As someone who works from home, I am always searching to find the best coffee shop near me to make my remote office. There is something about a productive day spent at a coffee shop that feeds my soul. Living in the Beaverton area for a few years, I have tried my fair share of coffee shops, finding a few that I have absolutely adored and find myself going back to time and time again. Without further ado, here are five superb coffee shops in the Beaverton area.
Aurora Coffeehouse is a hidden gem in the NW Hills of Portland, nearing Beaverton. Smack dab in the middle of the Bonny Slope neighborhood, this shop has an ideal walkability element to it. Often when I am there, I see locals strolling in with dogs and kids in tow for a morning treat. Their inventive coffees set this place apart. On a recent visit I sipped on a Rosemary Hot Honey latte while munching on a cardamom croissant, both absolutely delectable. The rosemary flavor was subtle, and the hot honey was spicy but not overpowering, so I could still enjoy it without my mouth feeling like it was on fire. And there is no need to feel bad about taking up a table for a good chunk of time to get some work done. This shop is sprawling and has tons of seating with ample amounts of outlets to post up with your laptop. My favorite aspect of this shop was the layout, with hidden pockets of space, plants galore, and huge garage doors opened to allow lots of fresh air.
I’m not picking favorites, but if I were, Haven Coffee Co. would undoubtedly take the #1 spot. Since finding this shop, I have been hard-pressed to go elsewhere. As a work-from-home gal, I typically post up at a coffee shop a few times a week to work. I frequent Haven Coffee at least two times a week, but sometimes more, because I simply cannot get enough. It has become a true ‘Haven’ for me. Getting a facelift in 2020, taking advantage of a closed shop during COVID-19, the space is now white with sage green and light wood accents—the perfect coffee shop aesthetic. Since they do not roast their own beans, they feature roasters from around Oregon, spotlighting a new one every two months. Through October you can sip on Sunday Coffee Project, roasted in Southeast Portland. My rotating coffee orders right now are the Smoked Maple latte, made with in-house syrup, or the Cardamom Honey Sea Salt latte. They have also given space to artists in the area, highlighting a new Portland artist each month. The shop is filled with their portfolio of work, which patrons can purchase. This gives the shop a different feel each month, depending on the artist’s style. The coffee is exceptional. The treats made by Bakeshop in Portland are divine. The vibes are immaculate. But the people are what make Haven Coffee Co truly out of this world. If you have had the pleasure of getting your coffee made by Jade, Ethan, Allison, Kaleigh, Collin, shop owners and partners Ariel and Nate, or any of their other standout baristas then you know exactly what I am talking about. The people they employ genuinely care to engage with and get to know their patrons on a human level. Working here multiple times a week, Haven welcomes those looking for a remote office. They have outlets at every table and free Wi-Fi to connect to. So, come for the coffee and treats, but stay to work and connect. Oh, and did I mention they are dog friendly? If you have a pup, bring them in to say hi and get one of Haven’s famous Pup Cups.
Jim and Patty’s has been a Portland staple since 2002 but has been serving ‘Good Coffee, No Backtalk’ since 1973. Jim and Patty Roberts began roasting fresh beans in their small shop in Portland, then called Coffee Man, and later changed to Coffee People in 1983. Coffee People quickly became a cult favorite with 25+ shops. Fun fact: they are credited with inventing the coffee drive-through! Jim and Patty’s is a no-frills coffee shop at its best. None of the decor matches, the colors are all over the place, and all of the tables and chairs are different. But it somehow works, exploding with character and personality. Their coffee is roasted in-house, and with quite a few inventive favors, they have something for everyone. Their mocha (or ‘Moka’) coffees are expansive; try the “Peanut Butter Fudge Moka” or the “Velvet Hammer” to send your taste buds to a different dimension. My go-to order at Jim and Patty’s is an Iced Salt Buttered Carmel Latte or an Iced Friggin’ Fremont Latte (honey, cinnamon, and vanilla), depending on what I am feeling. To eat, I almost always get their Famous Sour Cream Coffee Cake if it’s not sold out! Their location in Beaverton is massive, with tons of tables and chairs to post up and work for hours at. There are ample plugs and free, speedy Wi-Fi.
Lionheart Coffee is a trendy spot with two locations in Beaverton. I frequent the location in downtown Beaverton so I will speak about my experience at that shop. It is a smaller storefront, with tables tightly packed into the space. There is bar seating that overlooks the barista station, so you will get a behind-the-scenes look at all the action if you choose to sit here. Be warned- on weekends, this place is packed. Luckily, thanks to the City of Beaverton, they have expanded their seating into the streets, so when the sun is out it makes for a great option. The smell of locally roasted coffee fills the shop. While Lionheart does not roast their own beans, they are committed to supporting beans from local Oregon roasters. What distinguishes Lionheart from other coffee shops is their expansive food menu and a modest selection of beer and wine which are served all day. I am a sucker for a good toast, and Lionheart has plenty on their menu. My go-to is the Burratta Toast served with tomato confit and an entire ball of burrata.
Address: 16155 NW Cornell Rd Ste 500, Beaverton, OR 97006
Symphony Coffeehouse, near the Five Oaks neighborhood, is an unexpected find. Nestled in a small strip center by a Domino’s Pizza. Once entering Symphony Coffeehouse, you are transported to a serene and quiet space. This is a stark contrast to the bustle of Cornell Road and Bethenny Boulevard that it is situated between. A family-owned shop, they have only been open since January of 2022 but have already created quite a name for themselves. With coffee from local roaster Thornton, a Beaverton staple, and a full-service breakfast and lunch menu, it is easy to see why so many adore Symphony Coffeehouse. For food, they serve a variety of paninis, waffles, crepes, quiches, bagels, and assorted pastries. All provisions are made in-house or from local bakery Marsee Baking. Open until 5:00 P.M. during the week, this shop is ideal for those needing to get away and work. They have free wifi, lots of plugs, ample space, and of course, delicious coffee.