Hot Drink Destinations to Warm You Up this Winter

Go forth and reclaim your winter with this sampling of Oklahoma's coffee, tea and cocoa hotspots.

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Partake in a foamy cup of coffee served at Urban Bru in Guymon.
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dWhether 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 Broken Bow, 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 to shake off the bitter cold.

West:

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 served any time day or dig into one of the house specialty 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 to 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 window, take a break from the road and pop inside to check out all the hard work the owners have put into renovating one of Clinton's iconic buildings. 

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 homemade soup of the day before checking out the unique gifts offered on the boutique side of this cozy coffee shop.

North:

Stop into downtown Enid for a cup of coffee served with a purpose at Five80 Coffeehouse. 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 and beyond, 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.

South:

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 made-to-order hot cocoa before taming 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 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.

Right in the heart of Duncan's business district, Virdian Coffee not only handcrafts your favorite coffee and espresso drinks from in-house roasted beans, but they also feature a great selection of house-baked breakfast goodies, including cinnamon rolls, scones and cookies. 

East:

Refuel and warm up at Adam & Eve’s Coffee House in Broken Bow. Located close to the Beavers Bend State Park entrance, this 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 Sacred Grounds Brew 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.

Metro OKC:

Bring your laptop to Open Flame Coffee Company + Roastery, and prepare for a few hours spent sipping coffee. After admiring the onsite roaster at this Midwest City coffee shop, step up to the counter to choose between signature drinks like the Caramel Silk or Hawaiian Breeze. Guests can also sip on tea infusions or Red Bull creations, best paired with breakfast sandwiches and locally crafted baked kolaches, quiches, buns and cookies.

As you get closer to the vegan-friendly Elemental Coffee shop in Oklahoma City's Midtown District, 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, and be sure to ask for dairy-free alternatives like almond milk.

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.

Beyond coffee, warm up in the Oklahoma City metro area at stylish tea houses All About Cha or t, an urban teahouse.

Metro Tulsa:

Combat the cold with a dose of caffeinated warmth found inside Cirque Coffee. Cozy up to the coffee bar for a morning cocktail infused with hand-roasted beans, or grab a table to catch up with a group of friends over seasonal specials. Pair an experimental caffeinated cold brew with a delicious pastry catered in from Antoinette Baking Company, or stick with a simple sip of tea sweetened with housemade syrup. 

Featuring seed-to-cup coffee, Topeca Coffee in Tulsa controls every step of their coffee production process. Dive into a divine cup of coffee created with El Salvador-grown beans roasted in house. A perfectly crafted cup of coffee will warm your hands, but this shop’s commitment to purchasing only ethically sourced beans will warm your heart.

While exploring the Kendall Whittier District, venture inside Fair Fellow Coffee for a cup of socially responsible coffee. This Tulsa coffee destination features full-strength sips, from cold brew nitro to pour-overs. While enjoying a cup of coffee here, see if you can taste hints of stone fruit, toffee, lemon tea, nectarine and other notes indicative of signature global roasts.

Trucks:

If you spot the adorable Katiebug’s Shaved Ice and Hot Chocolate trailer, pull over immediately. Stand in line or visit the brick-and-mortar location to warm up with fresh hot chocolate lovingly crafted by this mother and daughter power combo. Be sure to choose the perfect flavored organic, artisanal marshmallows to complement your hot cocoa creation. 

Step into 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.

Coffee aficionados can also seek respite from winter chills inside the Public Coffee Co tiny house, featuring hot drinks on wheels. Warm up your hands with a hot matcha latte served with oat milk, or caffeinate with a classic coffee creation served outside of the tiny house window. 

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