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Best coffee shop in every state

  • Best coffee shop in every state

    Whether traveling, or exploring local area, finding a great cup of joe (and perhaps a donut) is essential for coffee lovers. To break down the hunt for reaching that much needed caffeine fix, Stacker tapped into Foursquare Search to find the top coffee shop in each state. Foursquare’s algorithm predicts the “best” establishment according to those that have visited recently by incorporating check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends to determine the top-ranked destination for every state.

    This list is not filled with Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. They are coffee shops and cafes with different specialties or food options, that some locals may not even know about yet. Still, their popularity shines through reviews and mouth-watering pictures. Every recommendation is based on real reviews on Foursquare. Read on to find out what's brewing in each state—including oddities like potato donuts, and quirky beverage names like The Annihilator and Trip to Paris.

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  • Alabama: The Red Cat

    Address: 2901 2nd Ave. S. (Ste 120), Birmingham, AL 35233

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Stuck in Southside Birmingham and in need of a caffeine fix? Customers rate The Red Cat as one of the best coffee shops in town, and their speciality lattes are no joke. Try the Abyssinian latte with coconut milk, or the Bengal if feeling adventurous.


  • Alaska: The Moose is Loose

    Address: 44278 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    The Moose is Loose is a fun coffee house located in Soldotna that encourages its patrons to not only stop and smell the coffee, but also send in pictures of their namesake on the move. When visiting, be sure to sample the apple fritters, “road kill” cinnamon bun, and donuts along with a beverage.



  • Arizona: Peixoto Coffee Roasters

    Address: 11 West Boston At. (Arizona Ave.), Chandler, AZ 85225

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Owned and operated by a member of the supplying coffee farm in Brazil, Peixoto Coffee Roasters delivers a serious kick in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The high quality is evident in their roasts, and the multiple types of cold brew are reportedly to die for.


  • Arkansas: Onyx Coffee Lab

    Address: 2418 N. Gregg, Fayetteville, AR 72703

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Great customer service combined with knockout individual brews defines Onyx Coffee Lab—as well as a charming patio space and overall ambiance. Their Columbian coffee latte is considered one of the best, and their pour-overs contain delicate and beautiful notes.


  • California: Verve Coffee Roasters

    Address: 104 Bronson St. #19 (Hall), Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Verve sources beans from all around the world and then prepares them on site in a 1965 German-made Probat roaster to coax out the complicated and subtle nuances of each bean. Visit where the magic happens and then have a taste—the pour overs, lattes, and cold brews are particularly popular here.


  • Colorado: Huckleberry Roasters

    Address: 4301 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Excellent customer service and reasonable prices combine with stellar coffee to make the Denver gem Huckleberry Roasters so popular. Try to visit when the weather is nice—an entire wall of the coffee shop is a roll-up garage door; customers can enjoy inside ambiance with an outside feel when the door is opened.


  • Connecticut: Lorca

    Address: 125 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    The coffee isn’t the only superstar at Lorca. The Connecticut coffee shop delivers a full lunch menu, complete with churros with dark chocolate dipping sauce. Heading over only for a cup? Their cold brew with horchata has received amazing reviews.


  • Delaware: Fractured Prune

    Address: 20214 Coastal Highway (at Rehoboth Ave.), Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    What would coffee be without the donuts? Fractured Prune has elevated what it means to have a donut as they hand dip and specialize every order. With so many flavors like pineapple cake, French toast, and s’mores, it might be hard to pick just one.


  • Florida: specialTEA Lounge & Cafe

    Address: 10766 SW 24th St. (108th Ave. and Coral Way), Miami, FL 33165

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Coffee is joined by a plethora of tea choices and delicious baked goods at specialTEA Lounge & Cafe. Though the focus may seem to lie on the tea, as it's served in Miami’s only teahouse, the coffee is also known for being superb. Try their French press, brewed on order.


  • Georgia: Foxy Loxy Café

    Address: 1919 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Foxy Loxy Café serves up unforgettable ambiance with their stellar coffee, tea, wine, and beer. Need something to pair with their well-priced drinks? Try their tacos, desserts, cheeses, or gluten-free options.


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