Finding a good coffee shop is as much a part of travel as finding a wave or a powder stash. Coffee shops are just such a great way to get a taste of a new town, talk to some locals behind the coffee bar, and see whether there are people posting up in there to work, talk, just read the paper, or some combination of all of them.
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Coffee shops truly are that ‘third place’ and coffee shops in Idaho Springs are no different. Whether you live in the front range and are just heading back from a day trip to Copper Mountain or are in from out of town and are heading up I-70 from the airport, Idaho springs may be calling for a quick stop.
For a small town Idaho Springs gets plenty of traffic. So there are actually few choices of coffee shops in Idaho Springs – from local spots to those national chains.
The Frothy Cup
The Frothy Cup is an independent coffee roaster, coffee shop, and bakery located right on the main drag of Miner Street in downtown Idaho Springs.
This coffee shop is the real deal – great coffee, great food, great vibe – and is sure to add to your road trip up or down the mountain.
If you’re like me and want a good cup of coffee and a taste of the local scene, The Frothy Cup really is your place.
Edelweiss Pastry Shop
Right next to the Frothy Cup on Miner Street is the Edelweiss Pastry Shop. This bakery is a great place to grab some food and a cup of coffee.
The Spice and Tea Exchange of Idaho Springs
Sure we know you asked for coffee shops, but there might be a tea person in your group and this place is sure to scratch their itch.
The Spice and Tea Exchange of Idaho Springs is a cool specialty tea shop right on the main drag of Miner Street as well.
There’s a Starbucks in Idaho Springs. But come on, go to The Frothy Cup. There’s also a McDonald’s if you’re a McDonald’s coffee guy like my pops.
Coffee Shops Near Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs comes and goes pretty fast.
The traffic is moving and the exits are quick. So if you miss it, here are a couple of coffee shops that are near Idaho Springs.
Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea – Dumont
Colorado Coffee Caboose – Dumont
Georgetown Coffee and Tea – Georgetown
Plume Coffee Bar – Plume
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