Millions of Americans start their day with a piping hot cup of coffee—and who can blame them? Coffee has been a staple for centuries, and while new and trendy coffee drinks come and go, the basic cup of coffee has transcended generations to create a coffee-fueled nation.


Locating a proper coffee shop while traveling is a top priority. If traveling to a mountain destination has you worried about a java draught, rest assured that Telluride offers plenty of great spots to help you get your daily caffeine fix!


Whether you prefer to grab your coffee at a great local cafe, or you are a devout Starbucks follower, check out these top coffee shops in Telluride!



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The Coffee Cowboy


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131 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 708-0294

Hours: Seasonal


Another downtown Telluride gem, The Coffee Cowboy is the perfect spot for coffee on the go. This stand-alone shop housed in a vintage-y trailer offers an impressive array of craft coffee drinks and fast, friendly service. Favorites include the house organic coffee, the cinnabliss latte, the Annie Oakley and the Butch Cassidy. Coffee Cowboy also offers decadent chocolate drinks and frozen coffee drinks for every season. (Pro tip: You can also find quick and delicious smoothies here!) 

The Butcher & Baker Cafe


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201 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2899

Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday


Locally owned and operated, The Butcher & Baker Cafe is a charming spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee. More than just a coffee shop, the cafe features a variety of breakfast and lunch items available for dine-in or take-out. The coffee menu features a variety of craft brews and specialty beverages, in addition to simple drip-coffee blends. The Butcher & Baker Cafe is the ideal location for a decadent cup of java and an equally decadent breakfast. If you’re looking for a non-coffee drink, this is the spot for you hot or iced chai latte too.


High Alpine Coffee


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224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4504

Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily


Located inside the Between the Covers Bookstore, High Alpine Coffee combines two beloved favorites—coffee and books! The shop exclusively serves Lone Cone Coffee, which is locally sourced from Montrose, Colorado. Beverage options include classic drip coffee, nitro powered cold brew, iced coffee, and a myriad of fun, flavored creations. High Alpine also serves hot and iced tea drinks, hot chocolate, Italian soda, and more, in addition to a scrumptious selection of baked goods. And, while you can certainly grab a coffee to-go, visitors are encouraged to stay a while and cozy up with their favorite book. Grab a seat at a cozy table or on the leather couch nestled amongst book stacks. 


The Phoenix Bean


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221 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4351

Hours: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily


In association with the acclaimed New Sheridan Chophouse, this spacious coffee shop offers all of the staples from medium and dark roast drip coffees to cold brew and hot or iced lattes. This is a great stop for a casual breakfast or lunch as well. Music lovers will enjoy the ambiance as there is always something fun piping through the speakers whether it’s the best of the 80s/90s or alternative rock. The Phoenix Bean is located in a restored historic building. Once upon a time this location housed the Phoenix Market which provided meat, fish, vegetables and other necessities to the early miners and residents of Telluride. You can even enjoy your coffee alfresco out on the patio hidden at the back of the shop when the weather allows! 


Telluride Coffee Co.


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565 Mountain Village Blvd #103, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 369-4400

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily


Located in the heart of Mountain Village, Telluride Coffee Co. is a town staple for visitors and locals alike. This no-frills coffee shop is ideal for a cup of joe to-go or for grabbing a snack to fuel a busy day on the mountain. The coffee selection doesn’t disappoint, with a variety of house brews and specialty concoctions for every taste. Give this coffee stop a try during your mountain adventures!



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568 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 369-0880

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Daily


Starbucks fans, rejoice! Your favorite known coffee brand is available in Telluride. Indulge in all of your favorite classic and seasonal Starbucks drinks at the Mountain Village location.


Looking for more Telluride recommendations? Check out our official Telluride blog for more information on mountain restaurants, entertainment, events, and more!