Looking for a place to kick back and enjoy a great coffee? Some of Jacksonville's best local spots are listed below, in alphabetical order. We included Dunkin Donuts of NE FL because they're awesome and they did an interview with us. Starbucks is awesome too and you can find their locations here.
Bold Bean was voted Best Coffeehouse in Jacksonville in 2013 by readers of Folio Weekly. Stephen Dare, Food Editor at Metro Jacksonville, calls Bold Bean "one of the top 10 coffeehouses in the United States."
Bold Bean roasts their own beans in-house. Although they can prepare coffee in all the standard ways, they're big proponents of single drip coffee, enjoyed black in order to appreciate the subtleties of the bean and the magic in the roasting.
Bold Bean is becoming a local gathering spot to relax, converse or enjoy the live music that is put on regularly. Beer and wine, along with some food, are also served.
A small coffee shop near the beach. Breakfast pastries are made in house. Pita sandwiches are available for lunch. Beer and wine are also available if you're in the mood to kick back and lounge.
3. Chamblin's Uptown Cafe
This enormous and enormously popular used book store has a small cafe up front serving coffee and food. There's free wifi too. Between the two Chamblin's locations they have over 2 million used books. Trade ins accepted. A great place to grab a coffee and browse the bookshelves.
A coffee house with a Euro-cool vibe that encourages you to lounge, meet with friends or just enjoy the ambiance. Artworks adorn the wall and a DJ spins modern music every night except Mondays and Wednesdays. The cafe is open to midnight except for Fridays and Saturdays when it stays open until 1:30am. More than 60 coffee options are available. Wine and beer served as well.
From The Examiner: "Hands down, this is the best coffee available in Jacksonville, FL and possibly anywhere. In truth it is just coffee, but they take great care to roast each batch so perfectly that after you drink some coffee here you won't want to drink coffee anywhere else." 'Nuff said.
Riverside cafe serving up food, beer, wine and coffee. Coffee is Sweetwater and Green Mountain Roasters brands.
Named by the Examiner as one of the 5 best small coffee shops in Jacksonville.
A favorite of Jax Beach locals. Unique and tasty food. Kimchi on an egg sandwich anyone? They serve their amazing Strongtree and George Howell coffee in giant glass steins with organic cream. Delicomb has proven so popular that it's bursting at the seams and will be making a short move to a bigger place at 102 6th Avenue North (next to the Casa Marina) in the Fall.
These Dunkin's are working hard to transform themselves into meeting places, very much like Starbucks has done. Following a major interior design upgrade they now have a large room that can be booked for business meetings, parties or even family movie nights (with the giant TV). The interior encourages people to hang out, talk with friends, or relax and get some work done. With a wide variety of coffee options and a large menu that includes gluten free options, this is a whole new Dunkin.
Steampunk themed coffee lounge and restaurant. Lots of eclectic local art on the walls and all about. There are lots of things to do at the Fringe too. They have open mic, areas to lounge and read, book clubs, and more. The coffee comes from Bold Bean and is served until midnight.
10. Kathy's Bakery and Cafe
… (904) 445-1530 … 10150 Beach Blvd. map>
Authentic Cuban cafe with pastries, sandwiches and Cuban coffee drinks such as cortados.
Best patio at the Beach. Large inside seating and lots of outdoor seating too. Great place to meet friends, enjoy the sunshine or read a book. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.
Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of the most popular restaurants in Jacksonville and has quickly grown to two locations - in San Marco and Jacksonville Beach. They're not really a coffee shop but they get special mention because their maple infused coffee is fantastic. They give free refills too. Oh, and their biscuits are unbelievable. Their coffee is roasted weekly by Coffee Roasters of Florida and ground daily.
Sippers features a welcoming environment where you'll find treats baked in-house daily along with light lunches.
Named after their special 3-layer cakes, this small coffee house is located in historic Springfield. A great place for a delicious dessert and some quiet time in their Zen garden. They've won a Best of Jax award from FolioWeekly and are considered one of the best small coffee houses in Jacksonville by The Examiner.
Located in the Bank of America building lobby in downtown Jacksonville, the Urban Grind features baked goods, sandwiches and bagels with homemade cream cheese. Coffee comes from Coffee Roasters of Florida. A little downtown oasis if you're visiting or need a break.