Happy fall! If cold weather makes you feel like hibernating, here are some cozy coffee shops where you can curl up with a cup of something delicious.
by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
1101 NW 49th St.facebook.com/vintagecoffeeok
With mood lighting, loads of funky furniture and a general good vibe, youll definitely want to hang out at Vintage Coffee. The staff is friendly and makes a damn fine latte, and the cozy vibe in the old church on Western Avenue is definitely worth checking out. Its a perfect place to study or spend a lunch break.
Cuppies and Joe
727 NW 23rd St.
This charming and bright place for sweet treats is a welcome haven with plenty of comfy chairs and tables for chilling. Grab a cup of iced coffee or hot tea and a spot to watch the world go by for a while. If you feel the urge for sweetness, youre covered. You cannot go wrong with the Boom Boom Pow cupcake in all its salted-caramel chocolate buttercream glory, a perfect pick-me-up for the homework blues.
The Underground Coffee LLC
1621 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest Citytheundergroundcoffee.com
When it comes to a relaxed atmosphere, The Underground doesnt mess around. It has serious coffee and a relaxed atmosphere, making it a go-to place to unwind. Check out local art hanging on the walls, and peruse an excellent rotation of house coffees. Caramelita, a weekly special, is a cinnamon spice latte thats perfect for the season.
All About Cha Stylish Coffee & Tea
7300 N. Western Ave.
This stylish and comfortable cafe is the second location for owner Daniel Chae, who opened his Nichols Hills Plaza location this year. It offers a fine selection of teas and coffees, and the food items look like miniature works of art. You can also order from a full menu, including sushi and salads, and everything is fresh and made-to-order. Try a Goguma latte, a mixture of sweet potato and milk.
The Beatnix Café
136 NW 13th St.thebeatnixcafe.com
The retro decor and the friendly service make Beatnix a great place to haunt, eat delicious food and sip strong coffee. It offers an assortment of beverages, including non-coffee drinks (for you free-thinkers out there). Choose from a freshly baked sweet selection of muffins, order a chai latte and then spend time catching up on emails or updating social media we wont tell anyone you havent been studying.
The Blue Bean Coffee Co.
13316 S. Western Ave.bluebeancoffee.com
This place has our number, and its menu is straightforward and done right. The decor is clean and inviting, and the menu includes featured drinks, along with espresso and a selection of roasts for your cup of java. And you cant get more in tune with the season than a pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin spice muffin to warm your taste buds.
309 S. Bryant Ave., Edmondcoffeecommissionedmond.com
This cute coffee shop in Edmond is a student favorite and can be a little tricky to find just remember its upstairs. The broad, welcoming shop is filled with an impressive coffee and tea selection. If youre not in the mood for coffee, we suggest the rooibos tea. Its beautiful red color and bright zing of flavors is a great wake-up for the taste buds. 285-8566