Coffee is man’s (and woman’s!) wonder drink. Coffee does everything. If your morning isn’t feeling just right, grab a cup. Meeting a long-time friend, coffee is the perfect way to catch up. Studying all-night? Just keep the entire jug to yourself.
You won’t find Starbucks or Dunkin’ on this list – it’s local coffee shops only! So, if you’re a java junkie visiting the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida, wondering where to find the best local cuppa to fuel your explorations, we’ve got you covered. Read on the best St. Augustine coffee shops!
The Kookaburra Downtown
24 Cathedral Pl, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The Kookaburra is a relaxed, Australian-inspired café serving coffee, espresso drinks and savory pies with meat fillings. Established in 2012, the Kookaburra had a single goal: a desire to meld the best coffee and baked goods imaginable with world-class service. This has been the driving force that has enabled them to expand to five locations. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., they serve the yummiest coffee. Try the signature Hot Aussie, a delicious latte with vanilla and cream or the Mocha Nut, another latte but with chocolate and coconut. Yummy!
St. Augustine Coffee House
6 St George St Suite 107, St. Augustine, FL 32084
A three-minute walk from the Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Coffee House is home to the wonder drink. A unique blend of African and South American beans makes up the House Blend espresso. They also serve sangrias and mimosas and provide food options if you want to grab a bite. Want to get some work done? They’ve got free Wi-Fi.
Sweetwater Coffee Bar and Gallery
8 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Just a two-minute walk from the lightener museum, the Sweetwater Coffee Bar is home to some of the best lattes, teas, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, salads, etc. Enjoy a cup of Joe while viewing the latest works of art by Sloane Keats, Hannah Keats and other upcoming local artists. The gallery offers space for private paint parties, children’s classes and local artisans. Check out their signature drinks, like the Hibiscus Rose latte and be sure to follow on Sweetwater Coffee Bar on Instagram.
Crucial Coffee Café
26 Charlotte St, St. Augustine, Fl 32084
Everything about Crucial Coffee Café is Instagrammable. With an all-wood exterior and lipstick-red door, you might not guess that this cute coffee shop was a blacksmith shop in the 18th century. The rustic interior is just as cool as the exterior, giving it a tranquil environment. One look at this place, and you’ll fall in love. And you haven’t even tasted the coffee yet! In addition to hot coffee, Crucial Coffee offers a wide range of other beverages, including lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, smoothies, bubble tea with tapioca pearls, chai tea latte, Thai coffee and exotic teas. There’s cozy outdoor seating on the corner of Charlotte and Cuna Streets and free Wi-Fi.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
DOS Coffee & Wine
300 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
When you’re looking for a homey café serving barista drinks, Latin-inspired bites and vino in a comfortable wood-paneled space, DOS is your go-to shop. Get your lattes, cappuccinos, cold brews and others in a cozy outdoor seating. They also have vegan-friendly food options if you’re looking for more than just a caffeine fix. You can also pick up coffee beans to take home. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With tons of positive reviews, this is one coffee shop to check out. Explore DOS Coffee and Wine on Instagram.
Dream Boat Coffee
100 St. George St. Suite A, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Dream Boat’s coffee is just as the name sounds, coffee that makes you feel like you’re paddling in your best dream. Their coffee is excellent—smooth and rich. One of Dream Boat’s most popular offerings, the Mudslide, is an iced latte with chocolate and blackberry. Another popular option among regulars is the Dreamer, a shaken iced latte with vanilla and cinnamon. The ambiance is great as the outdoor area is light bulb strung and flowerbox accentuated. Great for tourists and students, Dream Boat is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out Dream Boat Coffee on Instagram.
Farmhand Kchn & Coffee
1280 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Farmhand is more than just a coffeehouse. Not only can you sip on locally roasted brews, you can also grab breakfast, sandwiches & wraps, plus music and poetry. They serve premium local roasts manufactured from Fair Trade Certified organic coffee beans and calming teas. When you walk in, you are greeted by the aroma of flavorful solid coffee. They also offer creative lunch specials and vegan soy and almond milk alternatives. This helps them stand out because they are passionate about creating a meal that satisfies everyone at the table. With two locations—one in the historic downtown district and the other just beyond the hustle and bustle—you have plenty of options for getting your caffeine fix, whether you’re exploring downtown or touring the city. Farmhand is open daily between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers delivery. Check out Farmhand Kchn & Coffee on Instagram.
Thirsty yet? Let us know which St. Augustine coffee house is your favorite in the comments!