If you are looking to stray away from the typical daily routine of Starbucks for coffee or tea, it might be time to try some of the local shops around town. Although there is a long list of hole-in-the-wall coffee and tea shops in Reno, here are a few of our favorites!
Coffee, Tea, and Then Some
This café is inspired by the Italian culture in the sense that it serves everything from “your morning espresso to your evening glass of wine”. All their products are from local producers and artisans, and are driven by the community they serve. Along with their full beverage bar, they have a kitchen and good-sized menu for those customers who are looking for something to eat as well. This coffee shop is a hotspot to use the wifi for business, personal, or school needs!
The motto of this one-of-a-kind coffee shop is “to connect the community over a great cup of coffee”. This particular shop is designed specifically for those who are always on the move, such as police officers, EMTs and paramedics, hospital workers, firefighters, and other individuals who keep our community safe. Code coffee is designed to be a spot where the community can come together and show support for one another.
This coffee shop almost feels like you are walking into your grandparent’s house. With their mismatched mugs, the colorful interior, and the welcoming staff, there is so much this shop has to offer. The family who owns this business has many years of culinary and managerial experience so that “every customer leaves happy”.
This coffee shop is not only known for their drink menu, but also the delicious pastries they make daily! Homage wants everyone who walks through their doors to be able to recall and honor their fond memories of friends and family through their food. They believe in “providing the best food and beverages by preparing each and every item with the upmost attention to detail, and to impact a level of value through consistency and quality” to their guests.
This popular shop for locals has locations all around Reno and creates an inviting environment for all who walk through the door. There are three locations, one on the river, one across from the university, and one in the Reno Town Mall, all of which are equally popular. The Hub has been locally roasting their own coffee since 2012 and pride themselves in creating relationships with all those who farm, produce, and roast their well-known coffee. They are known for being a “meeting place for the creative, the driven, the passionate, and friendly people”.
This coffee shop maintains a laid back environment that welcomes everyone who is looking for a nice place to sit down and enjoy a beverage, or just grab and go. However, if you are looking for a place to connect to wifi, Bibo is not the shop for you. They do not believe in using wifi, but instead encouraging people to talk with one another or read, like coffee shops were originally intended to do. They also offer a variety of fresh options to eat for a snack, as well as loose leaf teas and chai for those who are not avid coffee drinkers.
If you are looking for a cozy shop that is known for their tea, but also offers coffee, look no further than Too Soul Tea. It is their mission to “have a great welcoming space, share a world of wonderful teas and custom blends, offer the finest Arabica coffee roasts and be a socially responsible member of the community”. They also sell their loose leaf teas to those who wish to take them home to brew themselves. This is an ideal place to grab a drink and explore the many wonderful local businesses surrounding this perfect location.
This unique coffee shop actually roasts and sells their own coffee in “a way that respects and highlights work put into them during the growing and processing”. They encompass multiple various brewing methods in their shops, as well as unique beverages that include coffee as a primary ingredient. They also offer matcha, chai drinks, and some tea for those who want something other than coffee.
This stand-alone tea shop is located in the heart of midtown with outdoor seating in the warmer months. They are most commonly known for their boba teas, but there is the option to enjoy a drink without these flavored bubbles. Various kinds of loose leaf teas, such as black tea, oolong, jasmine, chai, Thai milk teas (created using non dairy creamer, or an alternative milk such as coconut, almond, and soy), and fruit teas are offered to all customers. This business does not have a website, but feel free to stop at the shop and pick up a refreshing tea to try it out for yourself!
New To The Area
If you are looking for a unique coffee shop and are a fan of comics, look no further than this unique cafe on the outskirts of midtown. Coffee N’ Comics just opened in the Reno area, and seems to be a hit so far. This could be because of the tasty drinks, or that those who are still kids at heart now have a place for them that encompasses all they love! Coffee and comics! The owners of this coffee shop state that no matter which comics you are a fan of, everyone will find something to enjoy.