The Salt Lake Valley has dozens and dozens of native chain-owned cafes, generally quite a lot of per neighborhood. It is easy to discover a snug place to land, virtually each morning, someplace the place the baristas know you and begin making your drink earlier than you are even two ft from the money register.
The toughest half is cataloging all of them.
We published our first roundup of cafes in September, and instantly heard from readers and Instagram followers who advised us we would missed some good spots — particularly on the West Aspect and additional into the suburbs round Salt Lake Metropolis.
Right here is our second compilation of coffees to strive. Little doubt we missed some favorites. However, like an excellent cup of espresso, you’ll be able to all the time return for an additional spherical.
Azúcar Mexican Cafe • 2843 S. 5600 West, West Valley Metropolis.
This cafe opened subsequent to Tamal’s House finish of June. The inside is ethereal and trendy, finished in stone and cream coloured metals, and gives loads of seating. Its major specialty drink is café de olla (Mexican spiced espresso), however its drink menu additionally consists of horchata latte, Mexican mochas, Gansito lattes, Mexican scorching chocolate (colloquially often known as Abuelita), and seasonal drinks like marzipan lattes. Additionally they serve basic espresso drinks, teas, ice cream and pastries, together with pan dulce, delivered each day from an area Mexican bakery.
All drinks are made with beans sourced from an area small-batch roaster Coffee Logos.
Bjorn’s beer • 2165 S. State St., South Salt Lake; 2358 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake Metropolis; 4679 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake Metropolis.
Their slogan is “drink espresso, save the animals,” so baristas usually have to clarify that the dog-shaped cookie in your espresso’s lid is for you, not your pet. What they donate to pets is charitable assist – if you redeem your cafe punch card, the cafe donates $1 to organizations equivalent to Nuzzles & Co. and Best Friends Animal Society.
Bjorn’s serves drip espresso, espresso drinks, chais, iced teas, Italian sodas, blender drinks, and snacks equivalent to bagels, cookies, and stuffed croissants. It’s also one of many few off-chain cafes that provides drive-thru.
Buzzing cafe • 132 S. 800 West, Salt Lake Metropolis.
Co-owners Dominic Oliver and Sierra Hibl revived the Buzzed Coffee truck earlier this year, and in October, they moved into an area on the Sugar Area Arts Warehouse. The truck continues to be on the street, however now the Poplar Grove neighborhood has one other brick-and-mortar cafe. Buzzed brews with beans from Park Metropolis Espresso Roasters and gives café de olla, soiled chai, filter espresso and a full line of espresso drinks, plus a specialty drink that adjustments month-to-month. Additionally they promote beans by the bag.
Black coffee • 1035 E. 200 South, Salt Lake Metropolis.
Nestled in the course of a fall neighborhood in Liberty Wells, Espresso Noir is small on area however large on nice drinks. The indoor and outside seating areas are a bit cramped, however with headphones it really works completely for a Zoom assembly. Espresso Noir gives a terrific choice of espresso drinks, teas and pastries.
Their “Purple Rain”, a white mocha with lavender, is ideal for a chilly day.
Hidden Peaks Coffee and Roastery • 4879 S. Redwood Street, Taylorsville.
This family-run roaster, launched in 1989, open-roasts small batches of Arabica beans every single day of the week, each for in-cafe service and on the market by the pound. Though it is set in an out of doors strip mall, the inside has a basic city cafe really feel, with concrete flooring, corrugated metallic detailing, and blackboard menus.
Hidden Peaks is a daily hang-out for Taylorsville residents, providing each cozy nooks and enormous tables the place massive teams can unfold out.
IndieGo Cafe • 3310 S. 500 East, South Salt Lake.
Indie Go Espresso serves chai – actual chai. Chai brewed the best way it needs to be, not only a powder that’s blended like most coffees do, however simmered: slowly and steadily to make a flavorful, flavorful, spice-infused drink. The chai blends are additionally all made in-house.
The identify of the South Salt Lake cafe is a nod to a number of issues – proprietor Vini Joseph and his son Derrick being from India (and the place the standard methodology of brewing chai comes from), being an impartial cafe and Vini being a single mom.
The shop’s seating space is a bit small, but it surely’s proper throughout from the brand new granite bookcase department, and it additionally serves scrumptious treats, equivalent to samosa puffs, paneer and hen tikka pies, and tandoori hen sandwiches and tacos. On request, they even bake truffles, together with a Black Forest cake – which has its origins in Germany, however is quite popular in India.
Kahve Cafe • 57 S. 600 East, Salt Lake Metropolis.
Kahve Cafe brings a style of the Mediterranean to Utah, alongside Turkish espresso and tea – additionally brewed the standard approach. They serve treats equivalent to baklava, Turkish fig cake, borek (a savory stuffed pastry), gozleme (a stuffed turnover) and seasonal specials. In winter, totally different soups and month-to-month parts of manti (a sort of dumpling). The store operates across the phrases of a Turkish proverb: “A cup of espresso creates a 40-year friendship”.
Metis coffee • 631 W. North Temple, Salt Lake Metropolis.
Metis opened in 2008 like a restaurant/artwork gallery with an emphasis on group service. The inside and menu developed as regulars and neighbors gave suggestions to house owners Ruby Chacón and Terry Hurst. Espresso is all the time serving as an important community space, with common programming together with Dia de los Muertos celebrations and again rooms that can be utilized for group get-togethers. The gallery focuses on underserved and socially aware artists.
The cafe itself, with its heat pink partitions and wood tables, has a heat and welcoming ambiance. On the drinks menu, you will discover filter espresso, espresso drinks, Mexican mocha and soiled horchata. There is a substantial breakfast menu, together with the Mez Waffle, which is topped with Mexican chocolate, and a number of other lunchtime sandwich choices.
Roots Coffee & Co. • 774 S. 300 West, Salt Lake Metropolis.
This cafe, a few yr and a half outdated, has a playful vibe, with a restaurant wall that includes customer-suggested phrases like “take life by the beans” and “espresso loves every little thing.” A few of its hottest specialty drinks embody caramelo (caramel, vanilla, and a drizzle of dulce de leche) and horchata latte. It additionally serves domestically made bagels and cinnamon rolls from The lady of the dough.
The Pink Establishment • 235 S. 400 West, Salt Lake Metropolis.
The Rose property is non-public, however definitely worth the problem of restricted parking. The open seating space, with uncovered wooden and large home windows, offers the proper espresso expertise. The Rose Institution serves equal quantities of fine espresso and wonderful bakery treats.
Cafe Tres Gatos • 567 S. Major Avenue, Midvale.
Tres Gatos in Previous City Midvale is housed in a constructing with murals close by, excellent for a espresso and a fast stroll. This store not solely makes selfmade chai and their specialty, Mexican Mocha, but additionally gives plant-based caffeine drinks. In case you’re on the go, they’ve a drive-thru, however stroll inside and behind the spacious counter/bar you will discover bottles of syrup in each taste and shade to select from.
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