The Best Coffee in Cleveland, OH
If you’re in the mood for a quality cup of coffee, Cleveland has several shops that are ready to deliver that excellent brew. Although the city is home to several good coffee spots that deserve a visit, these are our top picks for a kick of caffeine here.
Stone Fruit Coffee
Stone Fruit Coffee on 530 Euclid Avenue roasts, grinds, and brews their organic beans in-house for the freshest possible flavor. The Cleveland location is their fifth shop in Ohio, a testament to their popularity. The staff here is well trained to recommend the ideal beverage for you. Don’t be surprised if you need a little help with so many distinctive flavors to choose from.
If you’re looking for something medium yet memorable, try the Bomb City blend, which is a sweet coffee with notes of butterscotch, hazelnut, and caramel. But should you prefer a dark blend, we suggest you try Steel City. This drink is a rich pick with caramel, toffee, and pecan flavors that produce a bold finish for every sip.
Six Shooter Coffee
Head to Six Shooter Coffee — on 15613 Waterloo Road — for a coffee spot that you can be proud of. Founder Peter Brown is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the world. When he’s not in the shop, he’s often traveling in the Dominican Republic, where he assists in running medical clinics and building communities. Equally impressive, sales from Six Shooter Coffee go to organizations that assist those reentering society after incarceration.
Located in the Waterloo Arts District, this coffee shop is all about supporting local art. It’s a popular gathering place for locals, offering free WiFi and indoor and patio seating. And yes, the coffee here is splendid! The menu includes hopped coffee on tap, baked goods, and a full selection of classic coffee drinks. If you’re interested in something original, you’ll also find distinctive drinks like the Pistachio Cardamom Cappuccino and Iced Horchata Latte on the menu.
Housed in a former convenience store, Metropolitan Coffee is a convenient stop for both coffee and breakfast. This coffee shop serves Cleveland’s famous Rising Star coffee. Espresso drinks are made using a special Metropolitan blend roasted by Rising Star but sold exclusively to Metropolitan Coffee.
Though the coffee drinks are the star of the show here, you can also order fizzes, shakes, blended drinks, and freshly squeezed lemonade. The food menu includes sweet and savory options, ranging from biscuits and gravy to blueberry cream cheese muffins. All are made in a kitchen free of peanuts and tree nuts.
You’ll find Metropolitan Coffee on 4744 Broadview Road, Cleveland.
Blue Sky Brews
Blue Sky Brews is an enduring little coffee shop that embodies the courage of its owner. It opened just five weeks before the pandemic hit and reopened after just three months of downtime. In its new setup, Blue Sky Brews offers ample patio seating for safe social distancing. It also features massive space and a menu that includes a variety of craft coffee and tea drinks. You can order lattes, drip coffee, and tea either hot or iced as you soak up the friendly atmosphere and creative vibes.
This coffee house is located on 2187 Murray Hill Road, in the former home of Rising Star Coffee in historic Little Italy.
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
For a satisfying coffee fix and laid back environment, COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE (also known as CCC) is the place to go. Located in Old Brooklyn, this vibrant coffee shop serves food, drinks, and its own line of creatively branded merchandise.
If you need a bite to eat with your coffee drink, you won’t be disappointed with the menu here. For those who like it hot, the Hot Lava-cado Sandwich is a must-try. This sandwich features hot pepper jam, hummus, and avocado on sourdough bread with a sprinkling of everything seeds on top. If you prefer things sweet, order the Peanut Butter & Jealous Sandwich. This item includes fresh crunchy peanut butter and a rainbow of seasonal jams. Additionally, all the ingredients at CCC are sourced locally to support small businesses.
As for the coffee, you’ll find beverages both hot and iced. For something unique, order one of the specialty lattes made with your choice of local milk or alternative milk. The Dark Dimension Latte is a richly indulgent pick with activated charcoal and maple. Go for a Date with Destiny Latte and enjoy flavors of pure date syrup and fresh nutmeg. These and other original options are sure to add something special to your day.
By the way, CCC is on 4193 Pearl Road.
Scoot! Cold Brew Coffee
If you enjoy the powerful flavor of a cold brew, you’ll love the flavors served up at Scoot!, which is on 2085 W. 114th Street. The distinctive blend here features flavors of walnut, stone fruits, and dark chocolate with rich wood notes layered on top. Coffee is blended with a touch of natural sweetener to deliver a decadent treat.
You can enjoy the cold brew straight or order it in a mocha or latte. Flavors like black raspberry, honey, cinnamon, and white velvet mocha offer plenty of variety. What’s more, you can pick up a ready-to-drink cold brew or cold brew concentrate to enjoy at home.
The 27 Club
The 27 Club (on 1215 W 10th Street) artfully blends the vibes of a coffee shop and nightclub into one lively atmosphere. The coffee menu here includes the house drip, a variety of espresso drinks, and several cold brews and iced lattes. The Iced Diablo Lattee is a distinctive pick with activated charcoal and purple acai in the drink and a dusting of sugar on the rim. If some in your party aren’t in the mood for coffee, they can order a smoothie, tea, cocktail, beer, or wine.
The 27 Club also offers a food menu, including pizzas, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and all-day breakfast. Don’t miss the club’s signature PBR waffles made with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and topped with banana ricotta cream.
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