Best Local Coffeehouse

Flying M Coffeehouse

This quirky coffeehouse is a Boise favorite for its strong, house-roasted coffee, daily pastries made from scratch, community activism and hipster vibe. The funky gift shop draws almost as many visitors as the eclectic stay-as-long-as-you-like seating, and with local art shows, a holiday craft market, trivia nights, an annual Valentine for AIDS silent art auction event and so much more, it seems there is always something going on at Flying M. Whether you're in it for the caffeine rush or the local experience, this stop can't be missed.

2nd Place: Hyde Perk—Not only does this cozy Hyde Park spot make the best sweet chai latte around, it also serves up beer and wine at the counter, and the friendly baristas make customers feel right at home. Come for the live music, stay for the bottomless 50 cent refills.

3rd Place: Dawson Taylor—The folks at Dawson are serious about coffee, and source their beans, which are roasted and blended right here in Idaho, directly from the farmers. Stop by the Eighth Street shop for one of Dawson's famous mochas or to buy a pound of beans to take home.

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