For richer or pour over, Twin City coffee shops are what keep us going in the morning.
Winston-Salem has no shortage of masterful baristas, aromatic roasts, and foamy lattes. But if you’re having trouble deciding on a spot, gather some brews clues with our guide to some of the best coffee shops in the city.
Pro tip: If you need to refine your order, review the different kinds of coffee before stepping up to the counter.
- Debeen Espresso, 231 E. 5th St.| The name says it for itself. Expect hipster, cool vibes once you come through the doors. More than just coffee, it serves a variety of baked goods made from scratch, including vegan gelato and sorbets.
- Moji Coffee, 690 N. Trade St. | The shop employs and empowers people of differing abilities. The joyful atmosphere will make you want to grab a refill and stay awhile.
- Krankies, 211 3rd St E. | This is the place you want to meet up with your group of friends to chat. Krankies offers full southern breakfast menu + industrial vibes if that’s what you’re into. P.S. There’s also a bar inside.
- Louie & Honey Kitchen, 401 W. End Blvd. | If you want a taste of Europe right without spending a pretty dollar on a plane ticket, you’ll get it here. The shop not only serves coffee, but also delicious European pastries. The modern space offers a family-friendly environment and laid back vibes.
Where to write your novel
- By Good Coffee, 301 Brookstown Ave. Ste. 300 | A calm and quiet environment will get your creative juices flowing. You can find the owners brewing and serving you coffee themselves as they make you feel right at home. It says it in their motto: “Only U missing.”
- The BookHouse, 120 Reynolda Village | Get inspired by the stocked books at this local independent store— most of which feature North Carolina authors. Grab your cup of coffee or wine and start writing. Who knows? Your book might be on display there one day.
Events and pop ups
- The Remedy, 492 West End Blvd. | Get two in one: a cafe + a bar. The Remedy offers an upscale atmosphere. Enjoy market pop-ups on Sundays and live music most evenings. Pro tip: Bring your own hot spot if you’re looking to work remotely during the day.
- Ardmore Coffee, 1316 S. Hawthorne Rd. | Visit this cozy and intimate space to grab coffee + shop artwork on display to support local artists.
- Anchor Coffee, 486 Patterson Ave. Ste. 135 | Located in the Innovation Quarter, Anchor also provides a lunch menu and artsy + industrial atmosphere. Pro-tip: Peep the community board to stay updated on events around the city and discover new businesses in the area.
- Dough-Joe’s Doughnuts and Coffee, 114 Reynolda Village, Ste. C | In a hurry? Dough-Joe’s has grab-and-go parking for those who order ahead. Have we mentioned their donuts are delicious?
Plenty of outlets and internet connection
- Camino Bakery, 310B W. 4th St. | Working from a laptop? Camino offers Wi-Fi and plenty of tables to charge your laptop. Pro tip: If parking downtown stresses you out, try the Brookstown location. It’s less than a mile away on South Marshall Street — and has a laid back atmosphere.
- Melrose Coffee & Wine Lounge,1608 S. Stratford Rd., Ste C | Perfect for studying and winding down. Enjoy the chic atmosphere and don’t forget to grab that Insta-worthy photo-op.
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