Any time is a good time for coffee. But, as the weather cools and seasonal flavors hit local menus, there’s nothing better than cozying up with an espresso, a flavored latte or a cappuccino (and more). We’re rounding up our Top 10 coffee shops in Dutchess County (in no particular order)!
Some may recognize the name Irving Farm from several locations throughout New York City. However, this luxurious coffee locally roasted right here in Millerton! Visit the Coffee House for your caffeine fix, serving an array of sustainably sourced coffees brewed hot or cold. Plus, indulge in fine espresso drinks as well as whole beans for purchase so you can continue to enjoy the brew at home. The café also offers breakfast and lunch daily alongside a variety of pastries and treats from their in-house baker. TIP: Grab a latte and stroll along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, just a short walking distance from this Dutchess County coffee shop.
There are so many excellent places to enjoy a warm cup of coffee in one of the Hudson Valley's most charming towns. Beacon Bread Company concocts mind-blowing latte flavors, using manual-pull espresso shots as the base. Rotating house syrups range from familiar favorites to experimental surprises. Lavendar-rose-vanilla, French toast and salted caramel are just a few highlights. Head here for a truly delectable brunch.
Roasting their own coffee in-house, The Poughkeepsie Grind is committed to serving some of the most environmentally friendly and economically conscious coffees available. Come for the coffee and stay for their signature waffles, made from scratch daily and available in all sorts of flavors like triple chocolate, apple cinnamon with fruit and the Monte Cristo! A friendly staff and rotating art exhibition make this stop popular with locals and visitors alike.
Bank Square Coffeehouse is likely one of the first establishments you see as you make your way onto Main Street from Beacon's Metro-North train station. This staple is known for its delicious coffee beverages—including cortado, cafe au lait, Vietnemese iced coffee and frozen frappe to name a few. In addition, enjoy a range of teas, fresh-baked treats and even craft beer on tap! Grab a cup to go for your adventures in town, cozy up inside with vintage furniture and vibrant art or enjoy the outdoor ambiance on their patio. In fact, Bank Square hosts musicians and performance artists on weekends—follow them on social media for the latest events.
With a motto like ‘Smile. Drink Coffee. Be Grateful. Love Life’ this tiny coffee house is spreading big positivity in Northern and Eastern Dutchess! Visit their roadside location in Rhinebeck, Tivoli or their most recent addition in Millrbook for delicious coffee classics. Their vanilla latte is a fan-favorite, as is their ultra-refeshing zoda (espresso soda).
For all those hardcore espresso aficionados out there, step into Trax Espresso Bar. This micro-batch artisan coffee roaster has one single goal in mind—to bring you the best coffee experience possible. Part of the Bank Square Coffeehouse family, visit them on the opposite end of Main Street near the Roundhouse!
For our on-the-go readers, Ready Coffee's original drive-thru spot serves up hand-crafted coffee fueled by small batch roasting. Their friendly staff always aims to brighten your day, fuel your hard work, or inspire you to do something great. With unique flavor combinations like the ‘Mac Daddy’ (chocolate macadamia nut latte) or the ‘Trail Mix’ (nutty raspberry mocha), this little location is sure to please! In September 2022, Ready Coffee launched their second Dutchess County location—and first walk-in coffee shop! Visit their trendy new spot for pastries, canned energy drinks and fresh Ready Coffee merch.
Crafted Kup in the Town of Poughkeepsie, at Eastdale Village and at the Poughkeepsie Galleria
One of Poughkeepsie’s most well-known coffee houses, Crafted Kup's flagship location is just a stones throw from Vassar College. Experience real hand-crafted espresso beverages and locally roasted organic coffees and teas—the perfect start or finish to your day! Crafted Kup also has a convenient location inside the Poughkeepsie Galleria and a gorgeous cafe and bakery at Eastdale Village, Dutchess County's booming live-work-play development. Few things are as delicious as their Cafe Miel, a blend of organic espresso, honey, cinnamon and velvety steamed milk. Caramel, brown sugar and vanilla play beautifully with their espresso in the RPG.
You may be thinking, isn’t this a candy shop? It sure is, but pair some sweets with a classic cup of coffee or their heavenly hot cocoa for the perfect treat. This must-stop spot in Rhinebeck is well-known for its affiliation with stars Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton!
Kitchen + Coffee's locally roasted espresso and house-made syrups—including plenty of dairy-free and vegan options—create incredible lattes. Their menu features blends from Ready Coffee and fellow Beacon business Big Mouth Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop well-worth visiting for delicious java and vegan bakes. Expect fresh vegetarian and vegan fare, including extremely Instagrammable bowls, loaded toasts and elegant desserts.