One of the great things about Missoula culture are the local businesses that people choose any day over the chains. Here are the top 5 local coffee and tea shops according to Yelp.

Zootown Brew

121 Broadway

Zootown Brew has great coffee and the space is big enough to rent for events such as conferences or weddings. It’s perfect for a shabby chic wedding. 

Black Coffee Roasting

525 E. Spruce St.

This place has a cool and unique environment. One Yelper said “The inside of this Coffee roaster is very unique as its in an old car/boat repair shop that looks somewhat like an airplane hangar.”  Many other Yelpers stated that the coffee is exceptional and the staff is very friendly.

Drum Coffee

600 South Ave W.

This is a great place to go if you want coffee and some light food as it is a café. This place has local Missoula vibes and is in a great location. One Yelper wrote, “Awesome little cafe!  In a great neighborhood with ample parking and good accessibility.  They have lots of outdoor seating as well, which makes a great place on a sunny day!  In addition to the full espresso bar menu, they have light lunch options and also a few pastries.” One thing to note: They do not have free Wi-Fi.

Le Petit Outre Bakery and Cafe

129 S. 4th St. W.

This is a great little European bakery and coffee shop. “Le Petit Outre’s breads follow the time honored baking traditions of Europe,” according to their website. “The breads are handcrafted using traditional methods and four basic ingredients: wheat flour, water, sea salt and yeast. LPO hearth breads are baked free from, directly on stone in a Fringand French deck oven weighing just over six tons.” This place is worth it just for the bread and pastries! One Yelper said they also have the best coffee she’s ever tasted and she wants to move from Brooklyn to Missoula just for Le Petit Outre Bakery and Café.

The Loose Caboose

3075 N. Reserve St.

If you’re in a hurry and just want to drive through somewhere for great coffee, The Loose Caboose is the way to go.

“The Loose Caboose serves up solid coffee with fast and friendly service and the convenience of a drive-thru,” wrote one Yelper.Came here on my way out of town for a little road trip java. They have the usual menu of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, smoothies, and espresso beverages that one would expect from a drive-thru coffee shack. They have an array of flavors to add to your mocha, latte, or Italian soda. I ordered a caramel mocha, which was solid. The espresso was flavorful and decently strong.”

Next time you want some great coffee, don’t go to a chain, try one of our local favorites!  

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