There’s an undeniable magic in the simplicity of a perfect cup of coffee. The Black Hills does “coffee culture” well, paired with beautiful views and the crisp mountain air. Come savor the innovative cafes and artisanal experiences this area has to offer! Here are our 10 favorite coffee shops in the Black Hills.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black Hills – Deadwood

This cleverly disguised cafe looks like a 1950’s gas station from the street. However, step inside to the rich aromas of freshly brewed coffee and the mesmerizing art of glass blowing. While you sip your coffee, you can watch a local artisan make molten-hot art and purchase her work for a souvenir. This place also has great soups, sandwiches, and adult beverages and is our go-to lunch spot. The Pump House isn’t just a coffee shop and studio; it’s a refreshing experience that’s out of the ordinary.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black Hills – Rapid City

Nestled in downtown Rapid City, Harriet & Oak is a trendy coffeehouse that combines a chic aesthetic with great coffee. Additionally, we love their acai bowls, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, veggie bowls, and gluten free options. In fact, it’s usual pick for work dates and meetings.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black HIlls

High-quality beans and a great atmosphere are what’s behind this cozy coffee shop downtown Rapid City. Additionally, this comfy cafe has the friendliest baristas, a beautiful building, and delicious baked goods. They also have locations in Box Elder and California, so you know they’re doing something right.

On the other end of Main Street in downtown Rapid City, Essence of Coffee is also committed to great coffee beans and a delicious menu. Additionally, the welcoming ambiance, upscale breakfast options, and great location make this one of our favorites in the area.

Adding a modern twist to Rapid City’s coffee culture, Alternative Fuel is known for innovative seasonal drinks, great food, and the best location in town. Just off Main Street Square, you’ll find concerts, farmer’s markets, and ice skating just next door. Also, it shares a building with some of our other favorite locally-owned shops, Mitzy’s Books and Roam’n Around.

While these are carried across the state, nothing tops Black Hills Bagels at their flagship location and signature spreads. In fact, you’ll want to order two.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black Hills – Spearfish

Green Bean is a favorite among locals and students for its laid-back atmosphere and excellent coffee. It’s located off the beaten path in a renovated house and is something to experience for yourself. Whether you prefer a classic brew or a trendy specialty drink, this place has something for everyone.

Another local favorite, Blackbird Espresso stands out for great drinks, a fun location, and great menu. Additionally, it’s a sister company to Harriet & Oak, so you’ll see a lot similarities.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black Hills – Hill City

This quaint diner in Hill City has become one of our absolute favorites for its small-town feeling non-stuffy atmosphere, good prices, and delicious food. You can’t go wrong with their breakfast skillets, curbside breakfast burritos, and coffee! Additionally, we get the friendliest service here.

Best Coffee Shops in the Black Hills – Custer

For a taste of the Old West in Custer, Calamity Jane serves up not only a historical atmosphere but also fantastic coffee. Step into the past while enjoying a cup of expertly brewed coffee in this unique Custer establishment.

Whether you’re sipping a latte amidst the mesmerizing glass blowing or enjoying a laid-back atmosphere at our favorite cafes, these coffee havens add a flavorful dimension to your Black Hills adventure. Additionally, there’s a coffeemaker in your cabin to enjoy the crisp mountain air from the comfort of your doorstep.

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