Lubbock’s Top Coffee Hot Spots
There are no ifs, ands or beans about it. When it comes to coffee, there are many options in Lubbock to rescue you when that caffeine craving kicks in. After an informal poll with local java junkies, we have narrowed it down to the kings of caffeine.
This relative newcomer to Lubbock’s coffee scene is a coffee shop with a purpose. TOVA means “good in action,” and that’s exactly what they’re serving up along with their quality coffee. Their profits are shared with local organizations that are providing long-term solutions to poverty in our community, so every cup purchased helps create sustainable change in Lubbock. They also make the best Cuban in town.
J&B Coffee is as iconic as Buddy Holly here in Lubbock. They have been a household name since 1979 and for good reason. This quaint and comfortable shop sits quietly in the heart of the Tech Terrace neighborhood (2701 26th St) alongside a handful of trendy shops and places to eat.
Once inside, you’ll find a variety of items to eat and drink to quiet your cravings and ample space to study, read or just catch up with friends. Spend a morning or a quiet afternoon at J&B’s, and see why for so many it feels like a home away from home.
Yellow House Coffee
On a recent trip to Yellow House Coffee (3017 34th St.), we visited with owner Lance Neffendorf and talked about how Yellow House has become one of Lubbock’s 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 draw you in, just wait until you take a sip. They pour a mighty fine cup of Joe.
Coffee lovers all over the “Hub City” rejoiced when Sugar Brown’s Coffee (1947 19th St.) reopened its doors. Stop by for live music, expertly brewed coffee and a unique photo op with the “Made in LBK” mural, located on the side of the building.
The Coffee Shop
When Cameron and Rachel West opened The West Table, patrons could literally taste the West’s passion for food. With the opening of The Coffee Shop, in partnership and collaboration with longtime friend Lindsay Kerr, we’ve found a matched passion for artfully brewed coffee.
The Coffee Shop (1204 Broadway #105) offers carefully crafted coffee drinks from local roasters (one of whom is found on this list!), along with coffee-free beverages and an assortment of fresh pastries. Stop by this downtown gem to invigorate your morning and browse their modern homages to the historic Hotel Lubbock, like the concierge desk turned coffee bar and the refinished original hotel entry doors.
Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters
Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters originally began in 2012 as Courier Coffee, a mobile espresso bar. Today, in their brick and mortar location in Cactus Alley (2610 Salem Ave., Suite 5), Gold Stripe is steadfast in their commitment to their craft. For them, it’s not just about roasting great coffee, it’s about crafting an experience.
Gold Stripe sources their coffee varietals directly from farms around the world and roast the beans themselves to ensure the purest taste possible. Let the team at Gold Stripe create a cup for you that is worth pausing your day to enjoy. Here you’ll find the freshest grounds in the 806, along with a killer record collection!
Studio19 is Lubbock’s newest and most unique coffee shop. Enter the lower level and you’ll find a professional recording studio and office. Venture above the recording studio to peruse the art gallery featuring the work of local artists and Studio19’s coffee bar. Studio19 offers specialty coffee drinks with fun, rock inspired names like the White Stripes, a white chocolate and mocha flavored latte, fruit smoothies and other blended beverages.
The coolest part of Studio19? You can order any of their drinks, wraps, or pastries ahead of time for pick up or delivery!
Each cup of coffee has unique qualities and a personality of its own. Let your taste buds be your guide, and share your sippin’ with us using #livelovelubbock!