SLC ranked 6th in nation’s best cities for coffee lovers

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According to a recently released report by ApartmentGuide, Salt Lake City placed in the top ten of the best cities in the U.S. for coffee lovers; and we’re not going to disagree with that. From boutique roasters offering unique siphon options like Caffe D’Bolla through the home grown mini-chains like Beans And Brews – there’s something for every coffee loving palate in SLC.

The report looks at the total population of US cities versus the number of available coffee shops. For SLC, that’s one store per 2,387 people, the report noting:

Even with the significant LDS population abstaining from coffee and tea, Salt Lake City has some serious coffee cred. From single-origin espresso to green bean brew, pioneers like the Salt Lake Roasting Company and Millcreek Coffee have been paving the way for creative coffee purveyors for decades.

Salt Lake City is also one of the more affordable places to live compared to the rest of our top 10 list. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,260 a month.

The winner? Berkeley, CA tops the list at one store per 2,073 people. Fargo, ND is dead last in 50th with a meagre 4.532 stores per person.

Here’s the full report for further reading:

Coffee shops per capita (ApartmentGuide)
Coffee shops per capita (ApartmentGuide)

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.