Coffee makes the world go round. In terms of food and drink, there isn't very many things that motivate people more quite like a cup of coffee. This caffeinated drink brings people to coffee shops everyday looking to get their fix. There is so many different styles of coffee with black, iced, latte, espresso and more. If you are looking for a good cup of joe in our Curious Communities, we have several spots for you to try. Not matter what style you're looking for, we got it.

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Coffee Emporium

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  • 925 E. 2nd Avenue, Coralville
  • Gets their beans from Capanna Coffee Roasters in North Liberty
  • Most popular coffee drink - Americano
  • Full breakfast and lunch menu along with baked goods
  • Open 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday - Friday

Daydrink Coffee


  • 125 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City on the Ped Mall
  • Utilizes glass jars and flasks only for their coffee. Keep and reuse yours
  • Batch brew coffee is rotated daily
  • Offers bagels and sourdough bread
  • Open 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday - Sunday, and closed Mondays

Dunn Brothers Coffee

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  • 3284 Crosspark Road Ste. A, Coralville
  • Imports beans from Indonesia, East Africa, along with South and Central America
  • Most popular coffee drink - Vanilla Iced Nirvana
  • Full breakfast and lunch menu
  • Open 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday - Saturday and 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays

Java House Coffee Roasters

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  • Original location: 211 E. Washington Street, Iowa City. Four other location in Iowa City and one in North Liberty
  • Roasts their own coffee in North Liberty
  • Most popular coffee drinks - caramel cream latte or oats and honey latte
  • Offers bags and whole bean Java House branded coffee
  • Hours vary depending on location. 

Mammitas Coffee & Latin Cafe


  • 224 S. Linn Street, Iowa City
  • Brews Guatemala Antigua for dark roast, Organic Rainforest for light roast, and Lambada for expressos
  • Most popular drink - Horchata Latte
  • Full latin inspired hot food menu and pastries 
  • Open 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday, and closed Sunday

Sidekick Coffee & Books

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  • 1310 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City
  • Coffee bar brews artisanal Intelligentsia Coffee from Chicago, Illinois
  • Whole bean coffee available for purchase
  • Most popular drink - Winnie the Pooh Latte
  • Offers bakery items, ice cream, and smoothies
  • Open daily 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Tru Coffee

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  • 287 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
  • Coffee bar brews Cat & Cloud Coffee from Santa Cruz, California
  • Whole bean coffee available to take home
  • Offers tea, smoothies, pastries, and hot wraps
  • Open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Friday and 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturdays