Caffeine lovers, this one is for you! Similarly to Albuquerque's booming craft brewing scene, the city is experiencing a surge of new and awesome coffee shops that suit every kind of brew seeker out there. From architecturally inviting, bright vibes and trendy pours, to vintage motorcycle and fishing themes, to cozy conditions perfect for hunkering down with a laptop, Albuquerque brews up a coffee shop scene that simply cannot be matched. Take a look at some of the best local stops to fuel your day in ABQ.  

Bad Ass Coffee & Cafe

Specializing in 100% Kona coffee from the Kona region in Hawaii

Bike in Coffee

Ideal for a pit stop when you need to refuel in a setting that is geared towards your bike

The Brew

Centrally downtown-located with a killer list of specialty lattes like Honey Lavender

Blackbird Coffee House

Get your Old Town fix with a perfected cold brew on a hot day of strolling

Castle Coffee 

A community-focused coffee shop serving up artfully crafted lattes and more

Cutbow Coffee

Discover a great startup story and a delightful fishing theme along with your caffeine fix

Epiphany Espresso

Easily accessed right off the interstate in a recycled shipping container food and drink hub

Espresso Fino

Feel authentically small-town Italian with a double shot and a fresh croissant

Golden Crown Panaderia

Perfect for pairing a hot brew and a hot empanada together in harmony

Humble CoffeeHumble Coffee

An inviting, warm, and quirky interior with fresh avocado toast on the menu 

Little Bear Coffee

Perfect for sipping on an Americano, munching on a local donut and shopping for a Hawaiian print dad-shirt

Meraki Coffee + Market

A quaint spot serving up speciality coffees and delicious eats 

Michael Thomas Coffee

Small and quaint with a brew that packs a flavorful and soul-warming punch

New Mexico Pinon Coffee
New Mexico Piñon Coffee

A New Mexican staple with flavored coffee (like Biscochito) that you won't find anywhere else

Plata Coffee 

Located in Sawmill Market with beverages made from coffee from numerous New Mexico roasting companies

Rust is Gold

Hop off the hog for a refuel and a tank top off in a spot that equates coffee and gasoline

Trifecta Coffee Company

Great for getting set up with your laptop for a productive morning with a hot brew

Villa Myriam

Laidback, comfortable vibe with a mean avocado toast

Zendo CoffeeZendo

Great for a hip, small atmosphere with a patio, charming mural, and a respectable cortado


No matter what your taste prefers, you're bound to find a setting and a pour that delights every one of your caffeine-loving senses. Check out Albuquerque's piping hot coffee scene and let us know your favorites! Also, don't forget to tag that mouthwatering photo of latte art on social media with #TrueABQ.