Just a few years ago, coffee-lovers in Idaho Falls had few options when it came to ordering their favorite espresso drinks. In less than a decade, however, the coffee scene in town has really taken off, and there are several places that serve gourmet coffee. Whether you are craving a full-service, sit-down coffeehouse or a drive-thru coffee hut, Idaho Falls is bound to have exactly what you are looking for.
Villa Coffeehouse offers a relaxing and traditional café atmosphere, complete with bar seating, delicious lunch menus, and a private meeting room available for parties or work luncheons. (344 Park Avenue, 524-8882)
Dancing Dogs Coffeehouse and Roasting Co., north of town on Hitt Road, combines creatively-named gourmet drinks with art displays and is a great place to have a get-together with friends or a school study-group. (7725 N 25th East, 542-0413)
Bella Vita Coffeehouse, a newly-opened café in the Snake River Landing, has classic drinks, delicious goodies, and a quiet and cozy feel. (901 Pier View Drive, Suite 103; 656-7070)
Starbucks, nationally popular, is right off I-15 between West Broadway and Wal-Mart. This location is small in size but this doesn’t stop the baristas from enthusiastically serving up the beloved espresso drinks for which the chain is famous. This Starbucks also has a drive-thru for those mornings on the go. (157 Houston Circle, 522-1974)
Drive-thrus (there are several in Idaho Falls, but here is a selection:)
Java Espress has three locations in Idaho Falls: Teton Village across from the Grand Teton Mall, East 17th St/ Holmes Ave across from Walgreens, and 1250 West Broadway on the east side of I-15. All offer the same menu, complete with daily specials, exhaustive syrup options, and signature creations.
Koka Moka Espresso is a great place to stop on your way out of town as you head toward Jackson. (745 E Anderson)
Morning Grind, serves up environmentally-conscious blends in a central location. (1520 E 17th St.)
What could be better than sipping on a cappuccino while enjoying the next chapter in your favorite novel? These cafés allow you to feed your soul and mind at the same time. Another plus: these coffeeshops are open later in the evening (10 pm on weeknights at Barnes & Noble, 11 pm at the Hardback); great for night-owls or students finishing last-minute assignments.
Barnes & Noble Café, (Grand Teton Mall location, 2300 E 17th St, 552-1452)
Hardback Café at Hastings (999 E 17th St, 523-2925) This location also has a drive-thru service.
Idaho Falls coffee-drinkers are indeed lucky to have so many choices. So, whether you want to sip a latte slowly while reading the Post Register, or gulp down an espresso on the way to work, Idaho Falls is bound to have a solution for your exact coffee needs.