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A golden latte and pumpkin danish from Gold Cup Coffee House. 

There is never a bad time to cozy up to a hot cup of coffee, but the cooler temperatures this time of year make it all the sweeter. The Pacific Northwest is known as a coffee lover’s haven, and Clark County is no exception. There are countless coffee chains throughout town, which are great, but there’s also an incredible selection of locally owned businesses worth visiting for a more unique, handcrafted drink. If you’re looking for a spot to stop along your route, look no further.

Gold Cup Coffee

Location: 10805 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver (Routes 7, 74, and 80)

Gold Cup Coffee started as a coffee cart in Camas and opened its first brick-and-mortar location on Fourth Plain in 2019. The shop is the perfect spot to sit down with your drink and take in the relaxing atmosphere; the space is furnished with inviting wood and leather furniture and is covered in lush green plants. Their golden latte, topped with honeycomb toffee, is a house specialty.

Lava Java

Location: 2 S 56th Pl. #102, Ridgefield (Route 48)

For a quick coffee stop in Ridgefield, check out Lava Java, right off Route 48. This minority woman-owned business has been a Ridgefield staple since 2002 and serves local favorite Stumptown coffee. Patrons rave about the shop’s excellent coffee and top-tier customer service.

Sweetly Bakery & Coffee Bar

Location: 1214 SW Scotton Way Ste 105, Battle Ground (Route 7)

Sweetly Bakery & Coffee Bar is a one-stop shop for delicious desserts such as cakes, cookies, and pies, as well as a great cup of coffee. They also serve sandwiches and wraps if you want to grab something to eat with your coffee but don’t have a sweet tooth.  

Caffe Piccolo

Location: 400 NE Fourth Avenue, Camas (Route 92)

Located in historic downtown Camas, the cozy Caffe Piccolo has a straightforward, no-frills menu of classic drinks, including cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and, of course, coffee. If you’re looking for a charming, local spot where you’ll be met with small-town service and a well-made drink, this is it. 

Brewed Café and Pub

Location: 603 Main St., Vancouver (Routes 60, 71, 105, and The Vine)

A café and pub may seem like an interesting combo, but it feels natural at Brewed. This spot is family-owned, and you certainly feel that vibe when visiting. It’s the kind of place you could swing by with your kids for a coffee on the way to the farmers market or stop in for a drink with a friend. Brewed notably serves Transcendence Coffee Roasters, a company also local to Vancouver.

Paper Tiger

Location: 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver (Routes 6, 32, and 37)

When you visit Paper Tiger, you know you’ll get a fresh cup of coffee; their beans are roasted daily on-site, and they proudly state that all orders are roasted within 24 hours of your purchase. The shop also partners with the nearby Washington School for the Deaf and Washington State School for the Blind to train students on different skills such as roasting or brewing.

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