Good news for coffee-lovers and java aficionados in Boise - Idaho’s capital is seeing more and more small-batch roasters, specialty coffee shops, and coffee-centric cafés emerging onto the coffee scene. Whether you are a hard-core triple-espresso-shot-to-start-the-day kind of person or prefer a sophisticated French press to savor over a long, lazy brunch, the City of Trees has a spot for you. Forget Starbucks and Dutch Brothers to get your daily fix – head to one of these cozy, quaint, hip or trendy spots to get your daily cup-a-joe.
1.Alia's Coffee House
Alia's Coffee House is a casual neighborhood café that serves espresso drinks, traditional coffee, and New York-style bagels in a cozy, down-to-earth ambiance. The coffeehouse is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike and serves a range of house-brewed coffee from americano and espresso to cappuccino and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, hot and iced teas, and fruit juices. A menu of light fare such as house-made sandwiches, paninis, muffins, cookies, and freshly baked pastries are available, and the café has high-speed wireless Internet. Alia's Coffee House is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
908 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-338-1299
2.Awakenings Coffee House
Located in Elms Park Shopping Center, Awakenings Coffee House is a locally-owned and operated café that serves top quality organic and non-certified organic handcrafted coffees and donates a portion of the sales to organizations who are helping women and children in crisis. The spacious shop has an airy space flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of comfortable seating and cozy couches for relaxing over coffee. The coffee menu boasts coffee made with Awakenings’ house-roasted beans, including regular Americanos, plain shots of espresso, and pour-overs. The coffeehouse offers coffee brewing classes and hosts painting nights and is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
10650 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709, Phone: 208-323-5578
3.Big City Coffee and Cafe
Big City Coffee and Cafe is a warm and welcoming spot with a homey atmosphere that serves delicious homemade fare, freshly baked pastries, and espresso-based coffee drinks. The charming café is adorned with colorful vintage signs and offers comfortable seating in a cozy space and serves breakfast and lunch all day, along with a wide variety of traditional coffee, espresso, and specialty drinks. The café serves a range of mouthwatering freshly baked treats such as scones, muffins, and homemade Biscuits and Gravy, made with a fresh buttermilk biscuit. Don’t miss signature bites like the Cherry Pie Scones and Pumpkin Chai Muffins. Big City Coffee and Café is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
1416 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-345-3145
4.Bikes and Beans
Bikes and Beans is a popular gathering spot for Boise’s coffee and cycling communities and serves locally roasted coffee beans from Ironside Roasting Company. Established by Andrew Little, the unique coffee shop serves fantastic coffee and light bites, as well as offers bicycle tune-ups, and advice on all things cycling. The dynamic social hub serves a range of house-brewed coffee from americano and espresso to cappuccino and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, hot and iced teas, and fruit juices, along with a menu of light bites such as freshly baked pastries, muffins, and cookies. Bikes and Beans is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
1350 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705, Phone: 208-639-2841
5.Black Rock Coffee Bar
Black Rock Coffee Bar is a locally owned and operated coffee bar that serves coffee from globally-sourced beans which are house-roasted to perfection and served with passion. Black Rock has three distinctive coffee blends, namely Old Town, which is a medium-dark roast; Steel Bridge – a custom-blended Vienna- style dark roast with stark flavors; and Pearl – a single-origin light roast with distinctive characteristics. The bar serves a range of house-brewed coffee from americano and espresso to cappuccino and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, and a selection of freshly baked pastries, muffins, scones, and chocolate bars. Black Rock Coffee Bar is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
2499 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-9254, Phone: 208-880-6994
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Established over 25 years ago and steeped in rich Italian tradition, Caffé Capri is an award-winning coffeehouse brand that still uses traditional, time-tested Italian techniques and methods for roasting coffee. The nationwide chain of coffeehouses is renowned for its unique and desirable coffee, whose taste and consistency has not changed for the past two decades, and can be found in coffeehouses, cafés, Caffé Capri espresso bars, and supermarkets around the country. The café serves a variety of traditional and specialty gourmet coffee, along with craft beers and casual wines, freshly baked pastries, and other sweet treats, and serves breakfast and lunch daily.
242 East Gowen Road, 83716, BOISE, ID 83716, Phone: 208-338-3007
7.Caffeina Roasting Company
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Caffeina Roasting Company is a brewery, roastery, and coffee shop all in one. Owned by mother-and-daughter team, Tammy Jenkins and Lyndsey Hopkins, the casual café features warm dark wood décor and big, comfortable chairs where visitors can sip house-roasted coffee, locally crafted beers, and brews, and easy-drinking wines. The coffee menu features coffeehouse classics such as multiple pour-over options, cold blends, and smoothies, while the brewery side of the business offers a range of local craft beers and wines, and an interesting combination of both – think espresso poured into a local stout known as the brew-on-brew. A menu of light fare offers breakfast, toasts, and snacks throughout the day, and the coffeehouse/brewery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
4774 W State St, Boise, ID 83703, Phone: 208-807-2332
Coffee Mill is an independent, locally-owned and operated coffee house in Harris Ranch that proudly serves Caffe Vita coffee from Seattle. Coffee beans are sourced using economically and environmentally friendly practices that support local farmers and roasted in-house to create the perfect cup of coffee, ranging from Americanos and cappuccinos to specialty pour-overs and French press brews. Coffee Mill also serves breakfast and lunch bites such as made-from-scratch breakfast sandwiches and burritos, fresh salads, locally baked pastries, and sweet treats, and more, and a selection of craft beers and casual wines can be enjoyed throughout the day. The café has a charming patio for alfresco coffee and summer dining and is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
4979 E Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, ID 83716, Phone: 208-488-4558
9.Coffee Studio - Milwaukee Blvd & Rifleman
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Cozy, warm, and welcoming, the Coffee Studio is a charming Idaho-inspired creative space where the neighborhood gathers for great coffee, sweet treats, and good conversation. Driven by a love for Boise, the owners of the Coffee Studio wanted to create a spot where locals and visitors alike could come to connect, create, and innovate over excellent house-roasted coffee, and they did just that. Boasting comfy décor with wooden tables and chairs, bright yellow walls, plush sofas, and a crackling fireplace in the winter, the coffee shop is a popular spot to hang out. The coffee shop serves a range of house-brewed coffee from americano and espresso to cappuccino and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, hot and iced teas, and other drinks, as well as freshly baked pastries, muffins, and cookies. Coffee Studio has high-speed wireless Internet and is open all day.
8205 W Rifleman St, Boise, ID 83704, Phone: 208-995-2929
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10.Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters Downtown
Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters is a low-key hangout and neighborhood gathering spot with bright artworks on the walls that serves house-roasted coffee, espresso drinks, and freshly baked goods in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Named after owner Dave’s son, Dawson, the coffee shop has been roasting exceptional, artisan coffee since 1995 and has two locations across town, where coffee is freshly roasted on a daily basis in two traditional European drum-style roasters. The roastery on 8th Street in the heart of downtown Boise offers tours of the roastery where visitors can watch the roasting process and enjoy freshly brewed coffee drinks at the pour-over bar. Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters Downtown is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
219 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-336-5633
Located on Fairview Avenue near Five Mile Road, Deathproof Coffee is a retro coffee shop with a black and red pop-art vibe that serves drip coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, a variety of teas and cold brews, along with fresh pastries. Signature drinks include the Red Skull, Elm Street, and the Insomniac. Decorated with skulls and crossbones, the quirky store exudes a dark and mysterious ambiance and offers a 13% off sale on Friday the 13th and sells a range of branded merchandise such as beans, t-shirts, stickers, and more. Deathproof Coffee is open for brunch and lunch, Monday through Sunday.
10481 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704
12.Flying M Coffee House
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Located in Old Boise, Flying M is a vibrant, independent corner café that serves handcrafted and locally roasted coffee and signature blends, housemade bakery treats, and unusual handmade gifts. Renowned for its rotating art shows and annual fundraiser events, the buzzing coffee shop serves made-from-scratch treats such as cookies, cakes, health bars, scones, and muffins, including signature treats like the vegan nut bar and the five-food-group cookie. The coffee shop also sells a selection of eclectic, retro, and hand-crafted items from books and stationery to bags and jewelry, and the coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
500 W Idaho St #100, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-345-4320
13.Form & Function
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Form and Function began as a stall serving freshly brewed coffee at the Boise Farmer’s Market and has grown into a popular go-to brick-and-mortar spot for great coffee, casual bites, and an easy-going, inviting ambiance. The shop features minimalist décor with white walls, subway tile backsplash, and white La Marzocco Linea, while a black and white mural is the central focus in the upstairs loft area and whiteboards showcase the specials of the day. The specialty coffee roaster serves espresso drinks, batch brews, pour overs, and an unforgettable Guatemala Nitro Float in cups made from the hull of the coffee plant, along with farm-to-table fare such as porridges, toasts, and freshly baked pastries.
511 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-922-7824
14.Frog's Fix Coffee Parlor
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Tucked away in the Bench community on Latah Street, Frog’s Fix Coffee Parlor is an old-fashioned, picturesque neighborhood coffee shop that serves a menu of unique drink specials, including the Evans Brothers' award-winning organic brews, loose leaf tea, Italian soda, and a rotating assortment of delicious, freshly baked pastries, snacks and donuts. The inviting café has friendly baristas who work their magic, making a range of specialty coffee drinks, a cozy indoor space and a dog-friendly patio surrounded by tall trees. Frog’s Fix Coffee Parlor is open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Saturday.
701 S Latah St, Boise, ID 83705
Located in Old Boise, Goldy’s Corner is a casual corner bakery and café with a cozy space to study and read a book from the take-a-book, leave-a-book program. The downtown coffee shop serves a variety of food and drinks, including freshly brewed coffee and tea, craft beers, casual wines, and mimosas, along with freshly baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches, burgers, frittatas, and burritos. The breakfast menu features favorites like omelets and egg dishes, pancakes, stuffed French toast, granola, and parfait, and the bright and cozy spot offers a casual dinner menu on Wednesday through Saturday. Goldy’s Corner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
625 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-433-3934
© Janjou Pâtisserie
Located in the Marketplace, JanJou Patisserie is one of the best bakeries in Boise that is the go-spot for decadent cakes, mouthwatering pastries, and homemade tarts. Opened by master baker and pastry-chef Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas in 2013 in the 17th and State marketplace, JanJou Patisserie is named after Moshit's mother whose nickname was Janjou. The bakery serves coffee made with globally-sourced, organic beans that are roasted weekly by Lizzy's Fresh Coffee in Ketchum along with world-class pastries and baked treats, such as flaky croissants, mouthwatering eclairs, homemade quiche and signature tarts like the snickerdoodles tart with a rich buttery crust. JanJou Patisserie is open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Sunday.
1754 W State St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-297-5853
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17.Java Downtown Boise
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Java Downtown Boise is a small chain coffee shop that serves a hand-crafted bakery menu for breakfast and lunch and house-roasted coffee and specialty drinks in an artsy corner space. Established by Todd Rippo in 1991, the homey coffee shops have bright décor; walls adorned with artworks, and an inviting, rock n' roll atmosphere. The bakery menu features California-inspired fare such as scrambles, croissants, burritos, rancheros, and oatmeal, and the drinks menu offers traditional coffee drinks like americano, cappuccino, latte, and mochas, and a variety of loose-leaf teas. Java Downtown Boise is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
223 N 6th Suite 110, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-345-0777
18.Moss Coffee & Tea
Located on N. Ninth Street in the shadow of downtown's McCarty Building, Moss Coffee and Tea is a locally owned coffee and tea shop that serves Caffe Vita coffee, a large assortment of teas, and freshly baked goods and pastries that are made from scratch. Owned by Tasmyn Raleigh, Moss Coffee and Tea has a large front window with lovely views off Boise Street and Mixed Greens, and comfortable tables and chairs and specializes in serving a variety of teas with different flavors, combinations, and alternative milk. Moss Coffee and Tea also offers several baked goods, the popular being a range of different-flavored cinnamon rolls, and is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday.
208 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-342-2900
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© Neckar Coffee
Neckar Coffee is a former farmers-market-stand-turned-bricks-and-mortar shop that had humble beginnings brewing steaming pour-overs at Boise Farmers Market and has now grown into a bustling 1,650-square-foot café. Owned by Grant Shealy, the café has large storefront windows, muted modern décor, a long, white counter, and gleaming chrome coffee equipment, and serves micro-roasted coffee sourced from the Coffee Shrub in Oakland in designer ceramicware cups. Decadent, mouthwatering pastries, and custom-made cakes and sweet treats are available from the award-winning Janjou Patisserie, and the café is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
117 S 10th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-424-6938
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20.Push and Pour
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Located by the river and a short walk from Whitewater Wave Park and Corridor Surf, Push and Pour is a coffee shop in Garden City owned by professional skater Lucas Erlebach. Based in a former auto shop, Push and Pour is decorated with skateboarding paraphernalia, old decks, eclectic murals, and vintage pieces such as a bright red coffee grinder and an espresso tamper with custom handles made from old skateboards. The coffee shop serves local coffee known as Maps from Hailey in Idaho along with a range of craft beers and casual wines and light bites for breakfast and lunch daily.
214 East 34th Street, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-488-4747
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21.Slow by Slow Coffee
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Slow by Slow is a quaint multi-roaster coffee shop with a mid-century design that serves a rotating selection of beans sourced from artisanal roasters around the country and globally-sourced coffees from around the world. Coffee beans are hand-picked by the staff from their personal-favorite roasters from all around the country, and professional baristas manage to extricate the most subtle flavors from espresso drinks, pour-overs, and more. Freshly baked goods are sourced from three local bakeries - Amaru Confections, Gaston’s Bakery, and Sugar Whipped, and background music accompanies the fine coffee and decadent pastries to ensure a laid-back and relaxed ambiance. Slow by Slow Coffee is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
403 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
22.The District Coffee House
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The District Coffee House is a bright and airy coffee shop that serves coffee roasted by Form & Function, pour-overs prepared in a Chemex or a Hario V60, and a handful of signature drinks, like a white chocolate latte. The spacious non-profit coffee shop exudes an inviting atmosphere with colorful décor and live music throughout the week and offers free high-speed wireless Internet. The coffee shop prides itself on making an impact beyond coffee by sustainably sourcing ingredients from local farmers and teaming with local non-profit organizations to support the community. The specialty coffee roaster serves espresso drinks, batch brews, pour overs, along with farm-to-table fare and freshly baked pastries. The District Coffee House is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
219 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-343-1089
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23.The Roastere’ at Treasure Valley Coffee
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The Roastere’ Treasure Valley Coffee offers over 90 varieties of gourmet coffee that can be enjoyed in-house or home-delivered. The convenience store sells a wide variety of coffee from around the world, ranging from single-origin and French press to espresso and dark blends. Signature blends include Mayan Gold, Kaffee’ Blend, Boise’s Best, Gourmet House, Espresso Gold, and French Roast, and a selection of imported coffee machines are also available. The coffee shop also serves a range of homemade fare such as breakfast dishes, baked goods and cookies, bagels and soup and bread, and the Roastere’ Treasure Valley Coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
11875 W President Dr, Boise, ID 83713, Phone: 208-377-9203
24.Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters
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Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters is an Eighth Street favorite for artists, workaday folks, and digital nomads wanting a relaxed and casual spot to sip great coffee and work in a laid-back and comfortable environment. The coffee menu features coffeehouse classics such as multiple pour-over options, cold brews, and smoothies, and a menu of light fare offers breakfast, toasts, and snacks throughout the day. The coffeehouse also sells a range of branded merchandise such as coffee, equipment and gear and clothing, and gifts. Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
298 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-433-8005
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25.Urban Fox Coffee & Boba
Urban Fox Coffee & Boba is an extraordinary hybrid that combines Boise-sourced coffee and pastries with Taiwanese-inspired boba tea and sweet toast. Located on the corner of Eagle and Ustick Roads in Meridian, Urban Fox Coffee & Boba features sleek, modern décor and a stylish, chic vibe that reflects owner Owner Haena Cho's California roots. The coffee shop serves Boba tea, otherwise known as bubble tea, served with chewy tapioca balls or fruit-flavored jellies at the bottom of the cup, along with Asian sweet toast made with bread from Acme Bakeshop. Other signature bites include toast topped with sweetened condensed milk and homemade ice-cream, and the coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
2970 N Eagle Rd #100, Meridian, ID 83646, Phone: 208-577-6482
25 Best Coffee Shops in Boise
- Alia's Coffee House, Photo: pressmaster/stock.adobe.com
- Awakenings Coffee House, Photo: weedezign/stock.adobe.com
- Big City Coffee and Cafe, Photo: psphotography/stock.adobe.com
- Bikes and Beans, Photo: ange1011/stock.adobe.com
- Black Rock Coffee Bar, Photo: ibravery/stock.adobe.com
- Caffe Capri, Photo: Caffè Capri
- Caffeina Roasting Company, Photo: Caffeina Roasting Company
- Coffee Mill, Photo: sergiymolchenko/stock.adobe.com
- Coffee Studio - Milwaukee Blvd & Rifleman, Photo: Comeback Images/stock.adobe.com
- Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters Downtown, Photo: sarymsakov.com/stock.adobe.com
- Deathproof Coffee, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Flying M Coffee House, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Form & Function, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Frog's Fix Coffee Parlor, Photo: Frog's Fix Coffee Parlor
- Goldy's Corner, Photo: pariwatpannium/stock.adobe.com
- Janjou Patisserie, Photo: Janjou Pâtisserie
- Java Downtown Boise, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Moss Coffee & Tea, Photo: thithawat/stock.adobe.com
- Neckar Coffee, Photo: Neckar Coffee
- Push and Pour, Photo: Push and Pour
- Slow by Slow Coffee, Photo: Slow by Slow Coffee
- The District Coffee House, Photo: The District Coffee House
- The Roastere’ at Treasure Valley Coffee, Photo: Evgenia Terekhova/stock.adobe.com
- Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Urban Fox Coffee & Boba, Photo: photosky99/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com