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Coffee Spots on Cape Cod and the Islands

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket are home to a wonderful array of coffee shops ranging from comfy and cozy to funky and eclectic. Whether you are looking for a spot to grab a cup of iced joe on your way to the beach, meeting friends to chat and sip coffee, or seeking a quiet spot to read a book while sipping a cup of your favorite flavored java, you are bound to find the ideal place on the Cape and Islands.

The Chatham Coffee Company features locally roasted coffees, plenty of comfortable seating, free WiFi, their famous cupcake bar, and open mic nights on Sunday afternoons. If you are looking for a real coffee house experience, the Chatham Coffee Company may have just what you are looking for.

Daily Brew in Cataumet provides a comfortable, homey atmosphere while you are sipping your coffee. With a variety of seating options, which include high top tables overlooking the front lawn, a seat in the loft upstairs, or out back on the deck, there is not a bad seat in the house. So plan to relax and hang out for a while sipping and eating at Daily Brew.

Hot Chocolate Sparrow is one of the most popular spots in Orleans. Known for their delicious espresso, ”the Sparrow” is where you can grab a quick cup of coffee or linger while sipping and working on your laptop. Great coffee, great atmosphere, and great aromas, including their amazing home-made chocolates in every shape and flavor!

On the Vineyard? Edgartown’s Espresso Love is the place for early morning or late night coffee. Located just off Main Street and offering free WiFi, there are indoor and outdoor seating areas providing plenty of space to read your paper, chat with friends, or work on your laptop. With a wide variety of drinks (including beer and wine) and food to choose from, you may find yourself coming in for a quick breakfast and coffee and end up staying for lunch or even dinner.

Looking for coffee nirvana? Head to Nirvana Coffee Company in Barnstable. There you will find a full gourmet coffee bar, delicious food, and some very comfortable chairs and couches for relaxing. In the winter, enjoy your coffee in front of the roaring fire. You will come for one cup of coffee, but most likely will stay for two.

The Wired Puppy in Provincetown was recently named 'Best Coffee Shop' winner by Cape Cod Life Magazine's Best of Cape Cod & the Islands. In addition to their delicious coffee drinks, the café is conducive to setting up your laptop and getting to work or surfing the internet. The bright, cheery atmosphere and tasty coffee is bound to bring a smile to your face.

Here's a new one in 2015 - Welcome to Brewster, The Snowy Owl. Coffee is their passion, and this is apparenet as soon as you walk in. The aroma, the atmosphere and the smiling baristas will awaken you before you even take a sip of the excellent (fancy) coffee. There's a comfortable, relaxed sitting area. Pastries, teas, freshed squeezed juices, homemade soups also available. Herbalist is still on site with products in the back.

The Downyflake on Nantucket is reminiscent of a coffee shop from days passed. No internet, no espresso, just good, strong coffee that is meant to have a doughnut dunked into it. The Downyflake has been supplying coffee and their home-made doughnuts to locals and visitors for over 60 years. Fast service, good food, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Open April through February.

Where is your favorite place for coffee on Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard? Tweet us your opinion @weneedavacation #bestCapecoffee.

This is just a sampling of coffee shops in the area. For a complete listing of spots to grab a cup of coffee, go to: Cape Cod and Islands Coffee Shops

About Becky Fischer

About Becky Fischer: I have worked for since 2003. Currently serving as Marketing Manager, my position entails collaborating on all print and social media marketing efforts as well as the company's valuable relationship with 17 local Chambers of Commerce. In addition, I provide photography, video, and consultation services to vacation rental homeowners, and have photographed over 300 homes on the Cape and Islands. My husband and three children moved to Brewster in 2006. I grew up outside of Boston, spent summer vacations on Nantucket, and was married in Orleans. My favorite activities on the Cape are walking on the CCRT, deep breaths at the beach, and working with my community to support the schools and local events.