S Tier

  • Oblique Coffee Roasters
    • SE Belmont and 30th
    • super chill owner, outdoor equipment and decor all over, great coffee especially the cappuccino

A Tier

  • Crema
    • SE 28th and Ankeny
    • excellent coffee and food, always stacked though
  • Floyd’s Coffee
    • Ladd’s Addition circle
    • great coffee and service, fun location to sit and watch the circle, also has wine and snacks at night!
    • SE Stark and 9th
    • pretty solid lattes, lots of nice modern space
    • they also make the best facsimile of my favourite “guilty pleasure” coffee from Peet’s: nitro cold brew, simple syrup, and half and half

B Tier

  • Clinton St Coffeehouse
    • SE 26th and Clinton
    • super friendly staff and good bagel sandwiches, great neighbourhood coffee shop vibes, not the best coffee though and gets overrun with local highschoolers
  • Water Ave Coffee
    • SE Water Ave and Taylor
    • pretty good coffee that’s also readily available in many grocery stores around town. Pastries are just ok.
  • Honey Latte Cafe
    • SE 11th and Main
    • good coffee and interesting specials, a couple blocks away from one of the best food cart pods in town (Asylum), would be a good place to work-from-coffee-shop
  • Futura Coffee Roasters
    • SE Division and 43rd
    • decent cappuccino, really good vanilla latte
    • well light, bright, quiet space with very few people in, would be perfect for working-from-coffee-shop

C Tier

  • Fresh Pot
    • SE Hawthorne and 37th
    • really friendly staff, the most fun logo, but their coffee is just ok

D Tier

  • Coava Coffee
    • SE Grand and Main
    • coffee is a bit too caffeinated for me, makes my stomach grouchy afterwards. Always busy
  • Stumptown Coffee
    • SW 3rd and Pine
    • similar to Coava in that it’s too caffeinated for me, gives me the jitters

F Tier

try / retry

  • Spella
  • Prince
  • Proud Mary
  • Junior’s Cafe
  • Robot Coffee (Gladstone and 30th ish)
  • Sisters Coffee Company (Pearl)
  • Cadejo Coffee (NW Park and Couch)
  • Deadstock Coffee (NW Couch and 4th)
  • Albina Press (SW Hawthorne and 50th)