Truckee's Best Coffee Shops

Coffeebar Truckee

If there’s one thing that we in Truckee have in common, it’s a love for warm beverages on a snowy morning. Luckily, Truckee is home to more than a few great coffee spots. Inviting you to cuddle up with a fresh cup of joe, these local coffee shops will keep you warm all winter long.



10120 Jibboom St Suite #101, Truckee, CA

Coffeebar was inspired by the cafes that line the streets of Italy. They strive to provide the highest quality coffee and food in a sit-down-and-take-it-easy café environment. The Downtown Truckee location has a beautiful patio and a massive inside where guests can sit and chat or get online. As their name implies, coffee is at the forefront of their beverage menu but they have a creative tea menu that keeps us coming back. A favorite option is the coconut chai latte, but their lavender latte is very popular. They make all of their treats and food in house, so make sure to treat yourself to a pumpkin donut or a sausage burrito with your morning drink. They have two locations in Truckee and one at Squaw Valley.


Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

10009 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161

Dark Horse’s motto is “relax, it’s just coffee” but their coffee is anything but average. They serve up their roasted coffee beans in a cozy, little spot by the Truckee River. Walking inside is like walking into your artsy friend’s office. Dark wood and stone walls are accented by shelves of books, comfy couches, and humorous trinkets. Their pour-overs and drip coffees are something to jump out of your warm bed in the morning for. They pack surprising flavor and creaminess to your morning routine.

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Wild Cherries Coffee House

11429 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA

Wild Cherries is the epitome of convenient, quick, quality breakfast. They serve a full menu of customizable options like bagel sandwiches and salads as well as yummy bakery options. Their large dining room is a good place to sit and chat about your day’s adventures and their patio is an awesome place to bring your furry friend. Their coffee is locally roasted and uses grade 1 Arabica Beans. We love grabbing a large cup of their espresso blend, which is sweet and packs a powerful punch. They are located at  and their website is


Zuri Coffee Co

11357 Donner Pass Rd Ste G, Truckee, CA

Zuri is the newest addition to Truckee coffee. They serve breakfast, lunch, and, of course, coffee in a chic atmosphere. A recent review left on their Facebook states, “My family was visiting from Barcelona, Spain and after trying coffees all over the country on a road trip they said Zuri Coffee Co has the best coffee their have tried in the States!!! The food is so delicious, the chocolate croissants made with real Swiss chocolate…” They are located at 1357 Donner Pass Road Suite G (in the same parking lot at New Moon).

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Tuff Beanz

10015 Palisades Dr # A3, Truckee, CA

Along with their coffee and food options, their menu features one special thing: “a hard time” (which comes free of charge). Tuff Beanz is an easy place to run in and grab a cup. The café has great seating to relax with a book and the owners keep a stack of dog treats on the counter.  Their coffee beans are all certified organic, fair trade, and shade grown (which eases the environmental stress of producing coffee). They serve up a mean dark chocolate mocha that we love and their hearty breakfast bagels make it a great stop on the way up the ski hill.