Insider’s Guide: 6 Coffee Shops You Need to Visit in Fort Collins, Colorado

Insider’s Guide: 6 Coffee Shops You Need to Visit in Fort Collins, Colorado

Imagine waking up in a new place and knowing exactly where to go for coffee. Imagine not having to spend an hour scanning google maps and reviews. Imagine only having to read one short article that gives you a handful of good suggestions - the only suggestions you need.

Imagine no longer - I’ve compiled a list of six coffee shops worth visiting while you're in Fort Collins.

Little Bird

Unconventional because they don’t have WiFi, this is the perfect atmosphere for good conversation and reading the morning paper. Along with espresso and drip coffee (a perfect light roast), they offer delicious pastries. They also make my favorite small breakfast - coconut chia pudding with housemade granola. The space itself feels very small and cozy; many flock here on the weekends, so I recommend coming during the week to ensure snagging a spot to sit.

Bean Cycle

Located along the main drag (College Avenue) of the Old Town area, this is another spot that gets a lot of traffic. Their chai is something I’ve found to be particularly noteworthy, but of course, they make a great cup of joe as well. This is where I prefer to break up my workday in the afternoon.

Everyday Joes

Tripling as a church, music venue, and coffee shop, they somehow still have plenty of seating during the day at the cafe. They are a nonprofit run by friendly volunteers and display plenty of local art. You’ll leave here full of coffee and love!

Genesis Coffee

Like Everyday Joes, Genesis is also powered by volunteers and housed inside a church. Cool story - The Genesis Project used to be a strip club until it was transformed into a church in 2015. This shop seeks to equip the underprivileged with skills they can use at a future job. And - they make the best macadamia milk latte, hands down.


As Fort Collins’ stand-alone Hawaiian restaurant, Aloha offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They happen to make the best cold brew, as well. Within walking distance of the Colorado State campus, students are the main frequenters of this shop. This makes it easy to find a spot to sit in the morning, since most students are in class.

Mountain Iris Cafe

Also in the CSU campus district, Mountain Iris has plenty of seats available mid-morning. I used to live in an apartment next door, so of course, this ended up being my go-to shop for a while. Not only is their espresso to die for, but they offer all kinds of unique international drinks, as well. One of my favorites - Vietnamese style coffee. Make sure to try the Brazilian cheese bread while you’re there, too!

This is my fourth Insider’s Guide, so be sure to check out my first, second, and third guides to Fort Collins as well.

Happy traveling!

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