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 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 coffee shops in Albuquerque to fuel your day.  

Bad Ass Coffee & Cafe

Specializing in 100% Kona coffee from the Kona region in Hawaii, Bad Ass Coffee & Cafe also serves a variety of baked goods and breakfast sandwiches perfect to grab on your way to work.

Bike In Coffee

A hot drink and pastry from Bike In Coffee

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Bike In Coffee is the first bicycle-focused coffee hangout in Albuquerque. It's ideal for a pit stop when you need to refuel in a setting that is geared towards your bike with delicious coffee in a beautiful atmosphere.

The Brew

Centrally downtown-located with a killer list of specialty lattes like Honey Lavender, The Brew is sure to brew something up to fit your taste.

Blackbird Coffee House

Get your Old Town fix with a perfected cold brew on a hot day of strolling. Blackbird Coffee House also serves delicious tea lattes made with local ingredients.

Castle Coffee 

Castle Coffee is a community-focused coffee shop serving up artfully crafted lattes and more. The goal of Castle Coffee is to create a space where everyone feels welcomed.

Cutbow Coffee

Cutbow Coffee is named after the cutbow trout, and in honor of the owner's late father. A portion of proceeds from every bag of coffee sold goes to protecting waterways in New Mexico.

Golden Crown Panaderia

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Perfect for pairing a hot brew and a hot empanada together in harmony, Golden Crown Panaderia serves tasty baked goods alongside fresh coffee. This family-owned bakery brings traditional New Mexican recipes to life.

Humble Coffee

Humble Coffee Downtown

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Humble Coffee has an inviting, warm and quirky interior. With two locations Downtown and in Nob Hill, Humble is a great spot to sit with a laptop and get some work done.

Little Bear Coffee

A barista pours a coffee drink at Little Bear Coffee

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Perfect for sipping on an Americano, munching on a local donut and shopping for a Hawaiian print dad-shirt, Little Bear Coffee has a location in Nob Hill and on the Eastside.

Meraki Coffee + Market

Meraki Coffee + Market is a quaint spot serving up speciality coffees and delicious eats. There are small-batch products for sale in the cafe from jams to fresh flowers.

Michael Thomas Coffee

Family-owned since 2004, Michael Thomas Coffee is small and quaint with a brew that packs a flavorful and soul-warming punch. Two cozy locations are open for you to grab a cup a coffee.

New Mexico Piñon Coffee

New Mexico Piñon Coffee is a New Mexican staple with flavored coffee (like Biscochito) that you won't find anywhere else. Try a signature syrup to give your coffee an even bigger flavor boost.

Plata Coffee

A picture of a coffee in front of Plata Coffee in Sawmill Market

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Located in Sawmill Market with beverages made from coffee from numerous New Mexico roasting companies, Plata Coffee is a great place to stop by on your way to work or to leisurely sip at on the weekends.

Remedy Coffee

For a cup of joe to make you feel better, head to Remedy Coffee. Order yours with a home-baked good and enjoy it sitting by the fireplace.

Rust is Gold Coffee

Hop off the hog for a refuel and a tank top off at Rust is Gold Coffee. Offering in-house roasted coffee and vegan and non-vegan breakfast options, this shop hosts numerous events for motorcycle lovers.

Sunday Service Motor Co.

Coffee at Sunday Service Motor Co

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Sunday Service Motor Co. is the perfect blend of coffee, beer and motorcycles. Sunday Service serves as a community stop for everyone, including bikers looking for a community garage to fix up their motorcycles.

Trifecta Coffee Company

Trifecta Coffee Company is great for getting set up with your laptop for a productive morning with a hot brew. Indulge in a baked good or some chocolate, too.

Villa Myriam

Villa Myriam has a laidback, comfortable vibe near downtown Albuquerque. You'll want to try the avocado toast while you're there!


Zendo is great for a hip, small atmosphere with a patio and charming mural. Try the cortado for a delicious drink to wake you up.

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 local 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.