Go forth and reclaim your winter with this sampling of Oklahoma's coffee, tea and cocoa hot spots.
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Whether it’s winter camping, visiting family and friends, antiquing or just getting out of the house, toss aside that cabin fever and get out there. When the chill of winter starts to creep in, fight it off by warming your core with a steamy mug of hot cocoa, tea or freshly roasted coffee.
From Guymon to Beavers Bend, we’ve compiled this handy list of specialty drink purveyors all across the Sooner State. No matter where your adventure takes you, duck into one of these Oklahoma warming stations and shake off the bitter cold.
Take a break from being blown around the panhandle and feed that coffee monkey at Urban Bru in Guymon. Stop in seven days a week and warm up with a spiced hot chocolate or cup of joe, then savor breakfast all day or dig in to one of the house made empanadas.
Launched as a coffee truck in a 1972 Airstream Land Yacht, Clinton's Strayhouse Kitchen + Coffee has spread from the original truck into a lovingly renovated lumber yard, right in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Take the short detour off I-40 and enjoy their fantastic selection of coffee, espresso or tea along with a menu full of homemade breakfast and lunch specialties. While Strayhouse does offer a drive through, take a break from the road and check out all the hard work the owners have put into renovating one of Clinton's iconic buildings.
When you’re on the Mother Road, take a quick detour and stop off at The Brick Coffee House in Sayre. Headquartered in a historic building downtown, warm up at this beautifully renovated shop with one of their delectable specialty drinks like pralines and cream.
Pull off the interstate in Elk City and cozy up at Beyond the Pallet Coffee Shop. Knock off the chill with local favorite the Turtle Frappe and a bowl of the house made soup of the day, then check out the unique gifts offered on the boutique side of this cozy coffee shop.
Stop in to downtown Enid for a cup of coffee served with a purpose at Five80. This unique coffee house expertly serves the best beans they can source, but only ask you to pay what you can afford. While warming your bones on one of the shop’s top quality chai teas and fresh baked goods, warm your soul and pay a little extra to help out those in need.
Just south of downtown Guthrie, a lovingly renovated garage houses Hoboken Coffee Roasters. Started with little more than a dream and a roaster, the couple who owns Hoboken pours their heart and soul into every cup. Savor the smell of just-roasted coffee while you warm up your hands with the freshest brewed cup you can get.
With several locations in Stillwater, Aspen Coffee Company covers cowboy country’s caffeine cravings. Stop in and see for yourself why they’ve built a dedicated following over the last two decades. From day one, the baristas at Aspen have been expertly pulling espresso from house-roasted beans on some of the best machines in the world.
Taking inspiration from the Alaskan National Forest with log cabin décor and a menu themed around Alaskan wildlife, Lu Lu’s Coffee and Bagel in Lawton provides a welcome refuge from the grind of winter. Drive-through and warm up with the made-to-order hot cocoa, then tame that hunger with a custom built bagel.
At Main Street Coffee in downtown Ardmore, get pampered like you’re a guest in the owner’s home. Of course the shop has great lattes, but pair up a mug of the Main Street Extreme (a local favorite featuring chocolate, white chocolate and caramel) with a homemade cinnamon roll for a one-two cold blasting punch.
While cruising through Chickasha, pop by and see what’s new at the Crazy 8 Café and Coffee House. This eclectic and fun downtown shop features a broad selection of espresso drinks and a full-service coffee bar, but to really get the heat flowing, add extra chocolate to their already decadent house-made hot chocolate.
Right in the heart of Duncan's business district, Virdian Coffee not only hand crafts your favorite coffee and espresso drinks from in-house roasted beans, they also feature a great selection of house baked breakfast goodies, including cinnamon rolls, scones and cookies.
Refuel and warm up at Adam & Eve’s Coffee House in Broken Bow. Located close to the Beavers Bend State Park entrance, this beautifully rustic coffee lodge offers a great spot to warm up before, after and during all your Hochatime and Beavers Bend adventures.
Featuring fresh, locally roasted beans from Nordaggios Coffee, Erly Rush Coffee just east of Muskogee can help you shake off the cold with your favorite coffee drink at their beautifully upcycled cargo shipping container.
If Woody Guthrie were still around, he would probably be hanging at the Okemah Coffee Company in his hometown. At this little coffee shop, music takes center stage backed by a nice selection of specialty smoothies. Also, keep an eye out for the featured solo, a seasonal drink special each week. Shake off that cold with whatever lunch special the café owner has whipped up - it’s sure to warm you right to the soul.
Of course the locally roasted coffee will heat you up at the Red Cup in Oklahoma City, but warm those insides with a glass of Big Oak Kombucha, locally brewed and on tap, then feast on the legendary vegetarian Frito chili pie or one of the daily specials, fresh from the shop’s winter garden.
As you get closer to Elemental Coffee in Midtown Oklahoma City, savor the smell of freshly roasting coffee blanketing the neighborhood. Pair that cup of respectfully roasted, small-batch coffee with a decadent treat from the pastry case.
In downtown Norman, get toasty at Michelangelo’s with a specialty coffee drink backed up by a truffle, turtle or covered strawberry from local chocolatier, Winan’s. For more fortification, pair one of their chocolate delights with a glass from the shop’s extensive wine list.
Battle the chill at Joebot’s Coffee Bar in downtown Tulsa with a great cup of Topeca Coffee. After warming up with one of Joebot’s specialty drinks, shop around for a toasty hoodie or comfy t-shirt showcasing designs from local artists.
Featuring seed-to-cup coffee, Topeca Coffee in Tulsa controls every step of their coffee production process. The perfectly crafted cup of coffee will warm your hands, but this shop’s commitment to purchasing only ethically sourced beans will warm your heart.
If you spot Katiebug’s adorable trailer, pull over immediately. Warm up with fresh hot chocolate, lovingly crafted by this mother and daughter power combo and topped with your choice of organic, artisanal marshmallows.
Step in to the lower level of the Junction Coffee bus when you catch it around Oklahoma City and order a fresh espresso drink and the daily specialty toast. After getting your order, head up to the top level of this restored double decker bus and take in the view while warming up with friendly conversation.