We take our coffee very seriously here in the Glass City and invite you to explore our delightful selection of locally owned coffee shops.
A classic cappuccino. A cold nitro. A soothing latte. Whatever choice of liquid energy you prefer, you’ll be savoring every last drop at these local coffee shops!
Black Kite Coffee
Located in the historic Old West End, Black Kite Coffee brings a hip, bohemian vibe to Toledo’s coffee scene. Independent and locally owned, they specialize in delicious coffees, teas and savory pies, not to mention their completely made from scratch menu of tasty breakfast, brunch items and locally baked goodies. The rotating menu always includes a vegan option or two. Check out this cozy, comfy, neighborhood coffee shop the next time you visit Toledo.
Pro Tip: For breakfast, you can’t miss with their classic Bagel Bomb bursting with a cream cheese base with roasted red pepper and scallions or the Breakfast Roll, filled with scrambled eggs, cream cheese, and sausage.
Brew Coffee Bar
This locally owned and operated specialty coffee shop near the University of Toledo serves up high quality and ethically sourced coffee from Zingerman’s Coffee out of Ann Arbor. Zingerman’s is known for roasting small batches of coffee beans often and cups them continually to ensure the best flavor possible. For tea lovers, choose from an extensive hot and iced tea selection from Rishi. With a relaxed atmosphere and central location, BREW is the perfect place for a work break, business meeting or after dinner coffee and dessert.
Pro Tip: Hook up to FREE WIFI and sample local, made-from-scratch pastries and desserts from Bagel Box Toledo , 7 Little Cupcakes, Vegan Taste, and So Sweet Lebanese & French Pastries along with food items from Tiger Bakery, Latin Cravings Factory and Sarnies.
The Flying Joe
As pilots in the United States Air Force, the founders of The Flying Joe want to evoke the level of service found during the romantic era of aviation, when the customer service was second-to-none and the skill-level was focused and cutting-edge. They work hard to craft the area’s best coffee, and continue to search for the greatest cup on Earth offering specialty coffees, loose leaf organic teas, brunch food and cocktails with scratch baked goods!
Pro Tip: The Flying Joe just transformed their Perrysburg location into a dreamy art deco airport vibe. Plus, they also opened a new location downtown!
Georgette's Grounds & Gifts
Set in historic Uptown Maumee, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts offers fair-trade, fresh and unique coffees in a warm and welcoming setting. Choose from a large assortment of traditional, exotic blends along with seasonal flavors all with a greater purpose. Your patronage helps contribute to the livelihood of people with developmental disabilities and supports farmers and artisans. That’s a lot in one cup of coffee!
Pro Tip: In addition to fresh coffee, enjoy breakfast or lunch made with only the freshest ingredients, then stop by the gift shop and stock up on a few bags of fair trade, local coffee or build a gift basket for that someone special.
Grindhrs Coffee & Community
Downtown Toledo is brewing up delicious coffees in an LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere. Featuring an inclusive environment with a modern-chic ambience, Grindhrs proudly uses Uncommon Coffee Roasters, a small batch specialty coffee roaster from Saugatuck, Michigan known for sourcing “green” coffee and their diverse partnerships. Enjoy this fun and inviting coffee house that provides entertainment, hospitality and coffee in a safe space for the LGBTQ community and allies.
Pro Tip: Surprise! Grindhrs offers chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream. Enjoy it by the scoop or in a cold brew float. For a unique treat, order the affogato, an Italian coffee-based dessert featuring a scoop of vanilla ice cream drowned in a shot of hot espresso.
Levi & Lilacs Coffee Pub
Levi & Lilac's Coffee Pub is a gathering place and work space serving authentic Irish coffee. They are located in the oldest business building in the county. They proudly brew Iron Bean Coffee, a local roaster, for all of their drip, espresso, and lattes. They bake many of their pastries in house and visitors can enjoy a pub feel while sitting indoors and a sunny patio awaits those who want to sit outside.
Pro Tip: Hang around till later when the Whiskey Room opens! The Whiskey Room is a relaxing space specializing in an ever growing whiskey list and handcrafted cocktails. They have the best burgers around and live music most evenings.
Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters
What began in 2010 as a family of home roasters with a passion for coffee, Maddie & Bella has grown to two locations; their first shop in Perrysburg, and the second location in the trendy St. Clair Village in downtown Toledo’s Warehouse District. Today at Maddie & Bella, you can taste-test drip brew versus manual brew and decide for yourself which method tickles your fancy. Join them for lunch, browse the coffee selection and above all else, happy brewing!
Pro Tip: In the mood for something new? Order originals like the cappuccino with cereal milk, or wake up your taste buds with the mocha blended with ancho chili pepper.
The Onyx Café
As downtown’s newest coffee house, The Onyx Café prides itself on providing organic, fair trade coffee and tea and works with local suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings. In addition to the variety of hot and iced drinks, savory and sweet food options are available. Stop in for your morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack!
Pro Tip: The Onyx Café is located in the historic Oliver House and has its own entrance on the Ottawa Street side of the building with plenty of free parking available.
Plate One & Plate 21
Plate 21 is a coffee shop in South Toledo's Beverly neighborhood. It has a roaster partnership with Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids. Plate One is it's sister location downtown Toledo and they both offer specialty coffees, espresso, organic whole leaf teas, matcha, 100% fruit smoothies and healthy breakfast and lunch food.
Pro Tip: The gourmet grilled cheese is a must try for lunch, along with their very popular array of Matcha drinks.
Serving coffee in Toledo since 2017, SIP uses a variety of roasters including Toledo’s own Flying Rhino Coffee. From lattes and espressos to cold brews, you are sure to find your perfect blend. Choose from a delicious selection of breakfast or lunch items including bagels, sandwiches and Sip sweets. For tea lovers, SIP uses only Harney & Sons and Art of Tea brands.
Pro Tip: SIP is an environmentally conscious coffee shop, and is proud to reuse and recycle. Check out SIP’s new metal straws, reusable cups, and Sippy lids.
WRAP UP: Whether you’re craving the undeniable scent of fresh-roasted coffee beans, a warm, cozy retreat, or tasty treats fresh from the oven, Toledo’s vast selection of locally-owned coffee houses will keep you coming back for more.