19 Superior Cleveland Coffee Shops That Aren’t Starbucks

Believe it or not, Cleveland is a hot-spot for locally brewed coffee. Whether you're in the neighborhood or just stopping by, here are 19 coffee shops around town where you can get your daily caffeine fix while supporting local businesses.

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Erie Island Coffee
Various Locations
With locations in downtown Cleveland, Rocky River and Elyria, this local coffee joint offers an original house blend, single origin coffee and several other craft roasts. The menu also features
speciality drinks, plenty more hot and cold beverages and flavor combinations to enhance any beverage.
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Erie Island Coffee

Various Locations

With locations in downtown Cleveland, Rocky River and Elyria, this local coffee joint offers an original house blend, single origin coffee and several other craft roasts. The menu also features speciality drinks, plenty more hot and cold beverages and flavor combinations to enhance any beverage.

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Six Shooter Coffee
16021 Waterloo Rd., 216-762-1180
Located in the Waterloo Arts District, this small-batch roaster cooks its beans in micro quantities, allowing for a handpicked coffee drinking experience. With a full drink menu and cafe, Six Shooter is perfect for both coffee aficionados and casual drinkers alike.  
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Six Shooter Coffee

16021 Waterloo Rd., 216-762-1180

Located in the Waterloo Arts District, this small-batch roaster cooks its beans in micro quantities, allowing for a handpicked coffee drinking experience. With a full drink menu and cafe, Six Shooter is perfect for both coffee aficionados and casual drinkers alike.

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The Copper Moon
1127 Euclid Ave., 216-296-9281
If you work downtown, skip the trip to Starbucks and instead spend your coffee break at The Copper Moon. This hidden gem offers a wide array of coffees, frappes, smoothies, lattes and other specialty drinks 
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The Copper Moon

1127 Euclid Ave., 216-296-9281

If you work downtown, skip the trip to Starbucks and instead spend your coffee break at The Copper Moon. This hidden gem offers a wide array of coffees, frappes, smoothies, lattes and other specialty drinks

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Duck-Rabbit Coffee
2135 Columbus Rd., 877-417-4551
If you’re craving a cup of real craft coffee, look no further than Duck-Rabbit Coffee. This coffee bar and roastery brews its original coffee on site, yielding excellent and refined flavors that will outdo your local chain any day.  
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Duck-Rabbit Coffee

2135 Columbus Rd., 877-417-4551

If you’re craving a cup of real craft coffee, look no further than Duck-Rabbit Coffee. This coffee bar and roastery brews its original coffee on site, yielding excellent and refined flavors that will outdo your local chain any day.

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Rising Star Coffee Roasters
Various Locations
With five locations in and around the city, Rising Star is known for its excellent, originally brewed coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed and the baristas are friendly and knowledgeable — basically, you can’t go wrong here. 
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Rising Star Coffee Roasters

Various Locations

With five locations in and around the city, Rising Star is known for its excellent, originally brewed coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed and the baristas are friendly and knowledgeable — basically, you can’t go wrong here.

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Phoenix Coffee
Various Locations
With five locations in the Greater Cleveland area, Phoenix has easily become a staple for coffee lovers in the 216. Roasting its own coffee since day one, you can count on Phoenix for a 
fresh and flavorful brew.  
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Phoenix Coffee

Various Locations

With five locations in the Greater Cleveland area, Phoenix has easily become a staple for coffee lovers in the 216. Roasting its own coffee since day one, you can count on Phoenix for a fresh and flavorful brew.

Photo via Pat Bennett_Pat’s Granola/Instagram
Civilization
2366 W. 11th St., 216-621-3838
This Tremont coffee joint feels like a blast from the past. With a wood-panelled interior, dim-lighting and wooden furniture, the space gives you the feeling of being in an Enlightenment-era French salon. Along with fine coffees, it offers a large selection of bakery and food options, including chocolate and croissants. 
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Civilization

2366 W. 11th St., 216-621-3838

This Tremont coffee joint feels like a blast from the past. With a wood-panelled interior, dim-lighting and wooden furniture, the space gives you the feeling of being in an Enlightenment-era French salon. Along with fine coffees, it offers a large selection of bakery and food options, including chocolate and croissants.

Photo via taylorkathleen/Instagram
The Root Cafe
15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-4401
As its name suggests, this west side cafe has an earthy and homey atmosphere. 
It serves locally-brewed coffee from Duck Rabbit and Rising Star coffee and features a fully vegan and vegetarian menu. 
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The Root Cafe

15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-4401

As its name suggests, this west side cafe has an earthy and homey atmosphere. It serves locally-brewed coffee from Duck Rabbit and Rising Star coffee and features a fully vegan and vegetarian menu.

Photo via Sierra Townsend/Instagram
Pour Cleveland
530 Euclid Ave., 216-479-0395
Those who like variation in their coffee should be sure to grab a cup at Pour Cleveland, one of the many downtown coffee shops. This pour over and espresso bar offers coffee selections from roasters across the globe. As a multi-roaster, its menu is constantly updated with fresh brews, so that you never have to drink the same coffee twice.   
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/Instagram

Pour Cleveland

530 Euclid Ave., 216-479-0395

Those who like variation in their coffee should be sure to grab a cup at Pour Cleveland, one of the many downtown coffee shops. This pour over and espresso bar offers coffee selections from roasters across the globe. As a multi-roaster, its menu is constantly updated with fresh brews, so that you never have to drink the same coffee twice.

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Joe Maxx Coffee
Various Locations
Although Joe Maxx has locations across the country, all cafes serve a dozen of original varieties, including a house blend, single origin roasts and flavored blends. While the cafe offers many signature pours to choose from, we recommend the White & Dirty — a vanilla latte with a cinnamon kick — or the Kolache Latte: hazelnut, almond and vanilla topped with whipped cream, crushed pecans and a honey driz. 
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Joe Maxx Coffee

Various Locations

Although Joe Maxx has locations across the country, all cafes serve a dozen of original varieties, including a house blend, single origin roasts and flavored blends. While the cafe offers many signature pours to choose from, we recommend the White & Dirty — a vanilla latte with a cinnamon kick — or the Kolache Latte: hazelnut, almond and vanilla topped with whipped cream, crushed pecans and a honey driz.

Photo via poeticfoodiefodder/Instagram