Coffee in Fargo is not just a beverage; it’s a necessity. Locals love to drink all kinds of coffee, not only because it’s delicious but also because it keeps us warm and toasty during the cold months. Hop on the official Fargo-Moorhead Caffeinated Crawl to get to all of the local spots and earn prizes.
At Atomic Coffee, you’ll find locals meeting over a cup of Joe pretty much any time of day – it’s an institution in Downtown Fargo. Full of natural light from the large windows overlooking Broadway, the industrial-chic interior has plenty of seating. Plus, the coffee is great (and they have various gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan food options).
Recommend to try: The blended mochas are a must-try, but the Italian sodas are a great option for those non-coffee drinkers.
222 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-6160
Babb’s Coffee House
Babb’s is a Seattle-themed coffee shop in Downtown Fargo, complete with a “Public Market Center” sign above the bar. The coffee and teas are airlifted in from Seattle, so you truly can have a taste of the coast at Babb’s!
Recommend to try: The Dancing Goats is an award-winning drip coffee blend that should not be missed.
604 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 271-0222
Beans Coffee Bar
With three locations in Fargo, Beans claims to be “pouring love… one cup at a time.” Each day of the week has a different daily brew flavor, so you’ll never get sick of what’s on the menu! Not to mention, they serve a mini donut on each drink (yum!).
Recommend to try: The Beans Mocha Turtle, a dark chocolate and caramel mocha.
5675 26th Ave S Suite 100, Fargo | (701) 540 9055
2550 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 566-8187
Black Coffee & Waffles
Everything at Black Coffee & Waffle Bar is thoughtfully crafted with waffles made with fresh ingredients, and toppings made in-house with the coffee beans provided by local quality roasters and ground by hand.
Recommend to try: Miel (espresso with honey, cinnamon, and your milk of choice) with a Muddsucker Waffle (powdered sugar, cinnamon, raw sugar, honey, and whipped cream).
550 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 566-8749
Located on Veterans Ave., Bully Brew is a coffee shop, a roaster, and coffee wholesaler! Bully Brew has always believed that good coffee makes every conversation a little better, and that’s exactly what they provide… amazing coffee and a great atmosphere for conversation.
Recommend to try: The classic Cold Brew Coffee on a hot summer day or one of their many drip blends for those chillier days. Sounds simple, but there’s nothing ordinary about their coffee.
3216 Veterans Blvd. West Fargo | (701) 639-7205
1414 12 Ave N, Fargo | (701) 566-5614
Cute drive-thru coffee stand in West Fargo with treats and hot coffees.
Recommend to try: Gooey Caramella latte made with caramel sauce and vanilla.
583 Main Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 200-9674
Nichole’s Fine Pastry
You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to France or Italy when you step inside Nichole’s Fine Pastry, a bakery featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Rows and rows of pastries line the display cases, and all the flavors are heightened with a cup of their drip coffee.
Recommend to try: Grab a homemade biscotti or scone and fill up on the house drip coffee… it’s unlimited refills when you dine in.
13 8th St S, Fargo | (701) 232-6430
Red River Coffee Co.
Whenever you walk into Red River Coffee, Fargo’s first coffee shop, you will definitely feel at home with friendly faces, homemade foods, and comfortable seating areas.
Recommend to try: ANY of the homemade donuts (made each morning), and a chai tea latte – one of the best in town.
2600 52nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 356-3848
Third Drop Coffee & Kitchen
Even with the new owners, Third Drop Coffee still serves up fantastic coffee and treats.
Recommend to try: Cold press coffee with a treat from the bakery.
115 4th St S, Moorhead | (218) 233-0900
What started as a mobile coffee cart now has its own storefront serving up specialty coffee in West Fargo and in Brewhalla.
Recommend to try: a latte made with KLLR Coffee beans, a coffee roaster that creates some killer coffee beans.
300 Sheyenne St, Suite 190, West Fargo & 1702 1st Ave N, Fargo
Twenty Below Coffee Co.
This family-owned coffee shop not only roasts its own beans but creates a place where community members and visitors feel welcome to sit and stay for a while. Sit along the coffee bar and chat with the friendly baristas, cozy up on a leather couch, or sit at long wooden tables and have a conversation with a stranger over a superb cup of Twenty Below Coffee‘s house blends.
Recommend to try: Go all in on the pour-over coffee.
14 Roberts St N, Fargo & 600 8th St S, Moorhead
Young Blood Coffee Co.
This West Coast-themed coffee shop is newer to Fargo, and we can’t get enough! Young Blood Coffee Co. creates a beautiful cup of coffee that’s totally Instagrammable and delicious.
Recommend to try: Their matcha latte is great.
623 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (218) 770-4728
Hopefully, this list of the best local coffee shops in Fargo can guide you the next time you’re wildly under-caffeinated. Happy sipping!