The best Winston-Salem coffee shops in North Carolina

The 7 Best Coffee Shops in Winston-Salem

If you are someone who can’t function until you’ve had one great cup of coffee in the morning, then these best coffee shops in Winston-Salem are for you. The cozy interiors are welcoming and a gentle nudge into the day.

Whether you prefer espresso concoctions, quality drip coffees or a strong cup of tea, here’s where to go for a first-thing jolt.

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1. Twin City Hive Coffee Lounge

This brick-walled coffee shop presents a relaxed, urban environment. There are tons of coffee options, though the nitro on tap is a great choice. The in-house bakery makes pastries and baked goods daily with plenty of gluten-free options as well.

The 7 best Winston-Salem coffee shops in North Carolina

2. Camino Bakery

This city-wide chain creates some delicious baked goods to pair with an even better cup of coffee. The Brookstown location is our favourite with its stylish interior. They brew up North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee beans and make all of their syrups in-house. Order from the seasonal menu, like a sage mocha latte for fall, for an added touch of luxury.

The 7 best Winston-Salem coffee shops in North Carolina

3. Krankies

Krankies roasts and sells its own beans, but the lively coffee shop is a great place to order a cup to take home with a bag of beans. Order a drip coffee, and if you’re feeling peckish, they serve a great hot breakfast too with southern classics like Hoppin’ John.

The best Winston-Salem coffee shops in North Carolina

4. West End Cafe

West End Coffeehouse has something for everyone. For those looking for a seriously sweet treat, try their some of their award-winning gelato with an affogato: a shot of hot espresso over a scoop of gelato, yum!

5. Moji Coffee Shop

This bright, industrial-chic space serves up coffee and pastries alongside community support. Moji is an inclusive space that employees individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They pride themselves on giving everyone a voice, and of course a great cup of coffee.

6. Pepper Mill Coffee Shop

Nestled on the quieter end of the usually busy 4th Street, this cosy, quaint coffee shop is the perfect spot for those wishing to sample both local and international java imports.

Famed for its consistently great coffee and great service—it’s said to have the friendliest baristas in town. The relaxing environment makes it a great study or work spot.

7. Midtown Cafe&Dessertery

This casual cafe and restaurant lets you slip into the day with ease. They serve a great breakfast of updated American favourites like eggs, pancakes and French toast. Order a coffee with cream or go all-out with the seasonal latte like the pumpkin pie latte.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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