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Get Your Caffeine Kick with the Best Coffee Shops in 417-Land

Customers order coffee at Mudhouse in Springfield Missouri

From a fresh cup of joe first thing in the morning to a little midday pick-me-up, there’s no shortage of great places in Springfield to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

The Queen City boasts a bevy of unique locations where you can enjoy a wide range of carefully crafted coffees, specialty drinks and a host of flavorful espressos, lattes, teas and smoothies. Local coffee shops are a great place to drop in for a good breakfast or grab a delicious bite to eat on your lunch break. 

From downtown Springfield to surrounding neighborhoods north and south, here are some of our city’s best places to find great coffee, tea and other wonderful treats.

Architect Coffee Co. 

1604 East Republic Road   

Located on Springfield’s south side, Architect brews up a flavorful variety of meticulously selected, high-quality coffees from single-origin and blended beans. Choose from a menu of espressos, coffees and teas, along with cold brew and refreshing smoothies. For those who wake up hungry, you can sit down to a traditional breakfast complete with scrambled eggs and your choice of meat and bread. They also serve burritos, sandwiches, muffins and scones. 

Big Momma’s Coffee

217 East Commercial Street   

With its iconic location on Historic C-Street in North Springfield, Big Momma’s is the perfect place to enjoy fresh coffee, great food and southern hospitality served up with a warm and welcoming spirit. Signature drinks include the Old 66, North Side Turtle and Sweet Momma, along with familiar coffees, teas, hot chocolate and apple cider. The menu features breakfast and lunch items including soups, salads, sandwiches and homemade baked goods. Big Momma’s also plays host to live music and other fun events throughout the year.

Classic Rock Coffee Co.

Flagship location and headquarters at 1900 West Sunset Street 

With specialty drinks like Back in Black and Barracuda, complete with their own eye-popping logos and unique flavors, you know you’re in for a good time at Classic Rock Coffee. Their wide-ranging menu includes coffees, teas and smoothies, along with breakfast and lunch items amidst walls adorned with album covers and posters featuring the legends of rock n’ roll. With a growing number of locations in Southwest Missouri and around the world, Classic Rock Coffee is putting the buzz back in coffee one sip at a time.

The Coffee Ethic

124 Park Central Square  

The Coffee Ethic is the place for coffee when you’re in the heart of Downtown Springfield. With a passion for the art and science of brewing, they carefully source the highest quality beans to serve you the best cup every time. Choose from a variety of single-origin coffees roasted onsite, along with teas, craft beers, seasonal wines, pastries and oatmeal. The Coffee Ethic is also known for their dedication to sustainability and supporting the entire coffee community from growers and vendors to customers, employees and families right here in the Queen City!

Dancing Mule Coffee

1945 South Glenstone Avenue 

Guided by the philosophy that everything gets better with coffee, Dancing Mule is a great place to enjoy delicious coffee served fast and conveniently with a positive spirit. Sip your coffee slowly if you have time, or stop by their drive-through on your way to work. Coffees include light and dark roasts, lattes and cold brews, along with specialties like Emerald Isle, Honeysuckle and Lavender Vanilla Matcha. You can also choose from a menu of delicious breakfast items, pastries and snacks to go with your coffee. 

The Baked Bean

1860 North Commerce Drive, Nixa, MO  

Savor unique flavors from Down Under along with a wide assortment of delicious coffee blends from around the world. The Baked Bean is a cozy, Australian-inspired coffee shop located right in the heart of Nixa, Missouri. Their menu features flavorful meat pies, paninis, soups and sweet treats. Drop in for breakfast or lunch in a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for reading, catching up on some work or visiting with friends. And be sure to ask about their veterans’ discount!

Echelon Coffee

2407 North Glenstone Avenue  

With food and beverage options updated year-round, Echelon is your go-to place for fresh coffees that have been harvested in season, along with other seasonal menu items. Come in and stay awhile as you sip on hand-crafted coffee or pick it up on the go at their drive-through window. Their menu also includes espressos, frappes, smoothies and hot chocolate. Seasonal food items include burritos and pastries for breakfast and tasty sandwiches and salads for lunch. 

Kingdom Coffee

211 South Market Avenue 

Located on a bustling corner in downtown Springfield, Kingdom Coffee serves up a variety of coffees, espressos, lattes, cold brew and frappes, along with flavorful teas and refreshing fruit smoothies. Enjoy a delicious burrito or hearty oatmeal for breakfast. Another great feature at Kingdom is their monthly coffee subscriptions. Order online or in person to get a set of your favorite coffee flavors delivered right to your front door every month!

Mudhouse Coffee

323 South Avenue  

Founded by former students at nearby Missouri State University, Mudhouse is renowned for an inviting atmosphere where anyone can relax with their favorite cup of joe. Try a Lavender Latte featuring their very own house-made lavender syrup. Other unique originals include the MudTurtle, MudSkipper, Snickerdoodke and SugarDaddy. Chill out with a refreshing frozen blended drink, or choose from a wide-ranging menu of hot and iced coffees, lattes, chais, cocoas and smoothies. Wake up to a satisfying breakfast sandwich or drop by on your lunch break for a savory sandwich. 

Urban Grounds

5557 North 21st Street, Ozark, MO

Want a green thumb to go with your latte? Head on down to Urban Grounds in nearby Ozark for locally roasted coffee and plant shop. Order from a menu of specialty drinks, tasty toasties and other delicious treats, then pick a plant and pot to create your own masterpiece to display at home. Book a private party in their greenhouse-inspired gathering room or sign up for a workshop from their event calendar.

Our wide variety of fun and unique coffee shops is just one more thing that makes the Springfield area such a fantastic place to live, work and play. If you’re planning a move to the Queen City area, download our free relocation guide to learn even more about the one-of-a-kind culture of our community!

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