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Coffee Shops in Mt. Washington Valley

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Coffee  – when you travel it’s one of the biggest needs to fill. Where do you go to get the best cup?

Do they serve food? What about milk alternatives – do they offer almond milk? What’s their atmosphere – are they artsy, more sensible, rustic?

We have you covered. We’ll take you through the Mt. Washington Valley’s coffee shops so you’re completely prepared the next time you spend the night with us in the valley.

Frontside Coffee Roasters: This coffee shop is fun, funky and fresh, with vibrant art decorating its walls, an outdoor and dog-friendly patio, and coffee that is roasted by one of the owners.


Featuring a fleet of classic coffee drinks from a latte to a cortado to a chai-fu (chai with a shot of espresso) to drip coffee, your caffeine fix will be met here. Non-coffee options include tea, kombucha, and craft sodas. Fresh, handmade donuts, muffins and cakes are delivered from local bakeries daily; and if you’re lucky you might be able to snag a “Mr. Pretzel” giant soft pretzel on delivery day. Bagel sandwiches, oatmeal, gluten-free treats, and smoothies are also on the food menu.

Frontside Coffee Roasters also serves up beer and wine. It’s a perfect stop before a hike to grab a bagel for the ascent and perfect place to end a hike for a cold beer.

The Market at White Mountain Cider Company: The Cider Co. – so lovingly called by locals – is a two-fold culinary beast that features a causal fine-dining restaurant and a market. While it serves an absolutely phenomenal dinner with a changing menu created by talented chefs, its market is a perfect stop to make to grab lunch on the way to your hike and the perfect way to celebrate making it to the top of the peak with a fresh pressed cider and piping hot cider doughnut on your way home.

The Cider Co.’s market features prepared meals to go, snacks, coffee and a breakfast and lunch menu to made to order. What stands out the most are its cider doughnuts and fresh pressed cider that makes a grand entrance every fall.

The Metropolitan Coffee House: Featuring two locations, one in North Conway Village and one in Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, you’ll have your every coffee need met here. Specialty coffee drinks cover all the bases from drip coffee to cappuccino’s to frappe’s. They also highlight their Nitro Coffee which is their specialty cold brewed coffee on tap that’s infused with tiny nitrogen bubbles.The bubbles give the coffee a foamy texture, like beer. Nitro coffee pours out of a tap.

The Met brews with Good Vibes Coffee Roasters coffee, roasted right in Conway, NH.

The Met also has an extensive menu of bagel sandwiches appropriately named after Mt. Washington Valley landmarks, such as “The Saco” made up of a cheesy egg, avocado, tomato and bacon topped with a dab of sriracha sauce. Every morning six varieties of muffins and croissants are baked and freshly baked bagels, made right in North Conway are delivered.

Lunch at The Met offers hot panini’s, cold sandwiches and salads. Gluten-free options for bagels, treats and breads are also offered.

J-Town Deli and Country Store: This is your classic stop for packing all the essentials for your outdoor adventure. It’s serving up larger than life breakfast and lunch sandwiches and hot coffee drinks from drip to lattes. J-Town also offers the amenities of a country store. Stop in for small grocery items, camping needs, already made dinners and a selection of over 30 beers and 100 wines. They’re a necessary stop for all of your Mt. Washington Valley, NH adventures.

Big Dave’s Bagels: They’re not kidding with the word “big,” here. They’re sandwiches are unapologetically large and the flavor is in charge! Their mission is to provide the most consistently excellent breakfast, lunch and catering experience in the Mount Washington Valley. Period. They aren’t messing around. Whatever can be homemade in their building, is. From their bagels to their cream cheeses to their sandwiches – which you can watch them prepare in their open concept kitchen – to their MUST-HAVE “kweenies.”

Oh - and yes, they serve piping hot coffee. Straight-forward and to the point, you’ll find drip coffee that is freshly made every morning, and throughout the day at Big Dave’s!

Sweet Maple Cafe: This full service coffee house offers a complete bakery and deli serving breakfast, brunch and lunch. Most of its menu is made from scratch and you'll always find the owners and their family on the premises. It bakes a wide selection of high quality bakery items, and brews broad range of specialty grade Arabica coffee. It stands behind the unsurpassed meats, cheeses, produce and dairy that it uses to make its breakfast and lunch specials, and as soon as you walk through the door, you'll know your somewhere special!

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