We love talking about date night restaurants, dessert spots and places to get pizza, but let’s be honest — coffee is an everyday necessity. So it’s extremely important to nail down your favorite local coffee shop in town to satisfy your daily fix.
And if you’re more of a tea drinker — fear not! Most of these coffee shops have wonderful tea selections, and we even included some quaint tea rooms for a special occasion.
1. Black Kite Coffee and Pies
2499 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43620
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We’ve raved about Black Kite Coffee and Pies before, as they are an excellent source for all your brunch needs. In addition to their savory pies, you’ll find wonderful coffee and tea options to either complement your meal or stand on its own. This independent, locally owned coffee house makes delicious coffee — whether you order a simple drip, latte or iced concoction.
2. BREW Coffee Bar
2903 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43607
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BREW Coffee Bar serves locally roasted, high quality and ethically sourced coffee straight from Zingerman’s Coffee. Complement your drink of choice with one of their locally made pastries and desserts. This is a popular destination for University of Toledo students due to its location near campus and relaxed atmosphere for getting work done or hanging out with friends. BREW also attracts the younger crowd with their open mic night each Wednesday.
3. Claro Coffee Bar
1801 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604
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Claro Coffee Bar was created to serve excellent coffee and tea, and inspire the exchange of conversations and ideas amongst everyone. This locally owned shop partners with First Alliance Church, and is located in the heart of activity in the diverse and artistic Uptown district. These folks love the neighborhood they serve and have a knack for all things coffee and tea. Claro keeps things simple with their menu, offering nothing but the best for caffeine enthusiasts and tea drinkers alike.
4. DaCapo Coffee
7370 Lewis Avenue B, Temperance, MI 48182
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DaCapo Coffee is a Temperance staple, serving coffee comprised of the best ingredients and brewed to its ultimate potential. The friendly staff and inviting atmosphere of this family-owned shop furthers your pleasant experience while you sip on a cup of coffee or tea with your pastry or sandwich.
5. The Flying Joe
2130 Preston Parkway, Perrysburg, OH 43551
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The Flying Joe in Perrysburg places an emphasis on all things local as they source their beans from several local roasters, host informative tastings for the community, support local artists and musicians, and remain engaged with local and national non-profits. In case that wasn’t enough to earn your trust, their coffee itself is phenomenal. With a genuine knowledge of the process and a love for the community, The Flying Joe is an excellent source for your caffeine fix.
6. Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts
311 Conant Street, Maumee, OH 43537
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The only thing better than great coffee is great coffee with a cause. Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts in Maumee is part of Sunshine Communities, which supports people with developmental challenges as they live, work and play on their own terms. You’ll receive great coffee, great food and great gifts from their friendly, smiling staff composed of people with all abilities.
7. Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters
44 South St Clair Street, Toledo, OH 43604
117 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551
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Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters is turning heads as the new kid in town, and they have not disappointed since their inception in 2016. Maddie & Bella roasts their own coffee by hand in small, controlled batches to ensure the utmost in quality and perfection. With two locations — one in downtown Toledo and one in Perrysburg — you can access their modern and clean shops wherever you roam. Or take home a bag of their freshly roasted beans to brew at home! No matter where you sample their creations, you’re in for a treat.
8. Rustbelt Coffee
119 North Ontario Street, Toledo, OH 43604
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A local husband and wife barista team opened Rustbelt Coffee in 2016 after four years of strategic planning. This downtown coffee shop operates as a nonprofit, channeling sales revenues to other local nonprofit organizations. Rustbelt’s meaningful mission is only the icing on the cupcake, as their coffee quality and barista expertise are worth writing home about.
Cozy Tea Rooms
If tea is more your…cup of tea, stop by these specialty tea rooms for some of the best flavors around. Do as the English do by making an event out of tea drinking!
9. Sweet Shalom Tea Room
8216 Erie Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
Sweet Shalom Tea Room in Sylvania is a quaint and cozy tea house with decadent teas and little bites served on elegant dishware. Plan a themed tea party event (like Downton Abbey!) or simply call ahead to make a reservation for your special tea time. Their cozy atmosphere and tea selection will not disappoint even the most educated tea connoisseur.
10. Clara J’s at 219
219 West Wayne Street, Maumee, OH 43537
Clara J’s at 219 in Maumee serves Proper Tea and a gourmet lunch on an eclectic mix of fine china. Stop by for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and don’t miss the Proper Tea service at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This British tradition includes a formal tea with a set menu, including scones, savories, sandwiches and sweets. Enjoy these delicacies in an intimate setting within Clara J’s historic home in uptown Maumee.
Now it’s time to explore!
We urge you to visit one of these amazing shops you haven’t yet tried. Did we miss your favorite local coffee shop? Let us know!