7 Original Coffee Shops That Will Get You Through the Morning

Do yourself a favor and kick Starbucks to the curb

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor

With Starbucks and Scooters sitting on every block serving up coffee that may as well be brewed with mop water for 6 bucks a cup, it is easy to leave flavor and health in the dust and down bottles of NOS in the morning instead of America’s breakfast staple. Lucky for us, we don’t have to. Omaha is home to multiple coffee shops that break the major corporate chain without breaking the bank all while adding their own unique spin on the concept of a coffee shop.

Accelerando Coffee House

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The open and calming seating at Accelerando Coffee House

Description: very modern and airy with large windows, and patio space with a very pleasant color scheme

Address: 7023 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132

Weekday Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Something Unique: located in the Omaha Conservatory of Music and has a piano inside

Taste: large and flavorful menu for both coffee and non-coffee drinks, the locally roasted coffee do not disappoint

Overall Experience: 4.7/5


Karma Koffee LLC

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The counter at Karma Koffee LLC

Description: a small coffee shop with purposely mismatched furniture and very calming vibe, it smelled like a perfect mix of coffee and incense  

Address: 587 N 155th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68154

Weekday Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Something Unique: includes a small shop that sells incense, natural soaps, and books  

Taste: rich coffee and surprisingly delicious lemonade

Overall Experience: 3.6/5  


Mug Life

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The border between the bike shop and Mug Life

Description: two bars to sit on with a few tables in the middle, has regular coffee drinks and their own line of laboratory coffee including cold brews that are not seen anywhere else

Address: 2452 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68131

Weekday Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Something Unique: shares a space with a bike shop

Taste: some of the best coffee I have ever had; rich, smooth, and bursting with flavor

Overall Experience: 5/5


Fox Hollow Coffee

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The coffee and wine bar at Fox Hollow Coffee

Description: similar to a Panera in terms of style, extremely personable staff

Address: 1919 Papillion Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68154

Weekday Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Something Unique: doubles as a wine bar

Taste: the coffee tasted okay, but the after taste was anything but enjoyable  

Overall Experience: 2.3/5  


Village Grinder

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A portion of Village Grinder’s small shop

Description: a mash-up of grandma’s living room and target in the best way, exactly the place to take your mother or aunt to catch up over coffee

Address: 8706 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68114

Weekday Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Something Unique: a small shop that sells coffee beans, soaps, and knick-knacks

Taste: the coffee was very smooth and sweet, exactly what you would want on an early summer morning

Overall Experience: 3.9/5


Green Beans Coffee Co.

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Green Beans Coffee Co. counter featuring clocks with the times from different places around the world

Description: patriotic and military inspired atmosphere with a mix of traditional tables and home-style seating

Address: 6831 S 167th St, Omaha, NE 68135

Weekday Hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Something Unique: a take a book leave a book library

Taste: distinctive smoothies (including a chai smoothie) and very sweet coffee  

Overall Experience: 3.8/5


Caffeine Dreams

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The first level of the outdoor section of Caffeine Dreams

Description: multi-level indoor and outdoor space filled with a mix of couches and uneven tables, the bathroom walls are filled with advice, quips, and quotes

Address: 524 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68132

Weekday Hours: 6:30 a.m – 11. p.m. (12 a.m. on Fridays)

Something Unique:  inside there is art for sale hanging on every wall and small animals greet you in the backyard patio

Taste: drinks range from herbal teas to original hot chocolate to coffee that is so strong it would give Chuck Norris a run for his money

Overall Experience: 5/5



Maria Miller - Flightline Editor-in-Chief

Maria became a member of The Flightline in January of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in slam poetry at Skutt Catholic and spends time with her beloved mule, Shoelace, outside of school. You can email her at [email protected]