Nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies in western Montana where five valleys converge, Missoula is a lush green city known as the ‘Garden City’ for its beautiful verdant landscapes. Home to the 200-acre campus of the University of Montana, the city is packed with fun things to see and do from beautifully restored historic buildings and the1877 Fort Missoula to the Missoula Art Museum and the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. There are also plenty of great little cafés and coffee shops around the city to stop for a quick coffee while exploring and here are some of them. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
© Bernice's Bakery
Bernice's Bakery is a quaint, brick-walled bakery and café that serves locally roasted Montana-made Hunter Bay coffee and delicious made-from-scratch eats. Established in 1978, the cozy coffee shop and scratch bakery makes freshly baked bread, cakes, muffins, and pies using fresh, locally sourced ingredients daily. The lunch menu features a variety of healthy snacks like gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups, quiche, and other farm-to-table dishes. Bernice's Bakery is an eco-friendly business and uses recycled materials where possible to support environmental sustainability.
190 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-728-1358
2.Biz Buzz Coffee Shop
Located in the Gallagher Business Building, Biz Buzz Coffee Shop is a small café that serves a selection of coffee drinks including americano, latte, macchiato, and espresso made with coffee from Black Coffee Roasting Company. The café also offers a range of teas, chai tea, and fruit juices, as well as light fare such as daily toasts, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, granola, and freshly baked pastries from the Bear Claw Bakery. Biz Buzz Coffee Shop is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily.
32 Campus Drive Gallagher Business Building, Lower Level, Missoula, MT 59812, Phone: 406-243-6325
3.Black Cat Bake Shop
© Black Cat Bake Shop
The Black Cat Bake Shop is a quaint, family-owned and operated bakery and coffee shop that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Established over 15 years ago, the bakery produces a range of freshly baked pastries, cakes, muffins, and scones, as well as special items like stollen, homemade granola. The little café serves a variety of coffees and specialty coffee drinks, ranging from americano and cappuccino to lattes, macchiatos, and espressos in single or double shots. The café also sells a range of Black Cat Bake Shop merchandise.
2000 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: 406-542-9043
4.Black Coffee Roasting Company
© Black Coffee Roasting Company
The Black Coffee Roasting Company is a local roastery that was started by two friends in a garage in 2009 and has grown into one of the top coffee roasteries in the city. The company ethically sources coffee beans from around the world, locally roasts them in their Missoula roastery, and packages them in recycled and biodegradable bags to support environmental sustainability. The coffee menu features a variety of espresso-based drinks, pour-overs, drip coffee, cold-brew, shrubs, and kombucha made with house-roasted single-origin beans. A selection of freshly baked pastries, toasts, and other snacks are available.
525 E Spruce St, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-541-3700
© Break Espresso
Break Espresso is a modern coffee shop that offers specialty coffees sourced from the top coffee-growing regions in the world in a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. Warm and friendly staff welcome customers for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and the café is a great spot for meeting friends and enjoying outstanding coffee. The menu features standard coffee and espresso drinks, along with organic juices, coffee shakes, and frozen yogurt, along with local, organic daily brunch items, handcrafted sandwiches, and fresh pastries. Break Espresso is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, seven days a week.
432 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-728-7300
© Caffè Dolce
Caffè Dolce is a cozy Italian café with an espresso bar and a charming seasonal patio that serves imported Italian coffee, specialty coffee drinks, light breakfast offerings, and freshly baked pastries. Based in the heart of a historic Missoula neighborhood, the café also serves seasonal contemporary Italian cuisine that is prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including handmade pasta and wood-fired pizza. The wine bar serves with an exceptional old-world-wine list boasting an impressive collection of artisanal wine from Italy, France, and Spain, and an array of local and regional craft beers.
500 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-830-3055
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Caffe Gita is a casual, friendly café that offers freshly brewed coffee, espresso drinks, and tea, along with light snacks, sandwiches, and sweet treats. The coffee shop has modern décor and a warm and welcoming vibe and serves locally-roasted coffee as americanos, espressos, lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and seasonal specialty drinks. The little café sells a selection of made-from-scratch food like deli-style sandwiches and delicious pastries, muffins, and other baked goods. Caffe Gita is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, daily.
2000 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-207-7599
8.City Brew Coffee
© City Brew Coffee
City Brew Coffee is a local roastery and friendly, community coffee shop that has been roasting and brewing high-quality coffees since 1998. The roastery has several locations around the state, all of which serve their brand of coffee in a variety of forms, including americanos, espressos, lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and seasonal specialty drinks. Signature sips on the menu include Organic Honduras, Rolling Rivers, Sumatra Mandheling, and Zimzilla. Light snacks include freshly baked pastries, muffins, and other sweet treats, and friendly café is ideal for a casual gathering with friends or a quick morning coffee.
400 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-721-3600
© Clyde Coffee
Located on the Hip Strip between Bridge Pizza and La Stella Blu, Clyde Coffee is a casual coffee spot that serves Black Coffee Roasting Company espresso, a curated variety of drip coffees, pour-overs, and a range of teas from Lake Missoula Tea Company. The café offers complimentary wireless Internet and is a popular gathering place for students from the University of Montana who come to study and work while enjoying great coffee and healthy eats like toasts, light savory breakfasts, and freshly baked pastries.
610 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-540-4481
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10.Copper Mountain Coffee
Copper Mountain Coffee is a Montana-based coffee chain with nine coffee shops in Northwest Montana with two in Missoula. Copper Mountain Coffee has both brick-and-mortar locations and kiosks, all of which serve freshly brewed coffee from Dillanos Coffee Roasters of Sumner, Washington in a variety of styles from espresso to macchiato. Other drinks offered include espresso shakes, fresh fruit smoothies, and Red Bull energy drinks, and delicious baked goods like bagels and bagel dogs, breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and cake pops from Seattle’s Favorite are delivered daily.
4921 N Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: 406-493-6060
11.Drum Coffee Roasting
© Drum Coffee Roasting
Drum Coffee Roasting is a bright and airy café with friendly, welcoming vibes that offers a full espresso bar menu, light breakfast, and lunch options, and freshly baked pastries. The full-service espresso bar serves a unique Northern Italian-inspired beverage menu with a variety of house-roasted coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and custom roasts, as well as sipping chocolate from local chocolatier Posh Chocolat. Signature coffees include five custom roasts blended with coffee beans from Africa, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Italy. The café also has a selection of artisanal truffles, caramels, and toffees, and is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily.
1000 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-721-3786
12.Florence Coffee Co.
© Florence Coffee Co.
Florence Coffee Company is a family-owned and operated business with over 20 coffee shops around the state. Established in 2003, the casual community café and coffee shop serve exceptional coffee and specialty espresso drinks, along with freshly baked pastries and light fare. The restaurant offers several options for breakfast and lunch, and a range of delicious specialty coffee-based drinks made from locally-roasted coffee beans such as espresso shakes and single-origin pour-overs. Florence Coffee Company provides complimentary high-speed Internet access and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch.
2205 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-880-1378
13.Hunter Bay Coffee Bar
© Hunter Bay Coffee Bar
Founded in 1991, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters began roasting ethically sourced coffee beans at a coffee bar on Front Street in Missoula. Today, the downtown Missoula coffee shop is based in the First Interstate Bank Building and has a modern layout with an espresso bar that serves a complete line-up of espresso drinks, pour overs, and drip coffee made with Direct Trade and Certified Organic coffees beans. The café also serves a variety of breakfast and lunch options made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch.
101 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-830-3388
14.Le Peak Coffee Shop
Located on the University of Montana campus, Le Peak Coffee Shop serves Cravens gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, and delicious baked goods from Bear Claw Bakery. The café has a menu of light food that includes breakfast sandwiches, mouth-watering pastries, and other freshly baked treats, all of which are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Le Peak Coffee Shop is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, daily.
Emma B. Lommasson Center, 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812, Phone: 406-243-6325
15.Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro
© Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro
Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro is a small café-style bistro on Russell Street that serves breakfast and lunch and sustainably-sourced and locally roasted coffee from all over the world in a variety of forms. The café has a unique hot oatmeal bar that offers fresh steel-cut oats with a wide variety of fruit and topping options, as well as a self-serve frozen yogurt bar. The coffee bar offers coffee and espresso drinks, and healthy smoothies, and a wide assortment of other drinks, as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches and freshly baked goods. Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, daily.
1925 Sherwood St, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: 406-541-8282
© Liquid Planet
Liquid Planet is a 5,000 square foot premium mix of coffeehouse, bistro, and beverage market in downtown Missoula that offers everything from exceptional coffee to fresh, farm-to-table fare. Located on Broadway Street, the eatery offers a wealth of gourmet deli items, freshly baked pastries, and handmade chocolates, along with an impressive selection of fine wines from around the world and handcrafted items like martini glasses from the Czech Republic, ceramic teapots and hand-blown Champagne flutes.
121 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-541-4541
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17.Recess Coffee Shop
Located within the Phyllis J. Washington Education Building on the campus of the University of Montana, Recess Coffee Shop is a casual little coffee shop tucked into a recess that serves a selection of hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks made with Black Coffee Roasting Company coffee. The little shop also offers an array of freshly baked pastries and sweet treats delivered daily and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch every day.
Phyllis J. Washington, Education Building, 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812, Phone: 406-243-6325
18.Sidebar Coffee Shop
Located in the Alexander Blewett III School of Law on the campus of the University of Montana, Sidebar Coffee Shop is a casual student magnet that serves a selection of hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks made with Black Coffee Roasting Company coffee. The little shop also offers an array of freshly baked pastries and sweet treats delivered daily from Sidebar’s bakery and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch every day.
32 Campus Drive Lommasson 114, Missoula, MT 59812, Phone: 406-243-6325
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19.The Loose Caboose
© The Loose Caboose
The Loose Caboose is a well-known and much-loved coffee chain with five drive-up locations around town and a mobile cart at the Saturday Clark Fork Market that has become an icon of the community in every neighborhood. The coffee company is famous for their espresso drinks made with the highest quality of coffee beans that are ethically sourced from around the world. The drive-through cafés serve a range of espresso beverages and other coffees, teas, hot chocolate, smoothies and ciders, and flavored lattes, mochas, and Italian sodas.
3510 S Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-544-2165
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20.Think Tank Coffee Shop
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Located above the Urey Underground Lecture Hall on the campus of the University of Montana, Think Tank Coffee Shop is a casual little spot serves a selection of hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks made with Black Coffee Roasting Company coffee. The coffee kiosk also offers freshly made food like sandwiches, fresh salads, wraps, and fruit trays, as well as an array of freshly baked pastries and sweet treats from The Bakery, Le Petite, and Bagels on Broadway. Think Tank Coffee Shop is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch every day.
32 Campus Drive Above Urey Lecture Hall, Missoula, MT 59812, Phone: 406-243-6325
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21.Rattlesnake Market & Cafe
© Rattlesnake Market & Café
Established in 2016, the Rattlesnake Market & Café is a combination of a coffee shop, local market, and popular weekend breakfast destination. What began as the Rattlesnake Gardens in 1997, the welcoming neighborhood gathering place grew into the Rattlesnake Market & Café, which now boasts comfortable décor and ample indoor seating and an outdoor patio for alfresco-style dining. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving freshly prepared cuisine using locally sourced ingredients, and accompanied by a selection of craft beers and casual wines. Premium coffee and specialty coffee drinks are served all day.
2501 Rattlesnake Dr, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-926-3202
Established in 1993, Bitterroot Beanery is a popular coffee chain with several locations around the state that proudly serves Café Mam organic, Fair Trade, shade-grown, and single-source espresso. Coffee beans are sourced from an indigenous co-op that has been growing coffee for many generations, freshly roasted every day, and shipped to order. The café has a menu of light food that includes breakfast sandwiches, mouth-watering pastries, and other freshly baked treats, and the Bitterroot Beanery is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch every day.
2420 S Garfield St, Missoula, MT 59801, Phone: 406-926-6404
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© Break Espresso
Break Espresso is a casual and friendly coffee shop with an in-house bakery that serves a full espresso and tea menu, homemade soup and sandwiches to-go, and freshly baked pastries. Established over 24 years ago, the coffee shop and bakery have been serving outstanding coffee and delicious eats to the surrounding community ever since. A bustling bakery crew prepares and bakes a variety of goods from scratch, ranging from cinnamon rolls, Danishes, and sticky buns to muffins, scones, and pies. The beverages menu offers coffees, specialty espresso drinks, teas, fruit smoothies, and fresh fruit juices.
432 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-728-7300
23 Best Coffee Shops in Missoula, Montana
- Bernice's Bakery, Photo: Bernice's Bakery
- Biz Buzz Coffee Shop, Photo: pop_thailand/stock.adobe.com
- Black Cat Bake Shop, Photo: Black Cat Bake Shop
- Black Coffee Roasting Company, Photo: Black Coffee Roasting Company
- Break Espresso, Photo: Break Espresso
- Caffe Dolce, Photo: Caffè Dolce
- Caffe Gita, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- City Brew Coffee, Photo: City Brew Coffee
- Clyde Coffee, Photo: Clyde Coffee
- Copper Mountain Coffee, Photo: Parichart/stock.adobe.com
- Drum Coffee Roasting, Photo: Drum Coffee Roasting
- Florence Coffee Co., Photo: Florence Coffee Co.
- Hunter Bay Coffee Bar, Photo: Hunter Bay Coffee Bar
- Le Peak Coffee Shop, Photo: Rawf8/stock.adobe.com
- Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro, Photo: Lighthouse Espresso & Bistro
- Liquid Planet, Photo: Liquid Planet
- Recess Coffee Shop, Photo: maryviolet/stock.adobe.com
- Sidebar Coffee Shop, Photo: kikovic/stock.adobe.com
- The Loose Caboose, Photo: The Loose Caboose
- Think Tank Coffee Shop, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Rattlesnake Market & Cafe, Photo: Rattlesnake Market & Café
- Bitterroot Beanery, Photo: Dragana/stock.adobe.com
- Break Espresso, Photo: Break Espresso
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