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☕ 20+ Coffeehouses in CabCo to Visit This Season

Coffee lovers rejoice! Coffee lovers rejoice! National Coffee Day is Friday, Sept 29th!

Now is the perfect time to explore the coffeehouses Cabarrus County offers to find your new favorite beverage for the season.

Whether you’re looking for high-quality coffee, a variety of brews with specialty drinks, something close to home or work, or a cozy spot with a great atmosphere and snacks, there’s a locally-owned spot waiting to serve you in Cabarrus County. Here’s a list of 20 coffeehouses for you to try for yourself.


📍 1115 Old Charlotte Road, Concord, NC 28027
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Andrew and Amber Olafsson opened this community-oriented coffee shop in the midst of the 2020 pandemic, offering coffee and pastries but also supporting a noble cause by sourcing custom blends from HÆRFEST COFFEE Roasting Co., a local roastery committed to fair wages for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Location: Originally an Auto Service Station built in 1925

The Coffee Scoop: Certified Organic and roasted in a Certified Organic Roastery + drive thru window

Drinks: Coffees, Cocoas, Apple Cider, Smoothie, and Teas

Food: Partners with local bakers and cooks to offer a diverse spread of pastries

📍 3695 Concord Parkway S., Concord, NC 28027
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You can expect delicious drinks and eats in a fast and friendly drive thru experience.

Location: Waterville Commons Shopping Center

The Coffee Scoop: Every purchase at the Canal Coffee Co.™ stand helps support local organizations

Drinks: Classics, Specialties, Smoothies, Teas, Energies, and Refreshers

Food: Choose from baked goods, hot breakfast items and lunch sandwiches

📍 460 Branchview Drive NE, Concord, NC 28025
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A cozy space where ideas bloom and conversations flow to help others enjoy every moment life has to offer.

Location: Inside Hartsell Funeral Home

The Coffee Scoop: All coffee beans, baked goods, and merch are sourced locally from North Carolina

Drinks: Basics, Specialties, Smoothies, Teas, Hot Chocolates + kid friendly menu

Food: Pastries by Beard Bakes

Unique Must Try: The Coach – a Peanut Butter & Jelly Latte

📍 305 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027
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Aiming for simplicity by focusing solely on delivering an exceptional coffee experience.

Claim to Fame: Proudly serving Concord’s finest espresso

Location: Inside the newly restored Gibson Mill Market

The Coffee Scoop: They believe in sourcing and roasting the best single-origin coffees they can find 

Drinks: Brewed Coffee, Craft Lattes, Traditional Espresso, Seasonal, Tea, and Hot Chocolate + kids menu

📍 587 Warren C Colman Blvd, Concord, NC 28025
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A family owned, Christian-based coffee house. Through each cup, they hope to spread God’s message and love in the community.

The Coffee Scoop: This is the third location after opening their flagship store in China Grove and second location in Kannapolis.

Drinks: Hot and Cold Brewed Coffees, Cappacino, Lattes, Iced Blends, Chai Teas, Specialty Frozen Drinks, and Smoothies.

Food: Pastries, Brownies, Cookies and more.

Vibe: Warm and relaxing atmosphere with uplifting music.

📍 349 Copperfield Blvd NE, Concord NC 28025
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A unique Tiki Hut with a variety of hand-crafted lattes, smoothies & milkshakes. Savor a variety of high-quality, specialty coffees at their drive-thru or walk-up windows.

Location: Mobile hut currently on Church Street

The Coffee Scoop: Every single cup served benefits parents and caregivers of special needs families

Drinks: Standard Hot or Cold, Island Lattes,  Island Lattes – Dirty Chai, Smoothies, Seasonal Specials, and Milkshakes + kids menu

Food: Pastries/Muffins

Extras: Get special offers and a birthday treat with their loyalty program

📍 25 Market St SW, Concord, NC 28025
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Half Coffee. Half Cats. One Amazing Experience!

Location: Downtown Concord

The Coffee Scoop: 12 adoptable cats roam the CAT LOUNGE – and they are ready to meet you

Drinks: Coffee, wine, and craft beer

Food: Various Food Trucks on-site on Saturdays

  • Indoor/outdoor seating

📍 8635 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027
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1920’s themed Coffee and Ice Cream Shop.

Location: Next to Concord Mills Mall

The Coffee Scoop: Partners with award-winning Lexington Coffee out of Virginia because they work with sustainable, fair-trade farms that are committed to quality

Drinks: Coffee, Espresso, Tea + Beer, Wine and Spirits coming soon

Food: Loads of sweet treats including ice cream, brownies, and cookies

Must Try: Affogato – a shot of hot espresso over ice cream

📍 8 Union St S, Concord, NC 28025
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A coffee shop that has a “regulars’“ menu because customers are more than just a number, they are our community. Making “grabbing coffee” social again.

Location: Downtown Concord

The Coffee Scoop: Source local products to make your experience unique and authentic.

Drinks: Drip Coffee, Cold Brew, Latte, Mocha, Macchiato, Americano, Cappuccino, Cortado, Espresso, Matcha, Chai Tea, Kombucha on Tap, Tea, Wine and Beer + kids menu

Food: Selections from local suppliers – Wander & Whisk Bakery | Veni Vidi Vici Cafe | Crust Punk Bagels | Chef Todd Villani

  • Indoor/outdoor seating
  • Pet friendly indoor ordering with pet seating outdoors

Extras: Hosts live music events and story times

📍 165 Brumley Ave NE, Concord, NC 28025
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Location: Espresso bar within Nothing New. With over 5000 sqft, this location is a strong contender for the largest third wave shop in NC.

The Coffee Scoop: Founders and best friends at 18 years old opened Provided as a mobile coffee cart.

Extras: You can have Provided all to yourself by booking your next event with them! With seating for over 65+, their space is perfect for both small and larger parties.

📍 1592 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28025
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Family-owned coffee roasting company in new location with a relaxing atmosphere.

Location: Right off I-85 between Concord and Kannapolis

The Coffee Scoop: Formerly located out of their flagship Groundwork Common location on Church Street, they moved to their new location in July 2023

Food: Rotating seasonal breakfast and lunch menus with indoor and outdoor seating

  • Dog-friendly patio

📍 5501 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC 28027
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A good cup of coffee requires just the right mixture of water and coffee beans to get the best taste.

Location: On the end of the Amoco gas station

The Coffee Scoop: The fastest- and largest-growing local coffee shop and the only one with an International location in Da Nang, Vietnam. The founder’s international background brings a unique aspect to the space from their menu options all the way down to the store designs.

Drinks: Classic Coffee, Latte, Frappe, Classic Cappuccino, Espresso, Specialty Latte, Refreshers, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Smoothie

Food: Pastries, bagels, breakfast croissant sandwiches

Signature Drink: Paradise Iced Latte – Lavender and Brown Sugar with Ube cold foam


📍 217 S Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081
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A fully stocked new and used bookstore serving delicious beverages and loads of events. Rack up your book trade credits by bringing in your finished books.

Location: This cozy coffee shop/bookstore is in a converted NC millhouse and just celebrated their 6th anniversary. 

The Coffee Scoop: A few of their signature creations include The Bookend, Cheerwine Frost, and Turtle Java Chip and they even have a drive thru!

Drinks: Coffee, smoothies, and teas

Events: Trivia nights, Author Meet and Greets, Halloween and Scooby Doo Pajama Parties! {see more}

📍 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083
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Local coffee house serving amazing hot and cold coffee dreams!

The Coffee Scoop: Born and raised in the heart of coffee-crazy Seattle, they know a thing or two about a good cup of java. The French Express (of course) is a local favorite.

Drinks: They specialize in espresso, cold brew, and frozen with unlimited flavor combinations to meet seasonal cravings. Also available are iced tea refreshers.

Food: Pastries including muffins, and scones, bear claws and cookies, as well as specialty items like cranstachio granola bars, pumpkin scones or pumpkin muffins from a local baker, Sugar Lane Sweets.

Kid-friendliness: They have a huge chalkboard for the kids to draw.

📍 6001 Gateway Center Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081
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A charming café known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious coffee.

The Coffee Scoop: Enjoy your coffee inside or on the patio, for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Drinks: Coffee and espressos, a wide selection of flavored Lattes, Frappes, Smoothies and Teas, as well as lot and lots of wine!

Food: Regulars rave about their food including Breakfast, Sammies, Small Bites, Flatbreads and Sweet Treats

Local Art: They are big supporters of local artists, with rotating pieces for sale all over their walls. Surround yourself with beauty or take a piece home with you!

Gather: Great place for parties and celebrations. They also offer catering.

📍 139 West Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081
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🏆 Voted Best Coffee in Cabarrus County 2023 🏆

Proudly Patriot and Veteran owned, they combine their love of coffee, country with a goal of giving back to the local community, Veterans and First Responders.

The Coffee Scoop: The first coffee roastery in Kannapolis. Toward the back of the coffee shop is a “patch wall” for military and first responders to showcase their own stories by donating their service patch.

Menu: Their “I don’t know what to order menu” gives great suggestions of flavored coffee drinks. They also have a long list of syrup flavors so you can create the perfect cup of coffee.

Drinks: Regulars rave about the baristas here who fix the perfect cup of your favorite drink and their locally roasted products can also be purchased online.

Community: Guest can Pay It Forward; pay for a coffee and make a Veteran or First Responder’s Day! They also founded WAR Warriors Always Rise, a nonprofit giving back to Veterans and First Responders.

📍 611 Jackson Park Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083
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A family owned, Christian-based coffee house. Through each cup, they hope to spread God’s message and love in the community.

The Coffee Scoop: This is the second location after opening their flagship store in China Grove.

Drinks: Hot and Cold Brewed Coffees, Cappacino, Lattes, Iced Blends, Chai Teas, Specialty Frozen Drinks, and even “Bottomless Coffee”

Photo Opp: Their angel wings mural is a perfect spot to snap a selfie

Food: Pastries, Brownies, Cookies and more are BOGO after 5pm

Merch: Lots of faith-based merchandise for sale onsite.

📍 804 N Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081
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Hidden cafe and coffee shop with great service and a full bakery.

Location: Adorable store in a former mill house in Kannapolis.

The Coffee Scoop: The owner left working for the transit system in NYC, moved to NC, and created this cafe out of their passion for caffeine. Be it Beans or Leaves.

Drinks: So many kinds of “cawfee”. Crimson Eye (coffee with a shot of espresso), Café au Lait, Café Mocha and more

Events: Pop up markets

Food: Their mouth watering social media videos creating their cakes, pastries, and desserts will have you jumping in the car and heading to their front door!

📍 459 N Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083

This place is so much more than just coffee! So many ways to pair your coffee with yummy treats and even pancakes on Saturdays. They also boast a stage for entertainment!

The Coffee Scoop: They offer an assortment of coffee-related drinks, as well as gelato (italian ice cream) and muffins and pastries.

Drinks: Americano coffee, Lattes, Mochas, Cappucinos, Chai Team and even Lotus Energy Drinks

Events: Singer/songwriter and open mic nights are a great way to spend an evening.

Must Try: Pair your coffee with their fresh banana nut bread or apple turnovers or other specialty treats.


📍 4350 Main St, Harrisburg, NC 28075
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Serving Harrisburg and the surrounding communities since 2004…this is where community happens. They believe coffee is the start of conversation and conversation results in community.

The Coffee Scoop: Their “Drip” food truck is a Full Service Coffee and Breakfast bar for Large events and  includes House Roast Drip Coffee and delicious made to order Breakfast Sandwiches as well as muffins and assorted pastries.

Drinks: Drip and Iced Coffees, Espressos, Smoothies and Ice Chillers, Frappes and Blended Drinks, and Teas

Food: Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, Breakfast Skillets, Muffins, Pastries, and Oatmeal

Merch: Love their coffee and travel mugs, hats and more so you can always promote this shop!

Must Try: They post their coffee flavors that are available each day of the week on social media, along with signature house blends that are available daily.

📍 5040 NC-49, Harrisburg, NC 28075
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This local, family-owned bakery make severything from scratch and in small batches to ensure freshness and authenticity.

Drinks: Their Sunflour House Blend is an exclusive, specially selected mix of beans sourced from farms in Central and South America, created by Charlotte specialty roaster, Pure Intentions Coffee. Their Sunflour Espresso and Cold Brew coffees are also exclusive blends, each created as a perfect complement to our pastries or as a treat by themselves. You will also find a large assortment of teas from their partner, Rishi Tea.

Food: Their delicious from scratch baked goods are now available to order online, and they deliver nationwide so you can send some CabCo love to family and friends.

History: Sunflour has been serving Charlotte from our original location in Elizabeth since 2009, in Dilworth since 2016, and in Harrisburg and Ballantyne since 2017.

Mount Pleasant

📍 1462 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124
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European-Style Café in downtown Mt. Pleasant, NC. Serving craft coffee, beer, wine, brunch, pastries & more!

The Coffee Scoop: Located in the heart of downtown, there is no better place to sit back and watch the world go by with a great beverage, whether inside their eclectic store or on their beautiful patio.

Drinks: Drip Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Americano, Chai Tea, and Cold Brew too! They also have lots of non-coffee drinks and a full wine and beer menu.

Food: They serve breakfast from open until supplies last featuring breakfast sandwiches served on signature cheddar biscuits with house made chipotle aioli. They also have pastries and bagels as well as a full menu throughout the day.

Feature Story: We featured them in Feb 2023:  This European-Style Café Has Locals Cozying Up Inside and Out!

📍 State Hwy 49 and N Main Street intersection, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124
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Mobile Caffeine Shop serving your daily doses of mood booster.

The Coffee Scoop: Owners revamped a little 60s camper to be their mobile shop.

Drinks: Coffee, Lotus Drinks

How To Order:  Drive through style ordering and pickup.  Pull your car up to the window by entering at the top entrance of Main Street. For safety concerns, walk-up orders are not permitted at this location.

Follow for More: This mobile shop is on the go! Be sure to follow them on their social channels to see where they are popping up next.