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8 Best Coffee Shops in Dubuque

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Summer or winter. Rain or shine. Night or day. There’s never a bad time for coffee! Whether you’re an OD (Original Dubuquer-I’m going to make this a thing) and want a refresher, or you’re looking to visit and want to know what you should hit up, here are 8 of the best coffee shops in Dubuque, Iowa!

Get your coffee fix at 8 of the best coffee shops in Dubuque!

1. Inspire Cafe 955 Washington St., Suite 105 *Update: As of Nov 2022, Inspire Cafe is now Wayfarer Coffee*
What’s to like? Not only do they make fabulous coffee and offer new and unique coffee drinks, but I also love their food selection too. Everything is so good and there always seems to be something new you could try! They have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten options as well.

Come here for either breakfast or lunch…or both, let’s be real! This is my go-to place when I want food on the healthier side, while also being yummy. I like the Andie’s Classic for breakfast and the Margherita flatbread pizza for lunch.

best coffee shops in dubuque iowa

The interiors are super hip! Do people say hip anymore? Or is the word just “hipster” now? Asking for a friend…

Inspire is great to catch up with a friend, or knock out an afternoon study sesh by yourself.

best coffee shops in dubuque iowa

2. Jitterz Coffee & Cafe 1073 Main St
What’s to like? It should go without saying that every place on this list has good coffee! But what else does it offer? Cute interiors, breakfast & lunch, lots of coffee flavors, and located downtown on Main street where you could then go take your coffee and explore some of the cute shops!

Treat yourself to an iced mocha in the summer! Whether or not you decide to share with anyone else is up to you. 😉 Oh, and get a scone while you’re at it. Okay, okay, just get everything!!

Jitterz coffee shop Dubuque, Iowa

Jitterz is one of the best, so expect a crowd. It’s worth the wait though!

Jitterz coffee shop Dubuque, Iowa

3. Habits Coffee & Mini Donut Co 1072 Locust St Suite A
What’s to like? I mean, you had me at coffee, but then you throw mini donuts into the mix? Mama Maglione! Brooklyn Nine-Nine reference by the way. If you got it, we’re best friends. But maybe you don’t like good tv shows and you have no idea what I mean, but either way, I think we’re getting a little off-topic here, so let’s bring it back.

Go for the oh so delicious combo of coffee & donuts and stay for the small, but cute interiors and amazing customer service!

Habits coffee & mini donut co Dubuque, iowa

4. Convivium Urban Farmstead 2811 Jackson St
What’s to like? Gardens? Food classes? Community events? And coffee? Yep, I’m describing the same place! Their mission to create a community around food is really cool, along with the fact that the majority of what you eat there is grown right in their backyard!

No tons of fancy coffee drinks here, but you do get your classic french press and pour-over. The chai tea latte (though technically not coffee) is made from scratch and one of my favorites.

5. Jumble Coffee Company & Schoolhouse Cafe 820 Wacker Dr or 4945 Asbury Rd or 7342 Thunder Vly Dr Update: As of Nov 2022, all 3 Jumble locations are drive-through only.

What’s to like? Fresh roasted beans, super cool vibes, a drive-through if your kid is screaming in the backseat (I know nothing about that), and cool redone interiors (while also keeping parts of the original schoolhouse) for you to chill, study, eat, or chat! Great breakfast burritos. Delicious sweets!

Now, let’s just get them to deliver, okay?! Or really any coffee shop for that matter…Does this exist yet?

Jumble Schoolhouse Dubuque, Iowa

Oh, and just in case it couldn’t get any better, there’s a cute yet totally functional wood playground that your kids (or you) can play at!

Jumble Schoolhouse Dubuque, Iowa

6. One Mean Bean Coffeehouse 2728 Asbury Rd *Update: no longer in business*
What’s to like? It’s small but adorable! This place is so cozy and pretty (marble fireplace!) as well as having some outdoor seating for the warmer months. I know it’s technically not coffee, but they make one of the best chai lattes around! Plus, how cute is the name?

one mean bean coffee shop Dubuque, Iowa

7. East Mill Bakeshop & Catering 620 S Grandview Ave *Update: no longer in business*
What’s to like? Though it’s one of the smallest of this roundup, it’s not lacking in any charm. The food and baked goods are good. Like, really good. Though they’re more known for their baked goods, get one (or a thousand) and wash them down with a cup of coffee. Then, go walking down the ever so cute and picturesque South Grandview Avenue!

East Mill Bakery Dubuque Iowa

8. Charlotte’s Coffee House 1104 White St, Dubuque, IA 52001 or 1600 University Ave
What’s to like? The coffee and coffee drinks are more than just good, but I really like the selection of food too! It’s the place to go if you like açaí bowls.

Though it’s unfortunately down and out due to a fire, you can still get their coffee from their truck! You can be sure to find them at the Farmers’ Market. They hope to reopen mid-summer this year (2019). *Update: Charlotte’s is back open AND they now have a second, drive-through only location!*

Whether these coffee shops are new or old to you, I think we can all agree that coffee is always a good idea! Does your list of the best coffee shops in Dubuque look like this one?

Either way, pin this for later so you don’t forget! 🙂

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