For most people, caffeine is key when it comes to being a productive human being. The people in Vermont are no different. Locals rely on top quality beans and welcoming cafes to wake them up and get them through their busy days. Here’s a list of the nine best coffee shops in Vermont, along with the cities they can be found in.
9. Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea – Burlington
Family owned business Uncommon Grounds sources beans from all around the world and roasts them in store, you can see the roasting happen at the front of the shop. Located in downtown Burlington, this quaint little shop makes a maple latte like no other.
8. Tuckerbox – White River Junction
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White River Junction’s Tuckerbox is a hip café, serving up comfort food dishes and caffeinated beverages including Turkish coffee and tea. If you’re looking for something different than what you’re used to Tuckerbox is the place to go.
7. Muddy Waters – Burlington
Located in Burlington, Muddy Waters is a cozy spot decorated with brick walls and lots of wood furnishing. Featuring live music and baked goods, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable place to enjoy a good cup of coffee.
6. Maglianero – Burlington
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Burlington’s spacious café Maglianero is dog-friendly and even boasts indoor bike parking. A great study spot where you can enjoy a honey ginger cappuccino, kombucha on tap, or freshly baked pastries. The café even has a reading room, filled with books, so you can spend hours hanging out here.
5. Black Cap Coffee – Stowe
Black Cap Coffee in Stowe sources beans everywhere from Kenya to Brazil, Guatemala to Columbia. Their food menu is delicious and has many gluten-free and health-conscious options while the café’s décor is quirky and cozy with comfortable couches and local artwork.
4. Scout & Co. – Burlington
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Espresso bar and ice cream shop Scout & Co., located in Burlington, pays close attention when it comes to finding quality coffee roasters across America. They also make their ice cream themselves, utilizing milk from local organic creamery Kimball Brook Farms.
3. Espresso Bueno – Barre
The baristas at the independent coffee shop Espresso Bueno in Barre are some of the best in the state, utilizing beans that have been roasted by Vermont Artisan Coffee Roasters. Aside from top-notch quality coffee and espresso, the offer yummy pastries and boast live music and comedy shows.
2. Speeder & Earl’s – Burlington
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Located in Burlington, Speeder & Earl’s has been a family-run business since 1993. With two locations, on Pine Street and Church Street, the café is focusing on single origin varieties, unique blends, fair trade & organic coffees, flavored coffees, and Swiss-water processed decaffeinated blends.
1. Vergennes Laundry – Vergennes
Vergennes Laundry in Vergennes is an espresso bar, wine bar, and wood-fired bakery. Their beans are roasted each week by coffee companies Intellgentsia and Tandem, while their teas are imported by Stone Leaf Tea in Middlebury. Their freshly baked bread and pastries pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea.