140+ Black-owned Coffee/Tea Alternatives to Starbucks


Black-owned Coffee/Tea Alternatives to Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee is facing public calls for a boycott after witnesses said two African American men were arrested this week at a Philadelphia store because of their skin color. Store employees said the men were trespassing because they hadn’t purchased anything.  We’ve compiled out list of alternatives to Starbucks.

As the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks continues to gain momentum following the Thursday arrests, a weakly worded apology by the company on Saturday only exacerbated public outrage.

1View our complete list of over 140+ Alternative to Starbucks here.

3Milk & Honey Cafe (Maryland)

in Soul FoodCoffee/Tea ShopsBreakfast & BrunchSouthern

From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll immediately feel at home. Every detail was purposeful & carefully planned with you in mind.

5More Than Java Cafe’ – Laurel, Maryland

An Oasis and great alternative to Starbucks

6Damn Good Teas (Oakland)

in Brewing/BeveragesCoffee/Tea ShopsCoffee & TeaVending

Damn Goods Teas is a ready-made natural, hydrating and refreshing herbal drink. We use an abundance of Water, a signature 7 Herb blend – sweetened with real honey & stevia. Top it off with a light hinted of 100% fruit juice. ​

7Tabba Tabba (Baltimore, Maryland)

in Soul FoodCafe

Wonderful, eclectic environment with an amazing outdoor venue. Great people creating a wonderful new business in a cool neighborhood on Baltimore�s West side. Good coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Rent the outdoors space for meeting and parties.

8Tea In Sahara – Providence, Rhode Island

We are a family owned and operated Café known for our green tea with fresh mint, Moroccan atmosphere and decor. We serve espresso drinks, authentic Moroccan appetizers, tagines for lunch or dinner and deserts.

9Kye Organic Teahouse (Washington, DC)

in Brewing/BeveragesCoffee/Tea Shops

KYE is a gourmet herbal teahouse that blends handcrafted organically grown ingredients to provide you with the most enjoyable, relaxing experience one sip at a time. KYE was established on the foundation of “going back to nature.”

10Cafe Dejena – Oakland, California

11Nspiyahd – Online

We’re just an everyday family who decided to live an extraordinary life. We work to share the concepts of healing, wholeness and holistic living through all of our works.

12Brooklyn Bell’s The Local – Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Bell, founded in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Ron Cunningham and Kati Duncan-Cunningham in Brooklyn, is a purveyor of strictly craft foods.

13Serengeti Teas & Spices – New York, New York

Serengeti Teas and Spices introduces the history, magic, sumptuous taste and exotic flavors of Africa. The recipes, the aromas, and the culinary history kept in boxes, journals, and the African kitchen come to life in our signature coffees, teas, cocoa

in Coffee/Tea ShopsBooks, Mags, Music & VideoCafe

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse is a celebration of geek culture. A place for comic book fans, hardcore gamers, movie addicts, television connoisseurs, and zombie apocalypse survivalists to meet, and with their powers combined, change the world a little

15Sphinx Cafe – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

16Mla Gourmet (Stone Mtn, Georgia)

in BakeriesDessertsGourmet Snacks

Loaded with fresh spices, coffee and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate. Infused with liquor. MLA Gourmet makes cookies for grownups. We love to create decadent recipes using nontraditional ingredients, and we’ve perfected the classic chocolate chip cookie.

17Foggy Bottom Coffee House – Dexter, Michigan

18Stef-n-Ty – Detroit, Michigan

Stef-n-Ty is the clothing design team of Stephanie and Tyrone Dickey. Our location is a boutique and coffee shop in the progressive North End neighborhood.

19My Coffee Shop @ Eastlake(Atlanta, Georgia)

in Coffee/Tea ShopsCoffee & TeaJuice Bars & SmoothiesCafe

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to My Coffee Shop @ East Lake! It was always Miss Linda’s dream to surround herself with friends, family, and guests in a comfortable, homelike space that makes all who enter feel like they are part of something.

20Jazz Cafe & Grille – Opa-locka (Miami), Florida

21Beyú Caffé – Durham, North Carolina

Beyù Caffè (pronounced be-you) is a combination of four business models in downtown Durham, NC – coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and live jazz club – successfully wrapped into one unique business venture.

22Breukelen Coffee House – New York, New York

23Urban Grind Coffee House – Atlanta, Georgia

We’re all about coffee , culture and community.

24Teavolve – Baltimore, Maryland

25Watts Coffee House – Los Angeles, California

26640 WEST ATL (Atlanta, Georgia)

in American/GeneralCoffee/Tea ShopsConvenience StoresCafe

640 West is a coffeeshop/cafe & event space situated in the Historic West End. Come enjoy food, networking, wifi, poetry, live music, tutoring & community.

27Calabash Teahouse & Cafe – Harlem, NY

The seed for Calabash was planted 2 doors from the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY in 1976. Serving at her parent’s herbal shop & juice bar, owner Sunyatta trained alongside master herbalists learning the medicinal value of teas & spices.

28Afro Deli & Coffee (Minneapolis)

in American/GeneralAfricanMediterranean

Afro Deli is an urban fast-casual restaurant that provides a delicious fusion of African, Mediterranean, and American themed food in a fast, fun, and friendly environment. Patrons describe the atmosphere as a ‘community meeting’

29Dream Cafe – Atlanta, Georgia

Dream Cafe is a cafe and empowerment lounge in the Castleberry Hills District of downtown Atlanta. Offering coffee, creativity, culture and community.

30Kazanda’s Cafe – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

31Royal Cup Cafe – Long Beach, California

32Grant Park Coffeehouse – Atlanta, Georgia

Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee

33Blackstar Books & Cafe (New Orleans)

in Coffee/Tea ShopsBooks, Mags, Music & VideoCafe

curators and independent business owners. We live for art and community! We feed your mind, body and soul! Only the freshest creators have graced our stages and we are proud to be your home for soul, rnb, hip hop, and all art grooves in between.

34Sip & Savor Chicago (Chicago)

in Coffee/Tea ShopsCafe

Roomy coffeehouse offering carefully sourced cups, light bites & pastries, plus coffee by the pound.

35Gullah Girl Tea – Online

Healing and decadent looseleaf tea blends made by hand and with love

36Just Add Honey Tea Company – Atlanta, Georgia

Our mission is to bring superior quality teas to your doorstep. just add honey wants you to enjoy the best, freshest, and most flavorful teas alone or in the company of friends.

37Grounds For A Better World – Midland, Michigan

38Tsion Cafe & Bakery – New York, New York

As long time residents of Harlem, we wanted to bring something fresh, healthy, delicious to the taste buds and supportive the artistic talent that is near and far. We are committed to honoring that heritage by providing a space for regular arts event

39Culture Coffee – Washington, District Of Columbia

Culture Coffee is a coffee house, art gallery and live performance venue in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Washington,DC.

40Village Coffee House – Atlanta, Georgia

41Tak’s Coffee Shop – Los Angeles, California

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe hopes to be a place where thoughtful consideration of the past and future can take place

43Akhirah’s Praline Candy – Chicago, Illinois

That’s a vision the owner of Akhirah’s Praline Candy, Beignets and Coffee gave me roughly three years ago…before he even knew the location. With focus, passion, and determination Arron Muhammad brought that vision into reality.


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