Lubbock’s Top Coffee Hot Spots
There are no ifs, ands or beans about it. When it comes to coffee, there are a variety of options in Lubbock that will come to your rescue when that caffeine craving kicks in.
There are about as many places to get coffee in Lubbock as there are in a 12-ounce bag of beans you can pick up at the grocery store. Maybe not that many, but you get the idea. So, after a little informal poll with local java junkies, we narrowed it down to the four kings of caffeine.
J&B Coffee is the Buddy Holly of the coffee scene here in Lubbock. It’s been a household name since 1979 and for good reason. Their quaint and comfortable shop sits quietly in the heart of the Tech Terrace neighborhood (2701 26th St) along with a handful of other trendy shops and places to eat.
Once you’re inside, you’ll find a variety of items to eat and drink and ample seating space to study, read or just catch up with friends.
Spend a morning or a quiet afternoon at J&B’s, and you’ll see why it feels like a home away from home.
Yellow House Coffee
On a recent trip to Yellow House Coffee (3017 34th St.), we hung out with the owner, Lance Neffendorf, and talked about how it’s become one of Lubbock’s new favorite hangouts since opening their doors in June of 2013.
“My brother is the roaster at Oak Cliff (a small coffee company in Dallas) and he got me into the coffee industry. I went to Tech, and I saw an opportunity with specialty coffee, and I decided to open up something here in Lubbock.”
If its laid-back atmosphere and sleek décor don’t impress you, just wait until you take a sip. They pour a mighty fine cup of Joe.
Coffee lovers all over the “Hub City” are rejoicing now that Sugar Brown’s Coffee (1947 19th St.) has reopened its doors. Stop by for live music, expertly brewed coffee and a unique photo op with the “Made in LBK” painted on the side of the building.
So what’s the verdict you ask? Much like the caffeine addict, each cup of coffee has unique qualities and a personality of its own. Don’t let us decide which coffee house to go to. Let your taste buds be your guide, and happy sippin’ from all of us here at Visit Lubbock.
Undergrounds Coffee Co.
There’s something so fantastic about a coffee shop taking the place of a gas station and serving up a beverage that fuels many mornings across America. Here you’ll find a traditional coffee shop menu brimming with standbys such as cafe lattes, espresso, frappuccinos and cappuccinos, but what truly sets Undergrounds (3331 34th St.) apart is the ability to customize just about any beverage you’d like. Banana nut coffee? Sure. Candy in your frappuccino? Why not? (We tried ours with peanut butter cups. Delicious.)
For more great places to try in the “Hub City,” check us out online at www.visitlubbock.org.