One of the first things I always do when visiting any new city is attempt to locate the best coffee shops. I was only in Salt Lake City for about 24 hours, but managed to find 3 amazing coffee shops that should be on any coffee lovers list.
1. The Rose Establishment – Located at 235 s 400 w in downtown Salt Lake City, this quaint little coffee shop feels like you’re walking into your own living room. You feel welcomed and extremely comfortable the moment you walk through the door. The Rose Establishment offers a full brunch and lunch menu that changes with the season and serves Four Barrel Coffee from San Francisco. I took a little detour from the coffee scene to try their signature London Fog, an earl grey creme black tea with lavender, vanilla syrup, lavender bitters and milk. I’m so glad I did. It was delicious! I paired that with their Smashed Avocado Tartine, a simple, yet delightful combination of avocado, olive oil, black pepper and fleur de sel on toasted five-seed bread, accompanied by greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. It was the perfect beginning to the day! But don’t expect to get a lot of work done here. The Rose Establishment has no wi-fi on purpose. They encourage interaction and conversation with your fellow coffee drinkers – and with food and drinks this good, it’s not difficult to find something to talk about!
2. Eva’s Bakery – Located at 155 South Main, right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, this delightful little bakery was named for the owners great grandmother, Eva Coombs, who was renowned for cooking with an abundance of both love and butter. As you enter through the front doors of this cheerful blue storefront, you are welcomed with the delectable smells of fresh bread and pastries from the bakery in the front. Eva’s also offers a full breakfast and lunch service in the back, with menu items like the stuffed french toast and carbonara mac and cheese. Since I had already eaten a great breakfast a little earlier, I just ordered a latte and a gingersnap cookie – both of which were delicious and gone within 5 minutes! But next time I’m in Salt Lake City, I’m definitely coming back for brunch!
3. La Barba Coffee – La Barba is somewhat of a coffee institution, providing high quality coffee from around the world to many locations in the Western United States. They also run a Barista Academy and offer a coffee subscription service that delivers their coffee right to your door. They describe their coffee as simple, honest and unpretentious, which I can wholeheartedly agree is the case after sampling their wares at their small downtown coffee shop, located at 327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City. Although the location is small, and a bit dark, the quality of the coffee speaks for itself. If you are looking for good coffee, you might just find the best cup in the city right here!
Do you have a favourite coffee shop in Salt Lake City? Tell me about it in the comments below!
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