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The 20 Hottest Coffee Shops Across the US Right Now

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Welcome to back to Eater's Coffee Heatmap, a guide to the hot new coffee bars of the moment across America. Rather than feature the perennial favorites, this guide focuses on places that have opened or been significantly updated over the past year.

It's been just over a year since the last coffee heatmap, and this year has been one of tremendous expansion by some big name roasters. The Portland-based Stumptown made two huge highly anticipated moves into both the New York City and Los Angeles markets, while Chicago's Intelligentsia had a big year in its hometown at the same time as it invaded New York City for the first time. Boxcar Coffee expanded from Boulder to Denver with not one but two buzzy outposts, while Atlanta's beloved Octane Coffee also opened two locations in Birmingham, Alabama. Chicago also welcomed another location of Philadelphia's La Colombe.

It wasn't just cities being taken over by giants of the coffee world, though: independent shops opened as well. San Francisco saw the opening of a collaboration between coffee expert Andrew Barnett and restaurateur Anthony Myint (Linea Caffe) as well as an airy newcomer from United States Barista Championship competitor Kevin "Tex" Bohlin (Saint Frank). Raleigh restaurateur Ashley Christensen opened up her first coffee bar offering an insanely comprehensive menu (Joule Coffee), and restaurateur Brooke Humphries is behind one of the hippest coffee bars in Dallas (Mudsmith).

This list had to end somewhere — no city got more than two entrants — which means Eataly in Chicago, Menotti's in Los Angeles, Tierra Mia in San Francisco, and several other well-loved coffee bars are not to be found. But never fear: just nominate them in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Boxcar Coffee

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3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO
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2. Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

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508 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX
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3. Go Get Em Tiger

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230 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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4. Either/Or

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8235 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-3474
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5. Intelligentsia Coffee: Chicago

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1233 N Wells St
Chicago, IL
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6. Intelligentsia Coffee: NYC

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180 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-3888
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7. Joule Coffee

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223 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 424-7422
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8. La Colombe Torrefaction

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1552 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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9. Linea Caffe

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3417 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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10. Mercantile

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5407 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005
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11. Mudsmith

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2114 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9535
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12. Octane Coffee

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2821 Central Ave
Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 969-1177
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13. ReAnimator Coffee

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1523 Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 425-5805
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14. Saint Frank

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2340 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-1619
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15. Sambalatte Torrefazione

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6595 S Jones Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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16. Slate Coffee Bar

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17. Spyhouse Coffee

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945 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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18. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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806 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 337-0936
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19. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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30 W 8th St.
New York, NY 10011
(347) 414-7802
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20. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
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1. Boxcar Coffee

3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO
[Photo: Adam Larkey/Eater Denver]
3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO

2. Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

508 Austin Ave., Waco, TX
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508 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX

3. Go Get Em Tiger

230 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
[Photo: Elizabeth Daniels/Eater LA]
230 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. Either/Or

8235 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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8235 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

5. Intelligentsia Coffee: Chicago

1233 N Wells St, Chicago, IL
[Photo: Mark Much/Eater Chicago]
1233 N Wells St
Chicago, IL

6. Intelligentsia Coffee: NYC

180 10th Ave., New York, NY 10011
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180 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

7. Joule Coffee

223 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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223 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601

8. La Colombe Torrefaction

1552 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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1552 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Linea Caffe

3417 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
[Photo: Rose Garrett/Eater SF]
3417 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Mercantile

5407 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
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5407 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005

11. Mudsmith

2114 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Four Barrel Coffee[Photo]
2114 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

12. Octane Coffee

2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
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2821 Central Ave
Homewood, AL 35209

13. ReAnimator Coffee

1523 Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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1523 Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

14. Saint Frank

2340 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
[Photo: Patricia Chang/Eater SF]
2340 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

15. Sambalatte Torrefazione

6595 S Jones Blvd Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89118
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6595 S Jones Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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16. Slate Coffee Bar

Seattle, WA 98107
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17. Spyhouse Coffee

945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
[Photo: Katie Cannon/Eater MPLS]
945 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

18. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

806 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
[Photo: Elizabeth Daniels/Eater LA]
806 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

19. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

30 W 8th St., New York, NY 10011
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30 W 8th St.
New York, NY 10011

20. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

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