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.
2Kaffeine Coffee Internet & office Cafe – Houston, Texas
3Milk & Honey Cafe (Maryland)
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)
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)
Wonderful, eclectic environment with an amazing outdoor venue. Great people creating a wonderful new business in a cool neighborhood on Baltimoreï¿½s 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)
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
14AMALGAM COMICS & COFFEHOUSE (Philly)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.