By Adrianne Goff

1. Bobbie Jean’s

11530 W. State St. Star, ID 83669 (208) 576-6112

Bobbie Jean’s in Star is a lovely little coffee shop that serves coffee, tea, beer & wine with a Southern flair. Bobbie Jean Byerly was a sassy, spunky, self-proclaimed “Georgia Peach”.  She was known for her delicious grits, black-eyed peas, catfish, & always had iced tea in her fridge. Bobbie Jean passed her southern comfort food recipes down to her daughter, Lois & granddaughter, Kristi who opened Bobbie Jean’s.  Definite stand outs were the Bobbie Jean, which is a honey latte with a kiss of cinnamon. The Southern Nights, which is Nutella infused mocha and their house-made chai is delicious, it doesn’t have that chemical, overly sweet taste that most coffeehouse chai’s do. Also Sweet Tea? I have never had a Sweet Tea that I liked, before this one. You can actually taste the tea and not just a cup of sugar. 
Now let’s talk about southern food; boiled peanuts! You will either love them or hate them, this was our first time trying them and the verdict is, well they were delicious and reminded us of a nuttier edamame. What could be more southern than a hot bowl of freshly made Grits served up with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese. The grits were full of flavor and did not disappoint. Lastly, I implore you to not leave Bobbie Jean’s without trying or taking something sweet with you. The Pecan bar was so nutty with a beautifully crunchy crust that just melted in your mouth. The giant salted chocolate chip cookies are to die for and last but not least, they have a very unique and very tasty Grandma’s oatmeal cake. Try one, try them all. We will definitely be back for “a sip of the south.”

2. Caffe Capri

2242 East Gowen Road Boise, ID 83716 (208) 338-3007

Caffe’ Capri is not just a coffee house, they also offer several homemade breakfast and lunch items including a delicious Breakfast Sandwich, 3 to choose from: croissant with ham, everything bagel with bacon, parmesan bagel with sausage (all three come with egg and cheddar cheese).  The Savory Pretzels are a stand-out (spinach & feta, sausage & cheddar, turkey & provolone and ham with savory cheese. Caffe’ Capri also has 4 beers on tap and an assortment of red and white wines.

Owned and operated by Terry and David Becker who live nearby opened Caffe’ Capri to generate an atmosphere that supports the people and buisnesses that live and work around them. 

3. Caffeina Coffee

4774 W State St, Boise, ID 83703 (208) 807-23326575 W Overland Rd Boise, ID 83709 (208) 801-6831

Caffeina Coffee’s new “1950’s” location is on the bench! Stop in and check out this classic mid-century modern twist on a coffee house offering house-made Kombucha, locally brewed beers, wines, small bites and a drive thru for your added convenience. The new Overland location, similar to the popular State Street location features community style seating with exposed industrial features, outdoor patio, bar top seating, community farm tables, and a plethora of eclectic furniture. All of the pastries and offering are made in-house or come fresh daily from their in-house bakery (located at the State street location).

4. Chardoney’s Brew Lane Coffee

750 S Progress Ave #170, Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 884-1326

Coffee shop with ‘20s flair. “The Golden Era Coffee Shop.” At Chardoney’s Brew Lane they serve fresh coffee and pastries that put a little SWING in every cup. If you enjoy the Roaring Twenties and Gatsby themed environments, then stop on by! That’s not all they provide, they also have some great vintage items for purchase. That’s right, time to add another piece to your collection! 

5. Deathproof Coffee

10481 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704

Deathproof is a hidden gem in a strip mall, there is no drive through but there is plenty of easy parking. Whether you like to keep it simple or prefer to get a little crazy with flavor explosions, Deathproof Coffee loves to help you come up with your own unique combination. Try one of their signature drinks: The Red Skull, Elm Street, and Insomniac are just a few. Also they brew their own tea and it is delicious! The venue is stylish and functional, and a big bonus they have concerts throughout the year, with a minimum of a live show every Friday. 

6. Flying M Coffee

1314 2nd St S, Nampa, ID 83651 (208) 467-5533 724 Arthur St, Caldwell, ID 83605 (208) 718-2720500 W Idaho St #100, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-4320

Flying M started in 1992 as a small coffeehouse in Boise, Idaho with the simple goal of making delicious coffee for the local community. In 1995, they purchased a purple Diedrich 12-kilo drum roaster and began consciously sourcing and roasting our own beans. In 2006, Flying M Coffeegarage opened in Historic Downtown Nampa where they now roast all of their beans, still on that same purple Diedrich. You can catch their roasting action Monday – Friday at the Coffeegarage. And, you can check their events page for more information about their public cupping classes. They proudly roast coffee for several cafés and retailers throughout the Treasure Valley. Flying M also offers fresh, made-from-scratch pastries: muffins, scones, cookies, cakes & bars and most days they have wheat free, vegan, and/or low sugar options available.

7. Latte’ Da

762 E Wythe Creek Ct, Kuna, ID 83634 (208) 996-7887

A comfortable and fun environment, where you can get a great cup of coffee, pastry, or multiple non-coffee drinks with a lot of free harassment and sass! Yes you heard that right.  They have an inviting seating area, a quick drive-thru, and a relaxing patio. The customer service is excellent, and the drip coffee is less than $2.00 a cup and with every espresso drink, you’ll receive a chocolate-covered espresso bean.  They have a small table for kids to draw on with colored chalk.

8. Rembrandts

93 S Eagle Rd, Eagle, ID 83616 (208) 938-1564

For many years, Rembrandts has been Eagle’s downtown neighborhood restaurant. Striving to create community within this historic landmark, Rembrandts’ baristas, servers, and staff treat our customers like family, learning your favorite meals and beverages by heart. A breakfast and lunch destination, we provide the space for good conversation and outstanding food and beverages. Our charming interior dining space and our relaxing patio open during warmer weathermake Rembrandts a true community place to gather. Enjoy a meal with colleagues and friends, or treat yourself to a bit of relaxation over an espresso, mimosa, or glass of wine. We serve breakfast all day, with lunch options from 11 am to 3 pm, and we host private events and weddings in the evenings. You are invited to be part of our community at Rembrandts. 

9. Treasure Valley Coffee

11875 W President Dr, Boise, ID 83713 (208) 377-8488

Treasure Valley Coffee was started 35 years ago by Tom Boyer in his garage. Today Tom’s daughter, Suzanne carries on the quality-roasting that everyone came to love and expect. Treasure Valley Coffee selects only the finest Arabica beans from the many coffee growing regions of the world. They roast over 94 different whole beans in house and even offer a fresh roasted coffee of the day. Each 50lb roast-of-the-day is prepared every morning on a first come, first serve basis, you bag it yourself and it goes fast! A few of their signature drinks would be the Moochino, which is an espresso milkshake and basically any of their blended drinks. They also make a mean shot of espresso, it’s the real deal. 

10. Wired Bean

438 ID-55, Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629 (208) 793-3755

This is a great little coffee shop in Horseshoe Bend. The owner is a volunteer EMT in the community and most of her workers are a volunteer EMT’s as well. They have great inexpensive coffee and the service is always amazing.

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