There are so many great coffee shops in CDA that it can be hard to choose just one! Let our experience at every downtown location guide you in that tough decision.
Looking for coffee outside of downtown? Jump to the end, there’s more options.
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The Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Coeur d’Alene
Downtown Coeur d’Alene has a ton of great coffee shop options! So many that we decided it was time to get our coffee buzz on and help you decide which one you should choose to get your morning fix.
When on vacation, I look for the standout unique locations to enjoy my morning coffee. That’s exactly what Woops provided!
Maybe a bright and light Parisian style bakeshop is just more your jam. And certainly, if you’re after some baked goods, this is your coffee shop.
In downtown Coeur d’Alene, “Woops! Bakeshop” is located just a block off of Sherman Ave and while coffee may not be their main focus, our cup of joe was great!
We had a chocolate croissant that was flaky and delicious. Plus, the macaroons would make a great gift or dessert for later.
The staff here was super friendly and welcoming. We will certainly be back!
The Vault Coffee is located in a building with history as a bank from the 1900’s.
This was the first stop on our hunt for the best coffee shops in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Local coffee, kombucha, and cold brew makes the Vault a great place to grab a cup of coffee or whatever else you’re craving.
The vibe is trendy and comfortable with plenty of seating below their black and white wallpaper. While we didn’t grab anything to eat, the burritos looked big and tasty!
Next up on the list was Fine Brewed Café. They’ve got great food options and better coffee. Bagels, burritos, acai bowls, and artisan bread makes up their food options.
The atmosphere is great with plenty of seating including their upstairs cove if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle.
While enjoying our time at Fine Brewed, we had fun watching the intense ski videos that were playing on one of the two TVs, but even more fun is their bottomless mimosas on Saturday and Sunday.
This northern Idaho coffee roasting company called Evans Brothers started in Sandpoint, ID and they sure make great coffee! They’ve partnered at this hip location in downtown Coeur d’Alene with a bakery called Bean & Pie for some tasty treats like delicious personal pies and other baked goods.
The calm atmosphere with an modern woodsy vibe makes this coffee shop a great place to enjoy breakfast before exploring the rest of downtown Coeur d’Alene.
CDA Coffee House
The atmosphere at the last stop on our list had a loft warehouse feel with exposed brick and wood planks. Coeur d’Alene Coffee Co in downtown had one of the best vibes we saw that day.
If you’re looking for a nice place to read or study, their chic leather chairs, Edison lights, and HUGE fireplace would definitely make a great choice. This shop makes for a cozy spot to warm up during the winter in CDA!
The coffee was great and there was a ton of food options if you’re hungry.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene Coffee Shops We Didn’t Try
While our efforts were grand, two people can only handle so much coffee and baked goods in one day. While we hope to try them soon, the following cafés are also located in downtown Coeur d’Alene and may be your perfect fit.
Bear Paw Cookies
From the outside the Bear Paw Cookies looks like they would only offer cookies and other sweet treats. But in fact, this bakery is open early for coffee and tea. Cookies for breakfast anyone?
The Crown & Thistle Pub
While we didn’t try this place for coffee, we did visit the Crown & Thistle Pub the night before and if their English Breakfast is as phenomenal as their hand pies then you couldn’t go wrong in choosing them for your morning coffee.
I lived in England for a year and believe me, this pub is authentic.
Coffee Shops in CDA (not downtown!)
The coffee doesn’t only flow downtown. Coeur d’Alene has plenty of great options off the beaten path that you should definitely try. Check them out below.
Terre Coffee & Bakery
This coffee shop is likely one you’ve seen when driving around town. With two locations in Coeur d’Alene, Terre Coffee & Bakery is a great option for grabbing coffee and a baked good. The story behind this couple’s adventure in faith and entrepreneurship can be an inspiration to all. Their hard work and creative abilities show through in the atmosphere they create at each location. Not to mention the great coffee!
White Pine at 814
Located on 4th Street just north of downtown, White Pine is a good place to start your morning off right. They have all the fancy pour options for the real coffee aficionado out there. Aero press, pour over, Chemex, French Press, and the basics make this café a must try.
Looking for a stop on your way out of town? Located next to the interstate, Union Roasters is a good option if you’re headed out of town. Their bright and open shop is a fun place to visit for a cup of coffee and a waffle treat.
The Best Coffee in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho?
Now it’s your turn! We’ve given our go at finding the best place to drink a cup of joe in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The choice is up to you, we hope we’ve provided you the tools needed to find that perfect cup along with your ideal locations for a relaxing morning or evening study spot.
If you’re getting your cup of joe to go, we highly recommend taking a walk in McEuen Park and down to the lake.