In April, we sent out a survey asking for Lane County residents to nominate their top picks in 12 different categories. We wanted to showcase local businesses, who have felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and who could use a little extra love right now. We asked survey takers to write in a first and second place pick, which we scored accordingly. As a result, we bring you Lane County’s Top Picks for Coffee or a Snack!
Please follow up with the individual businesses about changes in hours or services.
Coffee Plant Roaster
Coffee Plant Roaster is committed to offering both an amazing cup of coffee and a menu that has something delicious for everyone. They do so with fresh, organic ingredients sourced from local farms and house-made baked goods. Try their biscuits and gravy, avocado toast, or their loaded home fries, which include chorizo, kale, caramelized onions, and crema.
Coffee Plant Roaster | 2836 W 11th Ave. | 541/359-1505 | coffeeplantroaster.com
Farmers Union Coffee Roasters
You can tell Farmers Union Coffee Roasters is passionate about coffee from the second you walk in their door when you are greeted with the sight, sound, and smell of roasting coffee. This BRING Recycling “Re:Think Certified” coffee shop offers classic cafe fare like hot drinks and baked goods, but you can also pick up some of their freshly roasted, small-batch, organic, Fair Trade coffee.
Farmers Union Coffee Roasters | 152 W 5th Ave. | farmersunioncoffee.com
French-inspired Metropol Bakery serves cakes, pies, breads, rolls, cookies, pastries, and even café meal-size options like sandwiches and chicken pot pie. Order a cake, like their September 7th cake, for a special occasion, or enjoy one of their pastries like a pain du chocolat or a Viennese teacake.
Metropol Bakery | 2538 Willamette St. | 541/465-4730 | metropolbakery.com
Noisette Pastry Kitchen
Noisette Pastry Kitchen sells a large variety of products, from sweets like pastries, baked goods, and cakes for all occasions, to coffee and lunch items like sandwiches, soups, and salads. They also offer catering services to make your next event shine and delicious. Currently, customers can order through their online store, getting to choose between pick up or delivery.
Noisette Pastry Kitchen | 200 W Broadway, #3037 | 541/654-5257 | noisettepk.com
Community focused with deep roots in Springfield, Washburne Café sources seasonal products from local farms. They serve Farmers Union Coffee Roasters coffee, which you can mix with their house-made cashew-almond-date milk. Most of their other offerings are homemade, which include pastries and baked goods like donuts and scones, as well as full brunch and lunch menus if you’re looking for a larger meal. Their evolving menu changes with the seasons to match what produce is available.
Washburne Cafe | 326 Main St. | 541/746-7999 | washburnecafe.com
Snack/Coffee Spot Honorable Mentions:
Provisions Market Hall | 296 E 5th Ave. | 747 E 32nd Ave. | 541/743-0660 | provisionsmarkethall.com
Vero Espresso | 205 E 14th Ave. | 541/654-0504 | veroespressohouse.com
Sweet Life | 755 Monroe St. | 1609 E 19th Ave. | 541/683-5676 | sweetlifedesserts.com
Tailored Coffee Roasters | 291 E 5th Ave. | 541/345-2261 | tailoredcoffee.com
Wandering Goat Coffee Co. | 268 Madison St. | 541/344-5161 | wanderinggoat.com
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