Whether you’re looking for an invigorating workplace buzzing with activity or a cute, unique atmosphere for cozy conversation – Billings is a haven for every kind of coffee shop lover. I have spent a healthy amount of time in several of these spaces over the years, and I am excited to share five of my favorites with you!
Across three locations, Black Dog Coffee House has exceptional coffee, decadent pastries, and immaculate vibes.
The original Midtown Black Dog location has been a Billings staple for years, featuring a sleek and simple black and white design with accents of adorable dogs – in photos and real life.
Black Dog at Roots Garden Center toward the West End is an entirely different experience, in all the best ways. Sipping coffee and nibbling on a croissant while surrounded by beautiful plants? Unmatched.
The newest member of the Black Dog family is the former Harper & Madison location in one of Billings’ historic neighborhoods just on the edge of downtown. The Black Dog pastries, sweets, and breakfast treats are made in-house here! Nestled among beautiful homes, this coffee shop is the perfect place to grab a coffee and pastry and stroll the charming neighborhood surrounding it.
Rock Creek is the place for you if you crave an earthy, historic, and urban atmosphere all in one.
Rock Creek is nestled at the corner of a historic building at the intersection of two major streets that host several outdoor events and street performances. Its location makes it the perfect spot for grabbing a pick-me-up on the way to a meeting or sitting back and watching the busyness of the cars and passersby. In the summertime, you can sit down at one of their outdoor tables and have that urban coffee-shop feeling surrounded by some of Montana’s tallest buildings. Even in the winter, their wall-to-wall windows allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful, historic, thriving downtown.
Have important work that needs to be done but crave a different environment than your home or office? Head to Mazevo.
Mazevo’s three locations across Billings each have a conference room that works great for larger meetings. These shops are where I spent most of my college days pushing through assignments, studying for exams, and collaborating with classmates on projects. Mazevo has that upbeat, high-energy atmosphere needed to work on tasks and assignments or host a meeting but is still the right amount of chill to relax and read or catch up with a friend.
Are you a coffee shop person, but not necessarily a *coffee* person? Maple Moose is a coffee AND pop shop with something for everyone.
A modern twist on some vintage vibes, this shop beautifully combines colorful vintage décor with natural, outdoorsy elements. Maple Moose is nestled in an up-and-coming neighborhood that combines residential and commercial locations to give you that corner-store feeling. This new housing development is just up the road from Billings’ best and most beautiful outdoor recreation sites: Riverfront Park, Norm’s Island, and the Yellowstone River. Stop in on your way to or from fishing or hiking or if you need a great atmosphere to hold a meeting. You’ll definitely be back again and again to try their assortment of coffees, pops, ice creams, and more!
Last but most certainly not least, Big Sky Coffee Roasters is a midtown favorite for its delicious coffee, prime location, and adorable interior.
If you’re traveling down Grand Avenue, one of Billings’ main arteries, Big Sky Coffee Roasters’ drive-thru is perfect for swinging through on the way to your next stop. If you want to stay awhile, their sitting area is comfy, cozy, and adorable! Perfect for intimate conversations or quiet, alone time. Along with their tasty beverages, they often feature sweets from other local bakers like Proof Donuts or Bowed Well Cake Pops. Not only is this cute coffee shop in a great location, but they also have a mobile coffee truck that can be spotted in other locations throughout Billings during food truck season!
These are just five of my favorite local coffee shops. Billings is home to MANY coffee shops and kiosks that all offer different flavors and atmospheres. After testing them all and taking in the vibes you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit!