Need a pick-me-up in the morning, even on vacation? Check out our picks for the top four local coffee shops in Whitefish, Montana to get your morning coffee!
Wild Coffee Company
You can’t miss this bustling and modern coffee shop right in the heart of Whitefish during your vacation. Head here on Central Avenue almost every single day of the week to leave feeling caffeinated, energized, and excited.
Even better, we love the mission and the ambiance of this cool coffee company and shop. The owners here want to keep avid explorers, hikers, and athletes energized to continue exploring and seeing the beauty of nature right on their doorstep. The owners and workers of this coffee shop dedicate 1% of their profits to the outdoors to help nature and local non-profit companies. So not only can you feel good with the tasty cup of coffee, but you can feel good about yourself as well.
Plus, the menu here is just divine. We recommend starting with a strong cup of coffee or espresso drink, like an Affogato with ice cream, Cortado with your choice of milk, espresso con panna, flat white with soy milk, mocha with creamy chocolate, or eggnog latte for a holiday drink.
For tea drinkers, this cafe offers an ‘inversion’ London fog, matcha latte, or magic latte with vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and matcha. You can then pair your coffee or tea drink with a protein shake, like the avocado matcha or peanut butter chocolate shake, to help build muscle and stay healthy. Yum!
Finish off any of your breakfast drink orders with a biscuit, like the warm biscuit topped with an over medium egg, cheddar cheese, slice of bacon, and creamy butter. Or try the Ski-Mo Yo, a biscuit with avocado, egg whites, microgreens, and herbs. We also love toast, like Avocado Toast with microgreens and sliced radishes.
Montana Coffee Traders
Montana Coffee Traders is a specialty coffee maker in Whitefish that churns out tasty beans and well-roasted coffee that is great for holiday cups of cheer, tasty caffeine-laden drinks, and much more. Take home some of the best coffee in bulk, like the Montana Blend or Grizzly Blend, to have at home on New Year’s Day.
If you visit this charming coffee shop in person during your stay here, you will love the food menu. Try the Farm to Market oven toasted wrap with tortilla chips, featuring pork sausage, cheddar cheese, red onions, and green peppers. If you are in the mood for something that is more traditional ‘breakfast’ like, then try the Breakfast Sandwich with a bagel, egg, cheddar cheese, and sausage.
Plus, you can also go to the Roastery location to check out how the coffee is brewed and poured so elegantly. For those who are very interested in the world of coffee, you can take a roasting tour and tasting every Tuesday at 10 am.
Crema Specialty Coffee
Crema Specialty Coffee is a minimalist and cool specialty coffee shop now open on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Whitefish. This modern joint serves carefully roasted coffee and sells espresso beans that offer big and bold blends of medium and dark coffee, leading to tons of flavor in every single cup. Make sure you head to this store near the Alpine Village Market on Wisconsin Avenue for espresso!
Not sure what to order once you get here? Try one of their classics, like a flavored latte, Americano, brewed coffee, or mocha. You can add your choice of extras, like another shot for days when you’re feeling tired, or alternative milk, like tasty almond, oat, or soy.
If you are in the mood for a specialty drink that will really give you the caffeine kick you’re after, the Red Bull Infusion, Red Bull smoothie, Creamy Cold Brew, or Crema Classic with espresso, condensed milk, and a half-and-half cream is a sweet treat for amid-afternoon delight.
Pair any one of these sweet and espresso-filled rinks with a savory or sweet scone, muffin, gluten free pumpkin sweetbread, chocolate zucchini bread, or cinnamon coffee cake. We love it all.
Boudoir Bar Café
This cool bar/cafe mix right in the heat of Whitefish is great for ordering cafe drinks during the day and having a glass of wine in the evening. We love the combination of a coffee joint and cozy cafe, bringing European influence and flair to this outdoor-centric mountain town. Head here after dinner for some desert or wake up and check out this brightly lit spot any time after 8 AM.
We recommend ordering one of their tasty and strong coffee drinks with famous Stumptown coffee and using the La Marzocco Linea espresso machine, creating a smooth and tasty espresso drink every single time. You can choose either whole, 2%, skim, soy, almond, or oat milk to customize your drink to your preferences.
Pair your tasty coffee drink with a savory dish, like the avocado toast with burrata cheese and tomato, or a sweet treat for your kids, like the powdered waffles with strawberries and blackberries.