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Where to have coffee in the western neighborhoods of Salt Lake City



In a city that has seen its share of the third wave coffee boom over the past decade, Salt Lake can be a great place to explore inventive, locally roasted and artfully crafted coffee. But the Espresso Shack isn’t an equidistantly split establishment, and there are parts of the Utah capital, especially on the west side, where the local cafe isn’t in many corners at all. .

Of course, on the east side of downtown and in trendy neighborhoods like Sugar House, you can find somewhere to enjoy a patio or drive-through to get that shot of espresso. But the diverse and historic communities on the west side of Salt Lake, ranging from Rose Park in the north to Fairpark, Poplar Grove, Glendale and south, are communities where it can still be difficult to find a Seattle-style cafe. That doesn’t mean you still can’t find a great cup of joe. Sometimes the research is worth it. Here are the best places to get your caffeine fix while doing your local shopping and keeping your money on the West Side.

Métis coffee

631 W Temple North

Perhaps more than other places, Mestizo is the real investor in establishing commercial and cultural roots in the North Temple (NOTE) district on the west side of town. This cafe did more than bring lattes and cappuccinos west of the highway, it brought art, culture, and served as a meeting place for activists and idealists to come together. , inspire, network and plan, while enjoying the best espresso-based drinks and homemade dishes around.

While not traditionally considered to be on the west side, the location of Kings Peak Coffee Roasters is certainly not on the east side either. A geographic oddity in itself, this exceptional roaster and coffee maker is a racing destination, as it occupies true no man’s land next to the exceptional Modern West art gallery and the FFKR offices. But anyone who has been there knows that this quirky place is more characteristic than a bug, because the atmosphere lends itself to the kind of place where you prefer to spend a morning rather than a minute. They also take great pride in the craftsmanship of their espresso drinks. From home-made syrups that flavor and sweeten their seasonal (but not too sweet) drinks, to sourcing and roasting their coffee beans, and artfully crafting their lattes, this family-run establishment takes great pride in not only of its product, but also of the professional pursuit of excellence for their shared love and profession.


Maud’s Cafe

422 W 900 S

Maud’s Cafe is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Maud’s Café is a boutique community café that offers an 8 to 12 week employment training program for youth from Volunteers of America, the Homeless Youth Resource Center in Utah, Young Men’s and Women’s Transition Homes. cafe based model making this a local business you can happily support. But this comfortable and spacious cafe is a welcoming and inspiring space. The coffee is premium, featuring famous Utah-based coffee roasting company Caffe Ibis, and the craft espresso and milk drinks are great too! It’s the perfect place for a business meeting, a quick one-on-one, a milk lunch break and a reading break, or any other getaway that suits your mood.


Buzzed coffee truck

Weekends at the corner of 1000 N and Victoria Way W

From their own website, “Buzzed Coffee Truck was founded on the premise that every community in Salt Lake City should have convenient access to specialty, fair trade coffee and espresso. So it’s true that they would be a cohesive (if not a semi-permanent) feature on the curb in Rose Park. Better yet, a few yards away is an excellent western donut shop, Mr. Donut. I don’t need to tell you how well coffee and donuts go together. It’s the perfect punch for a weekend morning coffee.


Café Racines & Co.

774S 300W

Probably the most recent of the bunch listed here, Roots is a charming cafe that moved in next to the famous Ruby Snap cookies in the building that Chocolate Conspiracy occupied. They appear to be the only cafe in town that uses and sells local Pando roast coffee, but they also use beans from Millcreek Coffee Roasters. Roots is known for its horchata latte, which I recommend frozen, but it also makes a great cortado.


While it is true that many of these java joints run along the eastern border of what is considered western Salt Lake City, they are at the forefront of coffee cultivation that residents can continue to grow towards the west by giving them their business and increasing demand.