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Cafe Hunt
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Our Reader's Coffee Shop Reviews
CocoaJava readers review their favorite haunts. If one of these establishments is close to you, why not check them out and let them know you heard about them at

Indie Coffee Shops (Google Maps)
370 shops listed and growing - you can help build this map! The only criteria is that any additions must primarily be coffee shops that are not major chains. It's like a Wiki in that people can add and edit. You'll want to add a small description, and note any special services such as wi-fi access. Also, check out their new myspace page!

Independent Coffee Houses Map (at

The idea is for coffee enthusiasts to build upon what has been started by adding coffee houses that have been missed, and editing and enhancing information that is already there.
To add coffee houses, go to the Independent Coffee Houses map, click on "Know any coffee houses we are missing?", fill out the form, click submit and your information will be posted within a few hours. To edit information about a coffee house that is already mapped, click on the icon associated with the coffee house. An information box will pop up, click the edit link, fill out the form, click submit and the changes will appear within a few hours.

Another source of information on restaurants and coffee shops can be found at:
Restaurant Directoy, Restaurant Resource, Dining Guide.

The following are coffee houses that have been recommended by CocoaJava readers - if one is close to you, why not check them out? Also, if you know of a good cafe that isn't on this list, drop us an email about them.


Located in Smyrna, Georgia. Working Late? Need coffee? Need to work on the computer away from the job or the home TV? You need CoffeeNet!

Cissi's Market
Located in the fashionable "SoCo" (for South Congress) area of south Austin. Traveling people come here everyday for the Austin experience.

Cyberbug's Paradise Cafe
In the town of Bemidji, Minnesota, they understand the magical pairing of the internet and coffee. Indulge in both at Cyberbug's.

Hotspot Cafe and Lounge
Featuring nightly events, live music, jazz, open-mic, games, free wireless internet, and an assortment of good food and drinks all made fresh to order.

Jump 'n Jive Java
Espresso, cappuccino, latte, coffee, tea, chai, hot cocoa, steamers, ice cream, sandwiches, & quiche! Free WiFi, free use of laptop to surf the net. Carries whole bean Ancora coffee, or can grind it for you. Located in the Gateway Retail Center on the corner of CTY RD CB & W. American Drive within the town of Menasha, Wisconsin! Live music, and even a children's storytime!

Moxie Java
Recommended by CocoaJava readers who discovered this coffee shop on a trip to North Dakota. They enjoyed the shop so much that when they returned home, they placed an online order for Moxie Java's coffee.

Siuslaw Bridegeroasters
Siuslaw River Coffee Roasters is located in Florence Oregon next to the historic Siuslaw River bridge built in 1936. Their location in the Old Town waterfront district is a favorite getaway for many people traveling along one of the most beautiful sections of coastline in the country.

Shops - Canada

There are five coffeehouses, all located in Ottawa, Ontario. Bridgehead was the first company in Canada that offered fair trade coffees. If you are in Canada but not close to Ottawa, you may order Bridgehead coffee, tea and other items online. They opened their newest shop on trendy Elgin Street this past summer. All of them also have free wireless access.

Francesco's Coffee Company
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, offering a wide range of fair trade, organic and gourmet coffee and espresso roasted daily right in the store. They carry over 60 fine loose leaf teas. Freshly baked pastries and locally made gelato and ice cream are also available. For your sweet tooth we offer imported Italian chocolates and candy. A professionally curated art gallery and free wi-fi add to the great atmosphere.

Shops - United States

Arrowhead Tobacco & Gourmet Coffee
Northern Minnesota's premier coffee shop. The shop will also ship coffee beans, natural tea and premium cigars anywhere in the United States.

BagABean Coffee Roasters
Fresh roasted single-estate coffees roasted in New Hampshire. BagABean offers free delivery to your home or office, in Nashua, New Hampshire and the surrounding communities.

Beano Brothers
The place to be for a great coffee drink and a light lunch or breakfast in Greenville, South Carolina.

Barefoot Coffee Roasters
An artisan specialty coffee roaster located in Santa Clara in Northern California. Bay area local musicians are featured Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00, and open mic nights are Wednesdays starting at 7:30.

Cafe Du Monde
"The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market."

City Brew Coffee
City Brew Coffee commenced operation of its first retail location in Billings, Montana during December 1998. The company has now grown to include 7 brick and mortar locations across Montana with 2 additional locations under construction as of January 2005.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Founded in 1963, this California based company is branching outward into other states and countries. Check the locater guide to see if you live near one.

Coffee Plantation
Six locations in Arizona, with one to be open soon at Westgate.

Cool Beans Coffee Pub
The finest fresh roasted coffee from Montana's newest micro roaster. Located in Great Falls, Montana.

Cosmic's Coffee
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota - they will also sell you their coffees online, and give you a glimpse into the shop via their webcam.

Craven's Coffee
This Spokane Washington shop was recommended by a local who's a regular patron. Even thought they are not yet ready for a full e-commerce sales system, you can still order products online via a PDF form, or through e-mail.

Creative Coffee Services
Located at 1319 Baltimore St. in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Offers more than 150 varieties of gourmet coffees & teas from all over the worldalong with chocolate and iced Italian biscotti, chocolate covered dried fruits and nuts, and a "delicious" line of "home baked"candles.

Dark Horse Coffee Co.
Don't miss Manic Mondays or Frappe Fridays in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska.

Desserts By Design
Proudly brewing chicory coffee, regular & flavored coffees, teas, ice blended coffee beverages and smoothies. Sandwiches, soups, salads made fresh upon ordering. Specializing in gourmet desserts like: peach cobbler, bread pudding, lemon cake, pecan bars, lemon bars, creme brulee bars, pound cake. Weekly specials include Gumbo, Jambalaya, Etouofee, Red Beans & Rice and more. We sponsor Jazz and Poetry nights.

Doug's Fresh Roasted Coffees
Located in Locust Grove, Georgia. Drop in for a visit if you're close by, or order online if you're not!

Espresso Vivace Roasteria
Two locations in Seattle, Washington. You can order coffee online, as well. There's an extensive listing of past articles at the site, many of which are well worth reading.

Flavour Cafe
Located in Troy, New York. Features over 31 flavours of fresh brewed coffee!

Java House Cafe
In Springfield, Ohio, the place to be to get a great coffee drink and a light lunch.

Javalina's Coffee and Friends
A locally owned and operated coffeehouse, meeting place, and neighborhood-friendly coffee shop located in Rita Ranch on the southeast side of Tucson.

Java Joe's Gourmet Coffee Shop
A tourist favorite, right by the ocean in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Kofe Hous
A small coffee roaster/retailer/wholesaler on historic Amelia Island, Florida. Stop by for fresh pastries with your coffee, or order beans online.

Macy's Coffee
This Flagstaff, Arizona cofffee shop was recommended by a CocoaJava reader who says, "Their coffee is by far the best I have ever had and I know that they receive orders from all over the country from people who have had a taste while visiting."

Mocha My Day
Mocha your next private or corporate event extra special with a delicious selection of chocolate mochas, flavored lattes, hot chocolate, and other drinkable desserts. Their mobile mocha bar goes anywhere you want to have fun! Atlanta area only.

The Muddy Cup
Three New York locations - Staten Island, Albany and Hudson. Wireless internet access is available for patrons. "Our space is available to anyone who wants to share their craft whether it be a singer, writer, musician, sculptor or poet."

Wahoo Coffee
Cocoa Beach, Florida - Select your green coffee beans from our offerings and Wahoo Coffee will roast your selection in our store for you in 10 minutes. Wahoo Coffee has the largest selection of fair trade and organic coffee beans in Brevard County. Wahoo Coffee also serves espresso drinks along with our frozen smoothies and surfaccinos. Free Wi-Fi hot spot with purchase.

The Witches Brew
A pagan run cafe in Auburn, NY. Also sells herbs, lotions and books. Look for bumper stickers, rainbow products and other support items for the gay community (proceeds go to the Unitarian Church's Auburn Pride Celebration). Seasonal and regular coffees are available, and also "The Witches Brew", which is more of a robust blend sure enough to get you flying, (on a broom if you will). Also the Kitchen Witch is always working hard baking sweets to make your mouth water. There is also a wonderful lunch menu with paninis, sandwiches, salads and soups. "Come on down to the Witches Brew and sit for a 'spell'!"

Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company
Located in Seattle's Wallingford District, open seven days a week until midnight. Enjoy Zoka coffees, baked goods and food at this popular cafe.

Elsewhere In The World

Coffee Heaven
A coffeehouse chain in Eastern Europe - mainly Poland and Latvia. (The site is in English.)

Have I left out a site that should be on this list? E-Mail me the details at lori at cocoajava dot com so I can check it out! Please allow a few weeks for new link requests to be completed.