At joe coffee, they take an artisanal approach to coffee, with the story behind the cup as much a focal point as the drink inside. There’s a growing awareness of how origins, farming, methods, and processing affect the flavor of coffee, and they’re on board with this “third wave” of coffee production and consumption. Quality transparency and maintaining human relationships throughout the entire supply chain are key to creating the perfect cup of joe you’ll drink here.
Provincetown’s iconic joe coffee establishment is owned by three friends—Mark Shaw, Peter McBrien, and Glenn Siegmund—known collectively as MPG, both for their initials and for the excellent mileage you’ll get from their caffeinated drinks. They employ only baristas with top-notch skills and expertise who love to share their coffee knowledge with joe coffee’s customers, telling you the multi-layered stories behind the coffee beans. They think it all works together for a better cup of coffee.
361 Coffee & Espresso Bar
Opened in the summer of 2019, 361 Coffee & Espresso Bar has an excellent location right at the corner of the Johnson Street parking lot. The ambiance is lovely though somewhat impractical. There are easy chairs around large round tables designed to foster conversation. Free wifi, hot and iced coffee drinks, some pastries. Owned by Richard Collins and Steven Benjamin. Open year-round.
The Blue Monkey
The Blue Monkey offers handmade European pastries and all the coffees you’d expect from a European couple, Jurgen Zimmermann and Jorge Rodriguez. “Kaffee und Kuchen” is the German version of High Tea. Meet your friends, hang out, and enjoy delicious European cakes, torten and patisseries. (They also continue to offer the gelato selection introduced by The Purple Feather.)
The Captain’s Daughters
The Captain’s Daughters are purveyors of fine teas, custom-blended with the highest quality ingredients that are sourced in small quantities from the finest farms and tea estates in the world. Making tea takes time. It is a ritual that embodies self-care. Tea offers healing from the inside out and the chance to slow down for a few moments, relishing in the peace of mind that comes with being fully present.
The Captain’s Daughters have partnered with Respoke, which sells its own special blend, Earl Grey Lavender and Rose.
The Coffee Pot
The Coffee Pot has been serving freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and home-baked pastries for over 24 years in the same location, right on Lopes Square in the center of Provincetown. Locals and visitors alike have made The Coffee Pot their favorite destination for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. From the first moment you enter the shop, the wonderful aromas of freshly baked goodies tantalize your senses and the staff’s warm friendly greeting welcomes you.
The Coffee Pot opens early, 5:00am, offering java delights with nine different muffin flavors, including blueberry, corn, and bran, as well as pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Take your order to go or enjoy the generous seating inside or at outside tables under the awning and watch the sights and sounds of Provincetown.
Far Land Provisions
Far Land was established by Tom Boland and Jim Farley (see the name, now?) as the modern equivalent of the rustic corner store: a place to get food and other “provisions,” to see neighbors, meet up with friends, hang out for a while, and that’s exactly the atmosphere they’ve created. It’s just coffee from urns, but all the baked goods are done on the premises and they’re fantastic. In the summertime, Far Land has a presence at Herring Cove and there’s music on Sunday and Wednesday nights.
It’s the smell that you first notice when turning down the alleyway to the Kohi Coffee Company at 199 Commercial Street, a rich aroma that’s completely irresistible. Now about to enter its sixth year, Kohi is open year-round and offers Provincetown the best in organic-certified coffee that’s carefully and lovingly prepared by owners Ryan Campbell and James DeRosier and their staff. The name is the Japanese word for coffee (Japanese culture shares Kohi’s owners’ attention to detail and scientific approach to coffee preparation), while the ram’s-head logo hearkens back to the legend of the discovery of coffee by Ethiopian goat-herders, who saw their goats energized after eating the berries. Summers, Kohi features a very popular cold-brew coffee on tap; but the real joy is in watching individual cups being brewed in front of you, a focused process ensuring absolute freshness.
They don’t have flavors: “People are used to having coffee that’s bitter, so they put stuff in, including sweeteners. A good coffee doesn’t need it.”
Every cup is an education—who knew, for example, that dark roast actually has less caffeine than lighter ones? “The darker you roast something, the more it will just taste like, well, roast, which isn’t good,” says Nico Chapin, coffee program director. “Good coffee has a distinct taste from the place it’s from; when you drink a cup of coffee from Ethiopia, you can taste that it’s from Ethiopia.” There doesn’t seem to be a question about coffee that they cannot answer. Ryan and James ask your tastes and create the perfect cup every time, explaining why you’ll like it—and making absolutely sure that you do.
Mama Matcha Green Bar
Matcha is the product of stoneground tea leaves, which are unheated to preserve their nutrients and far less processed than regular green tea leaves. Thus, when you are drinking matcha, you consume all the health benefits from this superfood. Sometimes they like to mix it up and have coffee, and Mama Matcha proudly serves devocionusa coffee, going from origin-to-cup in as little as 10 days.
Mama Matchas offers the very best Japanese matcha made the traditional way by dedicated matcharistas. The matcha latte is particularly good: the matcha is well-mixed, they’re generous with the foam, it’s not too sweet, and they have almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk to go with it.
Serving Provincetown since 1998 with delicious baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, healthy salads, smoothies and more all made to order, with love. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to start your day! We offer a wide variety of hot and iced drinks as well as savory and sweet food options. So whether you’re stopping for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack, Café Maria has you covered! No indoor seating, but you’re right by the beach for breakfast or lunch-to-go here, and there are some tables outside where you can enjoy your coffee and watch Provincetown stroll by.
Nestled in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Provincetown’s west end, Relish is a convenient stop on the way to the beach. A selection of breakfast sandwiches, coffee cakes, muffins and scones for the early birds. What makes Relish a destination? Its cookies, cakes, panna cotta, key lime tarts, cream puffs, coconut macaroons, French almond macarons, pecan walnut bars, lemon squares, pistachio sandies, flourless chocolate pecan cookies, chocolate baby cakes… They could go on. Seriously.
The Wired Puppy
Wired Puppy Coffee and Tea opens at 6:30 am, so early birds tend to flock here for a seat in the cheerful tearoom where a breakfast scone and cup of java are always in order. Cape Cod Life Magazine named this location “Best Coffee Shop” from 2007 to 2015, and it’s very popular. The WiFi is free, and there is a computer station if you forget your laptop. Befitting its name, Wired Puppy is also very dog-friendly, so bring along the pooch. They have wonderfully curated coffee and tea drinks, like Rose Spiced Chai and Turkish Spiced Coffee.
There are nice shaded benches out front, and some bistro-type seating inside. The baked goods are popular—especially the muffins—but if online reviews are anything to go by, the cheerfulness and customer service here is the best of anyplace in town.
Under new ownership this year, Connie’s Bakery has been serving Provincetown residents, visitors, and its surrounding communities for over 30 years; it began as a retail counter at the Lobster Pot. Moving eventually out to Race Point Road and finally to its current location in the Aquarium Mall, Connie’s offers cakes, pastries, and a range of breakfast items with vegan and gluten-free options. As well as a “comfort food” menu for hot take-away.
East End Market
Though primarily a sandwich-shop-and-grocery store, the East End Market offers Iggy’s bread, pastries, and Centerville pies, along with its Jim’s Organic Coffee. There is limited seating inside, with some outside benches and a very nice small-town vibe. There are nice shaded benches out front, and some bistro-type seating inside. The baked goods are popular—especially the muffins—but if online reviews are anything to go by, the cheerfulness and customer service here is the best of anyplace in town.
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