I spend a lot of time in coffee shops. A lot. They are my go-to office space throughout the week and people always ask me what my favorite spots are. I’m excited to (finally) share my favorite coffee shops in Salt Lake City! There were several others I could have added, but these are the ones I frequent the most.
This is one of the newest coffee shops in Salt Lake City, but don’t let that fool you. Campos is an Australian coffee shop chain (I even applied to work here when I lived in Sydney). They have a coffee menu with a wide range of your old standbys plus Australian iced coffee and my personal favorite, seasonal affogatos. The food menu here is one of the best I have seen at a local coffee spot. They have breakfast sandwiches, salads, a selection of toasts, and my personal favorite… their meat pie. Check out the full menu here.
Have you ever heard of a Kouing Aman? Les Madeleines is known for their Kouing Aman, which can only be described as pure heaven. It is flaky, gooey and crunchy all at once and has hints of salted caramel. Besides their amazing pastries, Les Madeleines offers a full breakfast and lunch menu and has delicious coffee. The space is small and cozy but offers wifi and booth seating so it is a great place to work.
This coffee shop has quickly become a local favorite with three locations. They are known for their flawless avocado toast and distinct coffee. Sometimes their coffee is a little too bitter for me, but take that with a grain of salt (I like my coffee served with a scoop of ice cream). You can probably find me working at one of the Publik locations and enjoying an avocado toast topped with creamy goat cheese. The best location to work at is their downtown space. It has two levels and conference rooms you can rent out for the day. If the weather is nice, the patio in their Avenues location is great too.
If I am being honest (which I am), I only ever get dessert from here. BUT because their desserts are so amazing, I just had no choice but to include Tulie on my list of coffee shops. They have two locations and offer wifi at both. My favorite item on the menu is their Olive Oil Cake. Often, you have to order ahead to get this delicious cake, but it is so so worth it. And yes, they also have coffee. Sidenote: I was once asked to prom with a cake from Tulie and needless to say, I said yes.
Welcome to one of the most adorable spots in all of SLC. La Barba is part of the restaurant Finca and takes up a small little space in the corner. Their deep colors and intimate seating make for the perfect fall coffee spot. I love their vanilla lattes and yes they do make a heart with your foam. They recently opened a new location in the Gateway that has a much lighter and open feel to it. Both are great for sitting down with a book or to get some writing done.
Honorable Mentions: I had to include these coffee shops, even though they aren’t sit down places. I visit both these stores at least once a week (no I don’t have a problem).
Buzzed Coffee: You can find this coffee truck at most farmer’s markets during the summer, and then they rotate throughout the valley during the year. They make their own vanilla bean syrup that is truly the tastiest flavor you can add to any coffee. I have been low key obsessed with them for quite some time. So if you get a chance, find their truck. You won’t regret it! P.S. My mom highly recommends the buzzed chai with almond milk (hot or cold).
Java Joes: This drive-thru cannot be beaten. There is a location pretty close to where I live and I am addicted (in a healthy, well-adjusted way). Not only do they make delicious coffee, with fun seasonal flavors, but the staff is absolutely amazing. They know my order and my name when I get there, which might be a sign of how frequently I go, but honestly, I think it’s just how personable they all are. Would 100% recommend this place before heading up the mountain to go skiing!
Since I travel frequently, I love coffee shop recommendations in different cities. Comment below with your favorite local coffee spot!