The 8 Best Coffee Shops in Park City Utah This Winter
“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” – Cassandra Clare
What do you do when caffeine craving meets the call of the wild? If your happen to be in Utah, then sniffing out the best coffee shops in Park City is a great first step! Point of fact - none other than Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman once remarked, “To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” In fact, the average American spends $1,092 on coffee annually and 63 percent of American adults drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Association. However, finding just the right coffee shop to savor your delicious, hot-brewed coffee can sometimes be a challenge. The best coffee shops not only provide the perfect pick-me-up to get your day off to the right start, but also function as true gathering places where friends and family members just chill out for hours (think of such inviting fictional coffee shop hangouts as Central Perk in Friends, Monk’s Café in Seinfeld and Café Nervosa in Frasier).
Indeed, stopping by a favorite Park City coffee shop has become a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors alike before (or even after!) engaging in popular Park City winter activities such as skiing the white-powder slopes, snowtubing, ice skating, dog sledding, snow biking and snowmobiling, among other winter pursuits. Over the past several years, Park City has become known for its burgeoning coffee culture and the area is chock-full of small-batch craft roasters. Craving a hot mug of java to combat those chilly Park City winter mornings? Here are the 8 best coffee shops in Park City, Utah, this winter:
1 | Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse | A welcome, cozy retreat during the cold winter months for Park City locals and visitors alike, Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse is known as “Park City’s unofficial living room.” Enjoy amazing coffee (featuring Millcreek Coffee Roasters beans) and tea drinks (including 65 varieties of direct-sourced loose-leaf teas), as well as fresh and organic smoothies, in a laid-back, literary atmosphere surrounded by thousands of new and used books that you can browse through and/or purchase. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may want to opt for one of the unique specialty drinks at Atticus such as Mexican Mocha (spicy dark chocolate) and The Finch (a Cubano-style latte topped off with cinnamon). Characterized by Park City Magazine as “a quintessential independent coffee shop,” it’s the perfect Park City coffee shop to drop by for a quick cup of joe or to simply escape the wintry chill and hang out for a lazy morning. Atticus also features a healthy breakfast and lunch menu full of local Wasatch bagels and baked goods, sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as vegan burritos and organic vegan chili. In addition, Atticus offers “funky” and “eclectic” gifts, cards, journals and works by local artists for sale. The idea for Atticus was inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s critically acclaimed 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was turned into a hit 1962 movie of the same name starring Gregory Peck as “Atticus Finch” and Mary Badham as “Scout.” By the way, Atticus, which first opened in 2010, donates a portion of every sale to local nonprofit organizations, making this mug the most generous, high quality coffee Park City has to offer!
WHERE: 738 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: (435) 214-7241
2 | STOKED Roasters | Opened in 2018 and owned by world-class ultrarunner Jax Mariash (AKA “The Queen of the Desert”), STOKED Roasters is an outdoor-themed coffee company dedicated to fueling “adventurous souls on the go.” Known as “The Official Coffee of the Outdoors,” STOKED serves 100 percent organic craft coffee – featuring six different blends with coffee beans from 15 different origins. Signature blends include Dawn Patrol, Soul Session, Bluebird, First Tracks, Double Overhead, Whiteout (decaf) and First Light. Ideally located in the heart of Historic Park City within the historic O.P. Rockwell Building, which also houses a music hall and cocktail lounge, STOKED has been described as a coffee company that “treats itself as an outdoor company.” In effect, STOKED serves as a “base camp” for outdoor enthusiasts before they head out on their various Park City outdoor winter adventures. By the way, in 2016 Mariash became the first woman in the world to complete the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series Grand Slam Plus.
WHERE: 268 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: (435) 602-3721
3 | Park City Coffee Roaster | Owned and operated by twin brothers, Ray and Rob Hibl, Park City Coffee Roaster has been perfecting their handcrafted roasting technique since 1997 with coffee beans that originate from USDA organic and Fair Trade certified farms. A small batch roaster, Park City Coffee Roaster is one of only two certified fair trade roasters in the Beehive State. According to Park City Magazine, Park City Coffee Roaster is “a local favorite” with “freshly roasted and delicious coffee” that provides “impeccable” service. Signature coffees at Park City Coffee Roaster include Double Black, Caramel Dreams, Almond Joyous, Highlander Grogg, Irish Cream Dreams, Chocolate Raspberry, Cinnamon Bunnz and Hazelnut Balls. Located in Kimball Junction, Park City Coffee Roaster also serves pastries, sandwiches and all-day breakfast items to satisfy any craving. Outdoor seating is available.
WHERE: 1764 Uinta Way, Park City, Utah 84098 | WHO: (435) 647-9097
4 | Silver King Coffee | On a frigid, wintry day in Park City, nothing beats the convenience of Silver King Coffee, the first and only drive-through coffee shop in the area. In addition to an assortment of mochas, lattes, espressos, frappes, teas, hot cocoa, fresh juices and smoothies, Silver King also serves bagels, muffins, fresh fruit cups, breakfast burritos and baked oatmeal. Specialty drinks at Silver King include Lavender Latte, Mexican Mocha, Rose Latte, Pumpkin Pie Dirty Chai, Superfood Coffee and Bullet Proof Coffee. Located in the Prospector neighborhood just a couple miles off Main Street, Silver King Coffee has the appearance of a tiny ski shack with a bright red roof.
WHERE: 1409 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: (435) 214-7593
5 | Park City Provisions by Riverhorse | Seeking a combination café, deli and specialty market in Park City this winter? Ideally located on Historic Main Street, Park City Provisions by Riverhorse has you covered on all accounts! Part restaurant and part gourmet grocery store, Park City Provisions features a full espresso bar, as well as local beers, wines and house-made cocktails. Coffee aficionados can choose from Drip Coffee, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha and Cold Brew. An assortment of teas is also available, as well as breakfast bowls, wraps, sandwiches and smoothies. The dining menu at Park City Provisions features such eclectic delicacies as Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites, Wild Game Chili, Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Shrimp Ramen, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and Buffalo Short Rib Stroganoff.
WHERE: 221 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: (435) 649-0799
6 | Lucky Ones Coffee | Conveniently located within the Park City Library, Lucky Ones Coffee was started by entrepreneurs Taylor Matkins and Katie Holyfield to provide a business that employs and empowers individuals with disabilities. In fact, according to recent statistics, 70 percent of individuals with disabilities are unemployed. Partnering with Alpha Coffee in Salt Lake City, Lucky Ones offers Drip Coffee, Espresso, Cold Brew, Tea and Hot Chocolate, as well as pastries, avocado toast, hummus toast and more. According to Park City Magazine, “Everyone is super friendly and we guarantee you’ll leave there with a smile on your face.”
WHERE: 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah | WHO: (252) 531-8204
7 | Pink Elephant Coffee Shop | A small batch roaster located on Historic Main Street (just above Prospect boutique), Pink Elephant Coffee Shop is known for its fresh, “artfully roasted” whole bean coffee free of additives or chemicals. In addition to absolutely delicious brewed-to-order coffee, Pink Elephant offers an assortment of baked goods, vegan pastries and more. In addition, Pink Elephant shares a space with Land Juicery juice bar. A portion of sales from Pink Elephant goes to preserving and protecting wildlife and open lands in the West. By the way, the eclectic name of this bustling little Park City coffee shop was derived from a line in Jack London’s 1913 novel John Barleycorn referring to drunken hallucinations: “There are, broadly speaking, two types of drinkers. There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants. He is the type that gives rise to the jokes in the funny papers.”
WHERE: 509 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: N/A
8 | Java Cow Coffee & Ice Cream | Billed as “The Most Unique Fun and Delicious Destination,” Java Cow has served as a landmark on Park City’s Historic Main Street since 2003. Enjoy delicious Caffe Ibis coffee from Logan, Utah, at Java Cow, which also serves up amazing homemade, all-natural ice cream, along with freshly baked pastries, Belgian waffles, made-to-order crepes, sandwiches, soups and salads. In addition, Java Cow offers a gift shop with a variety of colorful cow-related items. Don’t miss the acclaimed street art from legendary, mysterious graffiti artist Banksy located on the south side of the Java Cow building (Banksy created the art while promoting the world-premiere of the documentary Exit Though the Gift Shop at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival).
WHERE: 402 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060 | WHO: (435) 647-7711
BONUS | Hugo Coffee Shop | Nestled inside the Park City Visitor Information Center in Kimble Junction, Hugo Coffee Shop specializes in fresh, small-batch roasted coffee, along with spectacular mountain views, complemented with a nice selection of baked goods, pastries, specialty sandwiches, teas and smoothies. Known as “Coffee with a Paws,” Hugo Coffee donates a portion of its proceeds to local animal rescue organizations such as Nuzzles & Co. and Best Friends Animal Society Utah (dogs are always welcome at Hugo Coffee Shop, by the way).
WHERE: 1794 Olympic Parkway, Park City, Utah 84098 | WHO: (435) 655-5015
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