Your Reno coffeehouse personality
Reno likes local coffee. From the river to the university, the landscape is dotted with coffeehouses and roasters where you can find locally-roasted espresso shots, specialty brews or lavender-infused lattes. What kind of coffee drinker are you? Match your personality to the perfect shop with these great spots.
Study or work
Hub Coffee Roasters & Tea Bar, 727 Riverside Dr.
Situated across from the Truckee River, Hub is split into two distinct spaces — coffee and tea. The coffee shop offers sourced, house-roasted coffees, bagels and pastries, while Tea Bar & Eatery serves hand-picked, specialty teas plus seasonal breakfast and lunch (and brunch on Sundays). Large tables line the picture windows facing the river, creating a perfect backdrop for studying or working. When the weather’s right, the free Wi-Fi extends to the outdoor seating area. Hub's newest location near the University of Nevada, Reno is designed to cater to students, so head there for a peaceful cup.
Catch up with a friend
Homage, 519 Ralston St.
In a cozy, repurposed house off Ralston lies Homage — coffeehouse and boutique bakery. Comfy couches and over-stuffed chairs make the shop feel like home. Chef/owner Nicholle Alumbaugh serves up pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches perfect for sharing with a friend. The patio invites guests to people watch while shooting the breeze and catching up.
Take a date
The Jungle, 248 W. 1st St.
One-part coffeehouse, one-part bar, The Jungle’s location along Reno’s Riverwalk makes it ideal for date night. Sandwiches, salads and pizzas pair with coffee, tea, wine and cocktails. Pull up a chair in the coffeehouse, barroom or patio. Better yet, take your order to go for a romantic riverside stroll. Time it right, and you can grab lunch and drinks for a picnic in Wingfield Park during one of their free concerts.
Get coffee with lunch
Walden’s Coffeehouse, 3940 Mayberry Dr.
Serving breakfast and lunch all day, the Northwest Reno staple — Walden’s Coffeehouse — features an extensive menu in addition to coffee. Focused on creating fresh and flavorful fare, Walden’s whips up seasonal specials using locally-sourced and organic ingredients. New to their menu is the Bombolone, fried-dough stuffed with cheese, sausage and fresh tomato sauce with basil.
Sip wine and beer
Coffeebar Reno, 682 Mt. Rose St.
Known for their lavender latte, Coffeebar has a clean, cool aesthetic with large tables, free Wi-Fi and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Coffeebar has recently expanded into beer and wine and has started a monthly Cellar Club where participants receive two bottles of wine selected by their personal sommelier — typically low-production and small batch offerings. Coffeebar also includes wine tastings and pairings on its special events calendar.
Grab a quick cup
Purple Bean, 1315 W. 7th St.
Running late and missed out on your morning cup? Purple Bean has you covered with their drive-through. Open at 6 a.m., the coffee shop specializes in a wide variety of flavors, without ever having to leave your car. Baristas keep the line moving quickly in the mornings, meaning you can grab your coffee and get to work on time.