Higher Grounds

Enjoying your daily fix from locally owned coffee shops warms you inside and out.

By Carla Boecklin January 1, 2013 Published in the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Park City Magazine

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Fresh croissants and joe at Main Street’s Java Cow

Image: Thomas Cobb

A frosty day affords the perfect excuse to indulge in a latte, hot chocolate, or chai tea while the snow floats down outside. Park City is lucky to have multiple homegrown shops around town offering custom morning brews and tasty treats with lots of local flair.

Silver Bean Coffee Café (Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Pkwy, 435.658.4200) is a must-see. Olympic moguls medalist Shannon Bahrke founded the Silver Bean Coffee Co in 2002, and now the Silver Bean Coffee Café provides a unique spot to enjoy great coffee while watching professional athletes and newbies alike attack Nordic jumps, bobsled tracks, and skeleton rides at the Utah Olympic Park.

Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse (738 Main St, 435.214.7241, is the hippest place in town. Delight in a red velvet mocha crafted with local Millcreek Coffee Roasters beans, or retreat to a table with a traditional English tea tray, presented with cream, sugar, and chocolate on the side.

Park City Bread & Bagel (3126 Quarry Rd, 435.655.0913, offers a living room setting complete with a fireplace, couches, board games, and a library. Serving Silver Bean Coffee and favorites such as bagel burgers and piping-hot chai, this free Wi-Fi hot spot also boasts distinctive French toast and cinnamon crunch bagel varieties.

Java Cow (402 Main St, 435.647.7711) is a cafe-cum-bakery that also features all-natural, made-in-house ice cream. The parlor, which includes a selection of nondairy treats, is outfitted in 2002 Olympic and colorful bovine paraphernalia and has become an attraction in itself for visitors to the area.

Park City Coffee Roaster (1680 West Ute Blvd, 435.647.9097, and 638 Park Ave, 435.649.0051, is a local gem. The Kimball Junction location plays host to business deals, and the Old Town location is a celebrity docking station during Sundance. Be sure to say hi to Park City Mayor Dana Williams, who is a barista at the Park Avenue shop!

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