Coffee and vacation go hand and hand. It's a delicious treat, whether relaxing in the morning, an afternoon pick-me-up on a road trip, or an evening cup after a delightful dinner. Fortunately, when you're traveling through Montana's Yellowstone Country, you don't have to look far to find a great cup of coffee. A dozen coffee roasters dot the region, and the coffee shops are quaint and varied in their atmospheres. We've rounded up some of our favorites, but this list is just the tip of the iceberg, Montanans love their coffee, and they'll be happy to point you to the coffee shop of your choice.
West Yellowstone, Montana
Mocha Mammas Coffee Bar, located in Free Heel and Wheel
Featuring locally roasted espresso beans from Morning Glory Coffee and Tea, you'll get a great cup of coffee, and if you're renting bikes or Nordic skis, you can take care of everything at once! (Plus, they have a great selection of outdoor clothing and accessories for perusing while you sip.
Big Sky, Montana
Steele-Pressed Juice and Java
This hip little shop serves Treeline Coffee, roasted in Bozeman, and yummy, healthy food such as breakfast burritos, smoothies, and lunch bowls of wholesome veggies and grains. A local favorite, you might end up making this your go-to!
Wild Joe's Coffee Spot
You'll love the Beatnik era feel of this coffee spot; the vibe is buzzing, the seating is varied and vast, and the atmosphere is vibrant yet cozy. Local art graces the walls, and it sits right on Main Street for great people-watching. The menu has a diverse selection of locally roasted coffees and fresh tea, plus breakfast foods and baked goods.
Three Forks, Montana
This drive-through has excellent coffee, including specialty drinks and blended iced coffee. Text your order ahead of time and tell them what time you'll be there, and they will have your order ready! Perfect for weary road travelers.
Camp Creek Coffee Bar
Early risers will love the Happy Hour at this little shop - $1 off your drink between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm. (Try their Keto coffee with butter.) They also serve breakfast foods and sweet treats, including ice cream from Genuine Ice Cream in Bozeman. Bonus: they're open until 10:00 pm!
Four Corners, Montana
The Coffee Pot Bakery, Café
A classic in the area, you'll enjoy your coffee from handmade ceramic mugs (also for sale.) They are known for their baked goods, particularly their pie, but the breakfasts and lunches are hearty and delicious.
We recommend trying their namesake specialty coffee, Café Havana, a Cuban-style blend of bold espresso, cream, and raw organic cane sugar. Text ahead, and they'll have it ready, or if you have time, enjoy their cozy atmosphere and great food.
In this quaint little coffee shop, you'll find unusual coffee concoctions made to perfection. They have a great atmosphere and an even better attitude, "A French-Inspired, Mountain Café Born in a Global Pandemic."
Tumbleweed Bookstore and Café
Order your coffee, pick out a book, and relax on the deck overlooking Yellowstone National Park. It doesn't get much better than that!
Columbus, Joliet, and Bridger, Montana
Black Brew Coffee House
Serving coffee from local roasters, you'll find quality coffee and a friendly, welcoming environment at Black Brew. As they explain, "We may be small in stature, but we make up for it in charm and flavor." What more could you ask for in a coffee shop?
Big Timber, Montana
The Coffee Stop
The coffee and baked goods here are delicious, and if you're a biscuits and gravy fan, you're really in luck!
Red Lodge, Montana
Coffee Factory Roasters
As you can gather from the name, they roast their beans at this cozy shop in Red Lodge. Using air roasting, the beans move around like a popcorn popper and never rest on the sides where they could scorch. It also removes the outer layer of the bean, called the chaff, which prevents the tar and carbon from building up, causing bitterness. The result is a smooth, delicious brew.
Cooke City, Montana
Cooke City Coffee
This is a great place to stop as you explore the Beartooth Highway or Yellowstone National Park. Peruse the books while you sip espresso. Then, if you're hungry, choose from a relaxing breakfast or grab-and-go eats and hit the road!