Whether you’re a sleep-deprived college student or a business person looking for a place to plug in, or just a hangout with your BFF’s, nothing feels better in the cooler days of fall and winter than holding a steaming cup of java or hot tea. Coffee and tea shops become social clubs and community forums, or shared office spaces and are filled with pungent smells, laughter or even a solitary spot for relaxing on a deep comfy chair while perusing a good book. If you’re looking to steer away from chain coffee shops, we have the perfect local recommendations for getting your caffeine fix in Oklahoma City.
Coffee Slingers Roasters (1015 N. Broadway)
Their theme is “Giving people delicious coffee with a friendly smile” and they mean it at Coffee Slinger Roasters, a local favorite in Automobile Alley! If fragrant and aromatic coffee is your addiction, never fear, for this java joint gets their beans from known coffee favorite locations like Guatemala or San Salvador, then they use their roasting skills on-site to bring you a delicious cup of joe, a perfectly pulled espresso, or one of the many other java-based drinks you might fancy.
Okay Yeah (705 W Sheridan Rd.)
This welcome newcomer to the OKC coffee scene is tucked away inside The Plant Shoppe, a succulent-loving design and gathering space in the Arts District. You cannot miss the sweet (try the peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge) and savory hand tarts (like the Cactus Jalapeno) but Okay Yeah has bumped up their food game with granolas, salads and sandwiches as well. And the coffee and their homemade syrups are much loved, especially the Maple Bourbon Latte.
Elemental Coffee Roasters (815 N Hudson Ave)
Elemental Coffee Roasters in Midtown is all about community, which explains why you’ll also see their coffee served at many popular local establishments across OKC! They specialize in small batch roasts, marvelous espressos, pour overs and cold brews and source their beans from Ethiopia to Brazil to bring Oklahoma City some amazing coffee flavor. It’s also worth mentioning that the café menu gas become a star of its own, where there are offerings of avocado toast for breakfast or delectable sandwiches and salads for lunch, including vegan offerings, and weekend brunch.
t Urban Teahouse (519 NW 23rd St)
If you’re a true loose-leaf tea connoisseur, you’re going to love T Urban Teahouse and its wall bejeweled with bright silver canisters and colorful labels; more than 100 to be exact! You can pick from four levels of tea (and prices); specialty, premium. exceptional and reserved. Try a smooth local favorite like Golden Monkey or China Breakfast or venture into something a little more daring like Yerba Mate, Ceremonial Matcha, or Lapsang Souchong, Each tea comes served by the cup or pot and to make things extra special, there are choices of locally sourced sweets, energy bars, pastries or vegan cookies.