Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! A Review of the Best Coffee Shops in the Cleveland Area

By. Harleigh Markowitz

Now that fall is here and school is now in full swing, you will begin to see exhausted faces and students with coffee cups roaming the halls. While Starbucks is the normal go-to coffee shops for HB students and everyone else in the area, there are dozens of other coffee shops located in the Greater Cleveland area that are perfect for coffee, study dates, tutoring, and lunch. Here are some coffee shops that you should be sure to try out this fall!

Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

Location: Beachwood, corner of Richmond and Cedar Rd.

What to order: apple pie latte

Dairy-free options? coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk

Notes: great and cozy atmosphere with comfy chairs and tables to work, outlet and chargers at every table, serves both coffee and great food

Recommend? yes

Starbucks

Location: everywhere

What to order: pumpkin spice latte, caramel macchiato

Dairy-free options? coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk

Notes: always very busy, if you are getting coffee or food on-the-go be sure to order ahead with the mobile app

Recommend? maybe

Dewey’s Coffee

Location: Shaker Square

What to order: iced tea, cinnamon roll, sugar cookie

Dairy-free options? soy milk, almond milk

Notes: lots of tables to sit and to work at, very busy, very noisy, may not be the best place to go to if you need a quiet place to study and do work

Recommend? maybe

Phoenix Coffee

Location: Cleveland Heights

What to order: blueberry muffin, hot chocolate

Dairy-free options? soy milk, almond milk

Notes: good food, not so good coffee, a little cramped and very busy, might not be the best place to go to if you want a quiet place to study and be productive

Recommend? maybe

Juma Coffee House

Location: Shaker Heights

What to order: iced coffee, gluten/dairy free brownie

Dairy-free options? soy milk, almond milk

Notes: cozy and quiet atmosphere, quiet, has both coffee and food/pastries, good space to be productive and get work done

Recommend? yes

HathCaff

Location: Hathaway Brown School Learning Commons

What to order: iced coffee, chocolate muffin, smoothie

Dairy-free options? no

Notes: great coffee, great pastries, friendly baristas

Recommend? DEFINITELY!