3 Must-visit coffee shops in Salt Lake City, Utah

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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!

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London Fog and Smashed Avocado Tartine at the Rose Establishment.

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!

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Eva’s Bakery

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!

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La Barba

Do you have a favourite coffee shop in Salt Lake City? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Looking for more ways to pass the time in this amazing city? Check out the Everyday Wanderer’s list of 9 things to do in Salt Lake City.

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17 thoughts on “3 Must-visit coffee shops in Salt Lake City, Utah

  1. Salt Lake City is on my list of places to visit as the gateway to some pretty impressive canyoneering in Utah. Thanks to this post, I now have three fabulous options to enjoy while I’m there! Great reviews, thank you.

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  2. So good to see that the world is not yet completely “starbucks-ted” 🙂
    Seriously, I am big coffee fan, essential in the morning and afternoon. I never made it yet to SLC but this place (Utah in general) is on our list, so once we are there we will definitely try out at least one of them… probably La Barba Coffee, since it is from your recommendation probably the best coffee in town.

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  3. I have never been to Salt Lake city, but I do enjoy locating the best local unique coffee shops whenever I travel. It’s the first thing I normally research ( that and breakfast spots). I love that the Rose Establishment doesn’t have wi-fi therefore encouraging customers to interact with one another. You don’t come across many establishments around Vancouver that offer that.

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  4. Unfortunately for me, I don’t drink coffee so many times I tend to skip coffee shops (I go for hot chocolate instead!). But any cafe or bakery that has some good food, I’ll definitely check it out. That smashed avocado tartine at the Rose Establishment looks very delectable!

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  5. I was in Salt Lake City a few years ago but I didn’t actually visit any coffee shops as I was meeting a local friend. I am not keen on coffee but do like to find a nice coffee shop just to hang out and do some work when I am travelling. The first probably isn’t the place for me as there is no wifi but I like the sound of Eva’s Bakery, I could spend some time there.

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  6. I want to try that avocado tartine! I could see myself camped out at any of these cafes for hours doing work and not having to worry about being well caffeinated and fed. I haven’t made it to SLC yet but hope to one day!

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  7. I do not drink coffee. I still go to local and international coffee shops and have a look at what I can buy for my coffee-lover parents. I like to eat pastries, cookies, sandwiches, and drink fresh juices in coffee shops. It is the aroma of these coffee shops that are appealing to me. Btw, I would like to eat the avocado toast in The Rose Establishment or maybe I could just make one.
    : )

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  8. Ooooooh, how fun to see the Rose Establishment on this list! I was in SLC a few weeks ago and grabbed breakfast and coffee there on Sunday morning. It was fantastic! I’ll be sure to check out the other two destinations on my next trips to Salt Lake City!

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