perfect unpretentious coffee shop that you can hang out at with your friends and laugh for hours. I always recommend this one to visitors! Always.
Ema Espresso Bar – Prague, Czech Republic | HERE
In April I traveled to Prague and got to visit Ema Espresso Bar which I had heard so many good things about. This coffee shop was gorgeousss and gave me so much inspiration! Everyone here seemed to be up and ready for the day, and having lively conversations. Coffee was incredible and the sweets were delicious too, even if I have no idea what I ate.
I Need Coffee! – Prague, Czech Republic | HERE
This was my second stop in Prague and it was just as good as Ema. I actually liked my cappuccino here even more, but it was a toss up because I liked the scene and decor at Ema more. Either way, I Need Coffee! (so perfectly named) was definitely one of the highlights on my way through Prague. The baristas were super nice and accommodating as well, even with our lack of Czech phrases.
Alfred Coffee (Melrose) – Los Angeles, CA | HERE
This is mecca of coffee shops situated in LA. There’s no way I could have gone a whole year without writing about this place. The coffee was great and the decor was absolute Pinterest heaven. I cannot say enough good things about Alfred, and I think everyone should visit at least once! The best part is that they now have a tea room for all you tea drinkers out there!
The Teapot – Phoenix, AZ | HERE
I wanted to visit this coffee shop for all my mommy friends out there. When I heard about a kid friendly coffee shop I was so intrigued! Do the kids drink coffee? In fact, they do. The Teapot has kid friendly drinks for the little ones and a huge space to play outside. I wasn’t too impressed with their coffee, but the concept is neat nonetheless.
La Capra Coffee – San Francisco, CA | HERE
I found this place on a whim while I was in San Francisco. I am a Capricorn so naturally I fell in love with La Capra and the idea of a Capricorn themed coffee shop. I even bought a little latte set. This coffee shop was a nice break from the trendy ones, and it mostly served start up employees working in the SOMA area. The decor has been one of my favorites this year and reminds me of a French coffee shop.
Kream Coffee – Phoenix, AZ | HERE
Kream was one of my more recent visits and I had a lot of fun blogging about it. The lighting was great at their outside bar area, so I was able to grab lots of photos (always a plus). The barista was super nice and the coffee was pretty dang good too. What I love most is that it’s situated inside a little design shop with lots of nick knacks to peruse. Also, how can you not love a good ordering window?
Saint Frank Coffee – San Francisco, CA | HERE
This coffee shop was on my list for so long! I kept missing it every time I visited SF because of time constraints, but it definitely has to be one of my new favorites in the city. I absolutely love the design of the space and the loft feel it has. The latte I ordered was a little underwhelming, but it wasn’t anything bad by any means. So that aside, I would still come here again and again, and again.
Teaspressa – Scottsdale, AZ | HERE
Teaspressa just opened this location a month or so ago, and already it’s been booming with business and winning at Instagram. This is probably my favorite coffee shop (tea shop?) I’ve ever photographed. I wanted to do challenge myself and do a write up of a tea place for all my non-coffee drinkers! The owner was super friendly and the rose gold touches will leave you feeling all the detail feels for days.
Out of all of the beautiful coffee shops I’ve written about this year, which one has been your favorite? I am curious to know! For me it’s so hard to pick just one. Leave me a comment below!