Brewing up fresh, local coffee in Bend, Oregon

According to the Daily Coffee News: 2020 Coffee and Beverage Trends Report, the number of Americans who drink coffee every day has increased by 5% over the past five years, more Americans are also turning to espresso-based beverages and cold brew.

It’s probably no surprise that we love supporting our local businesses over national chains, and here in Bend, we’re lucky to have coffee houses practically on every corner; a little something for everyone depending on taste, preferred temperature, and favorite blend.

With about a gazillion (not exact number, but close…) coffee houses and roasteries sprinkled throughout Bend, it’s impossible to say which is the best. But you wouldn’t be a *true local* if you didn’t have an allegiance to one brewed beverage or another, and with distinct passion.

 

A few of our personal local favorite coffee houses & roasters around town

This is by no means a full list of Bend coffee shops and roasteries! Find more local favorites listed here, expertly compiled by the nice folks at Visit Bend.

  • Backporch Coffee Roasters – a sleek, hip, and comfortable place and locals favorite to work, meet, and gather
  • Bellatazza – perfectly located in the midst of downtown and a great spot to sit outside to watch downtown happenings
  • Companion Coffeehouse – a light, bright, and modern coffeehouse with fresh vibes all around
  • Coffee 4 Kids Coffee Roasters – providing the finest locally roasted coffee year-round with a dollar of every bag going to save kids in their family-run orphanage in El Salvador
  • Earth20 – OCB (Oregon Cold Brew) – small-batch cold brew blends and nitro
  • Kennedy’s Coffee House – family-owned​ coffee house serving locally roasted coffee and baked goods
  • Kevista Coffee – this quirky, vibrant coffee house had us at the swing chairs and piano (and the coffee and treats are awesome, too!)
  • Looney Bean Roasting Co. – locally roasted coffee in the heart of downtown Bend. Enjoy the charming interior of the coffee house, or sit outside in the backyard and take in the beautiful view of Mirror Pond
  • Lone Pine Coffee Roasters – quality-driven; determined to roast and serve the best coffee all while providing a above and beyond cafe experience in this community hub
  • Megaphone Coffee Co. – a modern, yet vintage, cool hangout spot filled with shiplap, bright open space, and delicious beverages
  • Palate A Coffee Bar – proudly serving handcrafted espresso beverages in this rustic and charming coffeehouse
  • Riff Taproom – a unique take on a pub/bar/brewery/coffee house serving cold-brewed coffees (hot & cold), craft beers, kombucha, cider, cocktails, and CBD cold brew – currently doing a phased re-opening, check Riff’s Facebook page for more details
  • Spoken Moto –  throttled with a deep passion for old school craftsmanship, vintage motorcycles, hand-roasted coffee, craft beer, and quality goods 
  • Strictly Organic Coffee Co. – roasting the best USDA Organic Fair Trade beans available, both locations offer cozy spots to sit, relax, work, while enjoying free wireless and bottomless drip coffee
  • Thump Coffee & Roastery – guided by a fundamental desire to create both a better cup of coffee and a better experience for the people who drink it; both locations offer uniquely Bend experiences, great food and drinks, and a super cool vibe
  • Wild Roots Coffee House – small neighborhood coffee shop with top quality coffee and local pastries

 

Map: where to find local coffee in Bend, Oregon

We heart local

What we love about the above list and the Bend coffee scene as a whole, is that while each place brews an awesome cup of coffee, it’s more than that: Each coffee house offers a unique experience and vibe and their own twist on the regular cup of joe, all making for some sweet hot spots and hangouts around town.⁠  So, while Starbucks and Dunkin’ continue to saturate US market share and the nation may have a love affair with the larger national brands, we’re happy to stick with – and support – our local faves.

 

 

About Keeley Mannila

As the co-founder and owner of Fred Real Estate Group, Keeley is the driving force behind company culture, branding, and creative marketing strategy.