Perk Up Duval County! The Ultimate Coffee Shop Guide

With a growing workforce, tons of college students and more than 100 people moving here every day, it’s clear that the Jacksonville region runs on coffee! Whether you’re seeking a spot to work remotely, socialize with friends or simply savor a cup of coffee and a meal, Jacksonville boasts a plethora of choices.

If you’re eager to discover the city’s vibrant coffee scene or are simply an espresso enthusiast, check out Find Your JAX’s curated list of the best coffee shops in Duval County:

Work-from-Home or Study Oasis

Brew – Riverside

In the heart of Historic Five Points, Brew is an espresso bar that dreams are made of! From coffee to matcha to lemonade, this coffee shop has it all. With an extensive lunch menu available until 4:00pm every day, it’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon studying or working while keeping your body and mind fueled.

Sago – Jacksonville Beach

Sago is a spacious coffee haven, especially during good weather when garage-style doors open to fill the place with natural sunlight and fresh air. With a conference-style room available for reservations and ample seating both inside and outside, it’s an ideal spot for long days of work or study.

Southern Grounds – Neptune Beach, San Marco and Avondale

Southern Grounds offers three unique locations and is perfect for a focused workspace with its beautiful outdoor patio. The combination of great coffee, an extensive breakfast and lunch menu as well as a relaxing atmosphere makes it hard to leave!

Urban Grind – Downtown

For a hidden gem downtown, Urban Grind is the place to be. Order your coffee and head to the back to discover the Urban Garden – a peaceful square with tables and chairs surrounded by plants, offering a serene spot amid the downtown hustle and bustle.


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Coffee Paired with Brunch

Le Petit Paris – Atlantic Beach, Mandarin and Southside

Walk through the doors of Le Petit Paris and you’ll be transported to France! This traditional Parisian café guarantees an exceptional experience with three different locations spread throughout Duval County. Offering authentic French pastries and a variety of coffee styles and flavors, it’s great for a breakfast or lunch outing.

1748 Bakehouse – Springfield

Located in the heart of Historic Springfield, 1748 Bakehouse is a bakery café that offers innovative baked goods – from seasonal pies, savory galettes, mini loaves, cakes and more, you’re in for a real treat. Looking for a good spot to meet friends from across town? Enjoy a delightful chat over coffee and savory sweets.  Don’t forget to check out their bodega for local goods and curated gifts!

Arepa Please – Brooklyn

Arepa Please brings the vibrant flavors of Venezuela to the Brooklyn neighborhood in Downtown Jacksonville! Creative expression and culinary delights come together to give patrons a mix of North and South America. Their menu features traditional Venezuelan cuisine as well as New York style culinary art, which means there’s something for everyone… and ending the meal with a café con leche is a must!


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Perfect Locale for Catching Up Over Coffee

Round Bird – Jacksonville Beach

Round Bird in Jacksonville Beach may be small, but it offers exceptional coffee and a cozy ambiance perfect for reconnecting with friends. The best part? Since it’s located just three blocks from the coastline, you can sip your coffee while you stroll the beach.

Social House – Avondale

Social House is the go-to spot for catching up with friends. Whether you’re reuniting with a long-distance bestie, catching up after a busy semester or just enjoying a coffee date with your roommate, Social House provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.


Located inside MOCA, Setlan’s mission is to spread joy through exceptional coffee and memorable service. With a serene environment and friendly staff, this unique space provides an experience that goes beyond coffee –  a cultural immersion awaits in the rotating galleries on display (just be sure to finish your drink first!).


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Jacksonville’s coffee scene is rich and varied, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re working, brunching or catching up with friends, make one of these fantastic coffee shops your next go-to spot!

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