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10 Best Local Coffee Shops Where Iowa Started

Hot or iced, espresso or decaf, grab a cup of joe and stay awhile where Iowa started.

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Voted on by Travel Dubuque's followers, these are the top 10 favorite places to a grab a coffee in Dubuque County.

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Bob & Lou's

Coming in hot at the top of our list is Bob & Lou's. Named after the owner's grandparents, Bob & Lou's offer a uniquely curated menu including hot coffee, lattes, mochas, cold brew, hot chocolate, tea, and seasonally changing drinks curated by their team. Visit them at 1895 University Ave. or check their social media to see where their vintage 1960's coffee camper may be popping up.

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Convivium Urban Farmstead

Our second on the list is more than just your average coffee shop. Convivium Urban Farmstead is a nonprofit whose mission is to improve life through food. Surrounded by a series of community gardens, Convivium was started by a husband and wife team transformed a 1920’s greenhouse into a multi-function space with a commercial kitchen, coffee house, restaurant, and more. Find them at 2811 Jackson Street.

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Rosie's Coffee House

Formerly Locals Bar and Coffee, Rosie's Coffee House is your perfect stop when out exploring all that Dubuque County has to offer. Whether you're cycling the Heritage Trail or just driving around taking in scenic fall views you'll find Locals Bar and Coffee right in the center of the county with specialty coffee drinks, bites to eat, and more waiting for you. You can find them at 106 W Main St. in Epworth, IA.

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Brew & Brew

Is this heaven? No, it's Brew & Brew. Located at 213 1st Ave E in Dyersville, IA this local coffee shop shares the same town as the Field of Dreams. After exploring the famous movie site you'll find Brew & Brew as the perfect place to refuel for your next big game. With delicious drinks and made-to-order food with fresh ingredients it's a can't miss when in Dyersville.

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Doc's Brew

Plant-based with your pup? It's no wonder Doc's Brew made the list! Named after the owner's own pup, Doc, this 100% plant-based to-go coffee shop features a menu of delicious seasonal coffee drinks along with boba tea, smoothie bowls, waffles, and more! Located on Dubuque's north end at 3359 Jackson St.

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Jitterz Coffee & Cafe

Rounding out the top half of the 10 best list is Jitterz Coffee & Cafe. Located on historic Main Street, this coffee shop is a local favorite known for their fresh scones. From fresh baked goods to a hot cup of joe, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here.

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Beaker's Coffee

Located inside Crescent Community Health Center but open to the public, Beaker's Coffee offer espresso drinks made with locally roasted Wayfarer Coffee & fresh baked goods. The perfect place for a caffeinated pick me up when out and about exploring Dubuque. You can find them at 1690 Elm Street Suite #270

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Jumble Coffee Company

Have you ever had coffee in a tree house? Well you can at Jumble Coffee Company's Schoolhouse Cafe! Their menu features organic in-house air roasted coffee, organic tea, and 100% crushed fruit smoothies. With 3 locations across Dubuque county in Asbury, Dubuque, and Peosta you'll won't be able to miss Jumble Coffee Co.

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Charlotte's Coffee House

From lattes, drip coffee, and smoothies, to waffle scrambles, specialty toasts, and acai bowls it's no wonder Charlotte’s Coffee House made the list! They offer a varied menu to pair with their delicious drinks. Named after the owner’s mother, this coffee shop is one you can stop in to for a quick bite, or hang out for a few hours. Visit them at 1104 White St right nearby the Historic Millwork District.

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Wayfarer Coffee

Last (but not least) on our list is Wayfarer Coffee. Sitting right in the heart of Dubuque's Millwork District it's the perfect place to stop while you're out exploring the city. Visit them at 955 Washington St. for artisan espresso and great food!