Although the United States might not lead the world in coffee consumption (Finland does), that doesn’t mean Americans don’t live for their cuppa joe. The average American sips three cups per day, according to the National Coffee Association. While black coffee has always been vegan, now even major brands such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are stepping up their vegan coffee game, offering non-dairy milk and vegan-friendly fare. Truth be told, though, there’s no better place to get your coffee fix than a local joint. Here are 10 all-vegan coffee shops that will satisfy your caffeine and vegan food cravings—order for takeout or curbside pickup, and be sure to wear a mask.

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1. Bunkhouse Coffee Bar (Jensen Beach, FL)
Whether you prefer almond, coconut, soy, rice, oat, hemp, or cashew milk in your coffee, you’ll find it all in this cozy coffee shop. Bunkhouse stopped serving cows’ milk last year and informed its customers that it could no longer support the dairy industry for ethical, environmental, and animal welfare reasons. As if that isn’t enough to impress, the food menu features uber-healthy acai and smoothie bowls and freshly baked vegan treats such as sweet potato chocolate cake and strawberry ginger muffins. 

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2. Dear Diary Coffeehouse (Austin, TX)
Creativity is the name of the game behind the menu of this newly opened coffee joint. Although you can always get classic coffee drinks, you can tailor the menu to order whatever you want, such as a two-ounce espresso shot with a teaspoon of turmeric for an added health kick. Dear Diary also sells local beer, sparkling water, and daily vegan treats from local bakery Celeste’s Best, such as carrot pumpkin cake, orange-glazed zucchini bread, peanut butter cups, and cranberry oatmeal cookies. In the future, Dear Diary hopes to add a community library, big art wall, art supply retail, and artist and writer meetups. 

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3. Familiars Vegan Coffee Shop (Brooklyn, NY)
Classic coffee drinks using Stumptown Coffee from Portland, OR are the norm here, but you’ll also find specialty drinks such as the Garden Palmer with elderflower lemonade and butterfly pea flower iced tea, and the Blue Milk Latte with butterfly pea flower. Meanwhile, munch on doughnuts from Dun-Well Doughnuts, an all-vegan doughnut shop in New York City, and house-baked bagels. Try the Beet Lox Bagel (tofu cream cheese, thinly sliced beets, smoked salt, capers, and fresh dill) or the Fancy Fig bagel (tofu cream cheese, plant-based prosciutto, fig jam, and arugula). 

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4. Dark Hall Coffee (Phoeniz, AZ)
This goth-themed shop features local skeleton artwork and eye-catching dark floral wallpaper—and offers homemade nut milk, to boot. There are so many options that you’ll feel like a kid in a vegan candy shop. Choose from macarons, cakes (hello, funfetti cake!), pastries (the cinnamon bun earns high marks), and cookies (fans rave about its sea salt chocolate-chip cookie). As for the coffee, you’ll find the classics as well as specialty items such as cold brews with flavors that change regularly, such as pineapple- or strawberry-infused. 

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5. Protagonist Café (Soulard, MO)
This is a haven not only for coffee-lovers but bookworms, too. It boasts a massive bookcase loaded with literary treasures, in case you need reading material as you sip your brew. You can even save your spot via a bookmark with your name and pick up where you left off on your next visit (board games are also available). Even the menu reads like a book, as it spreads across three boards and includes not only coffee and tea but wine, cocktails, and coffee with spirits. And if you’re hungry, there’s a full menu with sweet and savory treats, such as broccoli chorizo quiche and salted chocolate pecan cake donuts.  

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6. Amateur Coffee (Omaha, NE)
Amateur may be in its name, but that description doesn’t represent the quality of coffee you’ll be served here. The company roasts its beans on-site—it also sells its beans by the bag—and uses mainly oat milk in its coffees. As a nod to the environment, Amateur serves its drinks in glass jars, and as part of its reusable glass jar program, you’ll get $1 off your next order for every jar you return. If you’re hungry, its menu features pastries from a neighborhood bakery as well as housemade waffles topped with coconut whip and organic maple syrup. 

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7. The Conscious Café (Shelby Charter Township, MI) 
You’ll find everything you expect in a coffee shop—and then some—at The Conscious Café. Need a sugar cookie or soup mix? Soap? Or maybe a t-shirt with a vegan message? It’s all here, and it’s 100-percent vegan, all sourced from Michigan vendors. It even uses organic and fair-trade coffee from Great Lakes Coffee in Michigan. Pair that with a delicious splurge from local bakeries—such as blueberry breakfast bars, apple cinnamon pecan bread, mini lava cakes, PB&J brownies, and banana caramel loaves—and you really will feel your conscious shift in this charming coffee spot. 

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8. Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee (Kansas City, KS)
When you see a message on a company’s website stating that no animals were harmed in the making of this site, you know you’re in good hands. This coffee shop makes its home in a house, and you can choose any room to enjoy your brew in. Just make sure you plan to splurge, as Mud Pie features an assortment of scones, muffins, cupcakes, and other vegan treats that will tempt you to buy one of each. Go for the jalapeno cream cheese kolaches, cinnamon rolls, and the bundt of the day. 

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9. Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse (Madison, WI)
Unlike Starbucks, this all-vegan shop doesn’t charge extra for soy or almond milk in any of its drinks. The menu is extensive and includes everything from espresso drinks to classic coffee selections, as well as kombucha, Italian soda, and ginger brew. Much of the food is sourced from local vegan bakeries, including the voodoo bar, lemon bar, artichoke spinach roll, and two daily soup offerings. On Sundays, Mother Fool’s also offers its own miso soup with tofu and carrots.

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10. Dagger Mountain Coffee (Valparaiso, IN)
Dagger Mountain doesn’t mess around with its coffee. It roasts its beans in-house and serves drinks in a small but uber-cool setting with a garage door that rolls up in warm weather. Everything here is vegan, including the two owners and most of the staff, and its specialty drinks use agave-sweetened, dairy-free chocolate, and exclusively Oatly oat milk in its lattes. While there will be a vegan cookie, brownie, or other sweet on hand from a local vendor, the focus here is on coffee and sustainability. Dagger Mountain uses eco-friendly packaging for its drinks and bagged beans. 

Karen Asp is the author of Anti-Aging Hacks and award-winning journalist, as well as a fitness pro certified in plant-based nutrition, world record-holding athlete (in Nordic walking), and a vegan mentor with PETA.

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