Keep warm at these local coffee shops:
#1 – 1900 Barker – A cozy coffee shope and bakery with delicious espressos and cappuccinos that are truly works of art. Insider tip: Pair your coffee with a croissant – many say they’re the best you’ll find outside of France.
#2 – Aimee’s Cafe & Coffee House – Aimee’s gets a lot of shout outs for their house coffee blends, good homemade breakfast and lunch, and their welcoming atmosphere.
#3 – Alchemy Coffee & Bake Shop – If you’re a coffee purist, this is your place. The small menu includes quality craft pour overs, and locals buy their cold brew by the jug.
#4 – The Bourgeois Pig – The talented and friendly baristas take great care in providing excellent drinks at this hipster coffee shop/bar. Try a macaron with your coffee drink of choice.
#5 – Decade – One of the newer coffee shops in town is located in an up-and-coming east Lawrence neighborhood. Decade serves high-quality Four Barrel coffee prepared with Aeropress. Insider tip: Try the house-made cashew milk in your cappuccino.
#6 – Henry’s Coffee Shop – A coffee shop with a laid-back atmosphere with simple, steady, reliable coffee. Insider Tip: “Try any latte with honey in the title – you won’t regret it!”
#7 – J & S Coffee – The coffee beans are roasted on site in small batches at this west-side coffee shop. Whether you are looking for a good, strong cup of coffee or love an espresso, latte or cappuccino, J & S has you covered.
#8 – Java Break – Open 24/7 this unique shop offers a large variety of coffees and an unmistakable setting. They make their vanilla and chocolate syrups. If you love cereal, you’ll be in heaven at the cereal bar. Don’t leave without leaving your mark in the “Free Speech Room”.
#9 – La Prima Tazza – The first and oldest gourmet coffee shop in town offers a quiet atmosphere and twenty varieties of coffee. The Cocao Blend and Ethiopian are the best sellers. Insider Tips: The Grasshopper is a local favorite. The Mocha Florentine comes with a chocolate covered cherry.
#10 – The Roost – With a barista who is consistently voted the “Best of Lawrence” and competes in national barista competitions, you are sure to be happy with your selection. Specialty cups include Berry White Mocha and Vanilla Carmella. Insider Tip: Add a homemade marshmallow!
#11 – The Sconelady Coffee Shop – This cozy shop grinds and roasts their own beans, and offers a good selection of coffees and teas. Be sure to try one of the wide variety of scones – many are packed with real berries. Insider Tip: Coffee ice cubes are used in their iced drinks for maximum flavor.
#12 – Z’s Divine Espresso – With three locations – two including drive-thrus – you’re never far from high-quality, locally roasted, and extremely fresh coffee. Everyone raves about Z’s smooth lattes!