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In the Know: Restaurants & Bars

Salt Lake’s ‘Java Juice’ (a.k.a. Coffee)

Coffee is crucial to keeping up with the pace in any city, and Salt Lake is no exception. With more and more expert baristas, skilled roasters and an increasing population of coffee enthusiasts, Salt Lake City's buzzing java scene is better than ever.

In recent years, a number of fresh new coffee shops have arrived on the scene, bolstering the line-up of successful establishments that call Salt Lake home. With a plethora of choices, unlimited combinations and something new on the scene all the time, Salt Lake has become a haven for beverage enthusiasts of all kinds.

Sugarhouse CoffeeSimplicity reigns supreme in the coffee world, with many roasters sticking to organic, sustainable and local farm-to-cup mentalities. Thanks to carefully sourced beans, artisanal roasting and the passionate consumers of SLC, the coffee scene is an integral part of the food movement here in the state’s capitol city. Many shops feature a rotating list of roasts that range from nationally recognized stalwarts to local micro-roasts, and still more feature a menu of locally sourced food options to accompany your coffee of choice.

The passion for quality coffee in Salt Lake continues to bridge the gap between the average java consumer and the die-hard devotee. Skilled roasters provide the starting point, and the city’s array of expert baristas execute the fine details that transform a long menu of coffee drinks into something more than just an ordinary cup of joe. This devotion, and the talented and creative individuals contributing to the scene, makes this morning ritual a habit you won’t want to kick.

From the perfectly poured latte to killer cold-brews to vibrant coffee shop atmospheres, the city's coffee scene is continuing to grow. Locals have a few favorite spots to sip coffee in Salt Lake, listed below in no particular order.

The Coffee Garden (878 East 900 South)
Located in the 9th and 9th neighborhood, you'll have to wait patiently in a line out the door on a Saturday morning. But the coffee is well worth it, as are the bakery items. The shop also features local artists and their work regularly.

The Rose Establishment (235 South 400 West)
The Rose Establishment is located in a restored meat packing plant in the warehouse district. Along with the unique space, the Rose offers a fantastic food menu featuring locally sourced and homemade selections. Swing in for a quick cup on your way to the Farmer's Market in the summer, or stay awhile and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on their gorgeous patio.

Nobrow Coffee Werks (179 West 900 South)
Moved from their original location, Nobrow is now located in a beautiful new building in the Granary District. Its modern space is the perfect spot to cozy up and enjoy a cup of joe. Featuring a number of world-class roasters (including our favorite locals, Charming Beard), Nobrow is on the short-list of great cups of coffee in SLC.

Cafe on 1st (39 I Street)
This spot sits neatly on the corner of I street and 1st Avenue. It boasts a vibrant outdoor scene in the summer, with chairs scattered all around the corner. And in the colder months, it turns into a nice spot to sit, sip and read on the couch.

Sugarhouse Coffee (1100 East 2011 South)
This local hangout has been a fixture of the Sugarhouse area for years, and fits nicely into the eclectic charm of the neighborhood. A great place to study or spend an afternoon reading, it also features live music on a regular basis.

Blue Star (2795 South 2300 East)
A great local hangout, it’s a great spot to stop on your way up to the mountains. In addition to their coffee, Blue Star also offers a robust breakfast and lunch menu, along with a fresh juice bar.

Silver Bean (6556 South 3000 East)
Owned and operated by local favorite and Olympic freestyle skier, Shannon Bahrke, Silver Bean is the perfect stop to start off your ski day. Conveniently located at the base of the Cottonwood Canyons, it’s the perfect spot to chat with the locals about the conditions and get excited for the slopes.

Raw Bean (611 South West Temple)
Raw Bean features a drive-thru option for the coffee drinker on-the-go, and always has homemade biscotti on hand. Located in a unique red brick building on West Temple, with the word “coffee” appropriately stamped in the side, you can’t miss it.

Coffee Noir (1035 East 200 South)
A quiet and cozy spot along 200 South, this shop is often filled with University of Utah students cramming for their next test. Along with great coffee, they offer delicious fresh-baked pastries in the morning.

Check out these other coffee establishments (yes, there are a few Starbucks), or search our complete restaurant options and add them to your Trip Planner.



Little America Coffee Shop

Little America Hotel
500 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2405
Phone: (801) 596-5700
Traveler Reviews

Raw Bean Coffee House and Drive-thru

611 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-990-2326
Traveler Reviews

Rimini Coffee

532 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 539-1210
Traveler Reviews

The Salt Lake Roasting Co.

320 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-363-7572
Traveler Reviews

Beans & Brews

10384 S Redwood Rd , South Jordan
Phone: (801) 446-7000


5928 S State St , Murray
Phone: (801) 288-153

Beans & Brews Coffee House

3069 S 5600 W , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 968-1104

Beans & Brews

2335 E Fort Union Blvd , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 944-8807

Beans & Brews

268 South State Street , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 328-4148

Beans & Brews Coffee House

5608 S 900 E , Murray
Phone: (801) 266-3198

Beans & Brews Coffee House

2707 Highland Dr , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 474-2608

Beans & Brews Coffee House

906 S 500 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 521-5221

Blue Star Juice & Coffee

2795 S 2300 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 466-4280

Brew Monkey Coffee House & Deli

3441 S 8400 W , Magna
Phone: (801) 508-1086

Cafe On 1st-Slc

39 I St , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 532-8488

Canyon Coffee & Cafe

6522 S Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 947-848

Coffee Connection

1588 S State St , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 467-4937

Coffee Garden

254 South Main Street , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 364-0768

Java Dolce Coffee

2236 S 1300 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 466-3717

Farmer Brothers Coffee

2230 S 2000 W , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 974-5427

Great Coffee

11624 S Colchester Dr , Sandy
Phone: (801) 571-8866

Grounds for Coffee

26 W 2100 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 466-500

High Point Coffee

1735 W 7800 S , West Jordan
Phone: (801) 878-4344

Higher Ground Coffee

2005 E 3300 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 485-5427

Meridian Coffee

6645 S 380 W , Murray
Phone: (801) 266-2420

The Mestizo Coffeehouse

631 W North Temple , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 596-500

Rising Sun Coffee

266 W 2100 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 486-90

The Rose Establishment

235 South 400 West , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 990-6270

Starbucks Coffee

9354 Village Shop Dr , Sandy
Phone: (801) 878-8192

Starbucks Coffee

1527 S 1500 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 485-7267

Starbucks Coffee

701 E 2100 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 483-2974

Starbucks Coffee

1414 Foothill Dr , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 583-2208

Starbucks Coffee

2040 S 2300 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 487-1784

Starbucks Coffee

224 W 600 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 532-1367

Starbucks Coffee

9 S Rio Grande St , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 456-335

Starbucks Coffee

150 W 500 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 401-2000

Starbucks Coffee

1110 S 300 W , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 401-9562

Starbucks Coffee

655 E 400 S , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 359-8132

Starbucks Coffee

455 S 500 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 328-6000

Starbucks Coffee

1577 W 9000 S , West Jordan
Phone: (801) 566-9533

Starbucks Coffee

1960 E 9400 S , Sandy
Phone: (801) 576-668

Starbucks Coffee

77 W 10600 S , Sandy
Phone: (801) 523-9267

Starbucks Coffee

10130 S State St , Sandy
Phone: (801) 255-3301

Starbucks Coffee

7779 S Jordan Landing Blvd , West Jordan
Phone: (801) 316-49

Starbucks Coffee

1573 W 9000 S , West Jordan
Phone: (801) 566-9533

Starbucks Coffee

7184 S Union Park Ave , Midvale
Phone: (801) 563-878

Starbucks Coffee

3728 W 13400 S , Riverton
Phone: (801) 254-9929

Starbucks Coffee

5632 S 900 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 262-177

Starbucks Coffee

383 W Vine St , Murray
Phone: (801) 261-3861

Starbucks Coffee

80 S. Main St , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 355-3037

Starbucks Coffee

4744 S Highland Dr , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 277-9815

Starbucks Coffee

2101 S State St , South Salt Lake
Phone: (801) 466-4268

Starbucks Coffee

1868 S 300 W , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 466-9223

Starbucks Coffee

2727 W 3500 S , West Valley City
Phone: (801) 964-1130

Starbucks Coffee

2993 S 5600 W , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 968-8192

Starbucks Coffee

5905 S State St , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 266-3922

Starbucks Coffee

1283 Draper Pkwy , Draper
Phone: (801) 501-9177

Sugar House Coffee

2011 S 1100 E , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 883-8867

Sunset Coffee

7978 S 1300 E , Sandy
Phone: (801) 233-9151

Treasure Valley Coffee

586 W 9320 S , Sandy
Phone: (801) 265-2667

Two Creek Coffee House

502 3rd Ave , Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 363-3238

Victor Allen's Coffee

6338 King Valley Ln , West Valley City
Phone: (801) 969-4411