Welcome to Booneview.com, featuring our Famous Photo of the Day and Foodie Reviews. Today’s feature is all about the 5 Best Cups of Joe in Boone. In search of the BEST cup of coffee in Boone, we recruited two of our favorite Instagramers: Hannah and Patrick. If you agree that these are the TOP make sure to comment “YES!!” If you have another suggestion for people to try make sure you leave that in the comments. Now on to the good stuff:
Starting off the list is Bald Guy on King Street. Bald Guy Brew is some of the best coffee we have ever tasted. In fact, our friend Patrick ranks the cup of Bald Guy he tasted at the Bald Guy Valle Crucis location as his all time best cup! This coffee brand has 3 locations in the High Country: Boone, Blowing Rock, and Valle Crucis.
While this article just features the Boone location, we thoroughly enjoy the Blowing Rock location because of its quaint look and quiet location. You should make the drive over to Blowing Rock and try out the beauty of Bald Guy!
We love Bald Guy because of their mission:
“Bald Guy Brew Coffee Roasting Company is dedicated to eliminating the exploitation of coffee workers one roast at a time. Our guiding values are Eco-Friendly, Socially Responsible, Artisanal Coffee.”
Check them out here: 585 W King St., Boone NC 28607
Locally Owned and Operated, Higher Grounds provides a nice coffee experience on the New Market side of town. It was hard to only order a cup of coffee when visiting this location because they have so many awesome choices of teas, hot chocolate, smoothies, etc. If you are looking for a great spot to get some homework done or meet up with some friends this is your spot!
Their Coffee is great but you should try one of their amazing Frappes!
Check them out here: 201 New Market Center, Boone NC, 28607
Known for their pastries and bread, many miss out on the fantastic-ness of Stick Boy coffee! Stick Boy serves many varieties of coffee (including Bald Guy) but the one tested is their original Drip (Larry’s Beans). Larry’s Beans is a really cool new small coffee company out of Raleigh that imports beans and roasts them in small batches to order. The people are Stick Boy are nothing short of awesome!
Awesome People + Tasty Pastries + Fresh Coffee = Stick Boy
Check them out here: 345 Hardin St., Boone, NC 28607
Espresso News is the place to go if you find yourself near downtown Boone. Most days you will find this place packed out with college students studying and hanging out, while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or a latte. This place would probably win the award for best atmosphere.
They also feature handmade chocolates and pastries but get their early before they sell out!
Here is their take on coffee:
We roast our beans in a Diedrich IR-12 with utmost care combining art and science. Our belief is that we must maximize the most desirable flavors inherent to the bean. Always taking it slow and easy, carefully monitoring all the factors of the roast as the bean develops. We choose to roast small batches of coffee daily in order to have complete control. Like most foods freshness is key and cooking preparation can either enhance or destroy flavor. Artfully, we maintain the true flavors and aromas in coffee by using all the senses and always paying close attention to the details in order to attain the optimum roast profile for each coffee variatal. Simply put, we love coffee.
Check them out here: 267 Howard St., Boone NC 28607
Drive thru – They are the only coffee place in town with a drive thru. This is an awesome addition for the busy morning person looking to grab a freshly roasted cup of joe on the way to work.
Nice People – Josiah and his staff are amazing! They always treat you like a friend and make sure to serve you to the best of their abilities.
+Donuts – They also have amazing donuts that you can’t get anywhere else!
Check them out here: 791 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone NC, 28607