It’s National Coffee Day! Go Ahead and Get your Jitters on.

Utah is famous for its LDS-based no-coffee culture. But the truth is Salt Lake City’s coffee cup overfloweth. We celebrate National Coffee Day every day. Corner Bakery is sharing coffee love by giving away free cups of coffee—brewed hand-roasted or cold brew– with any purchase from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

Every Salt Lake neighborhood has its favorite specialty coffee shop—here are some of our favorites.

Caffe d’Bolla John Piquet is a coffee wizard—a cup of his specially roasted siphon brews is like no other cup of coffee in the state. This is the opposite of drive-through coffee. His wife, Yiching, is an excellent baker. 249 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-355-1398

La Barba Owned by locally owned coffee roasters—a favorite with many local restaurants—this little cafe off of Finca serves coffee, tea, chocolate, churros and other pastries. 327 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-457-0699.

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Publik A cool coffeehouse serving the latest in great coffee; an old-school java joint made for long conversations; a neo-cafe where you can park with your laptop and get some solo work done. Publik serves a multitude of coffee-fueled purposes. 975 S. Temple, SLC, 801-355-3161; 638 Park Ave., Park City, 435-200-8693.

Salt Lake Roasting Company At SLC’s original coffee shop—arguably, the cornerstone of SLC’s coffee culture, owner John Bolton buys and roasts the better-than-fair-trade beans. 820 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-748-4887

The Rose Establishment The Rose is ultimately mellow, a place for conversation as much as coffee–especially on Sunday mornings. Coffee is from Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. 235 S. 400 West, SLC, 801-990-6270.

The Coffee Garden On Saturday mornings there will be a line at this longtime favorite in the walkable 9th and 9th neighborhood. But the coffee and the easy vibe make it worth a wait. Some people stay all day, sipping and working on their laptops. 878 E. 900 South, SLC,

Blue Copper 2000 This is the latest in coffee hot spots, both locations are prime people-watching places for small-batch roasted beans and gathering spots. Friends. 179 W. 900 South; 401 N. 300 West, SLC 385-222-7046 

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Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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