Some days coffee drinkers need a little something more. More than the average diner or convenient store cup of joe. Craft coffee is a relatively new term in the coffee world, and in its simplicity, craft coffee is a really good quality coffee. From how the beans are grown, to the equipment used to brew it and the presentation of the final product, craft coffee not only tastes good, it also looks good. Here are some of the best craft coffee spots in Cleveland.
Pour Cleveland
530 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 479-0395

Considered Cleveland’s first international multi-roaster coffee bar, Pour Cleveland has some of the best coffee in all of Ohio. Located in the heart of downtown, this craft coffee shop presents itself in a clean and modern way. The moment you walk through the doors you will feel welcome and after you have that first cup of coffee, there is no doubt that you will return for more. Pour Cleveland has been around since 2013 and with its cultivated baristas and delicious coffee, it is sure to stick around for many years to come.

The Cooper Moon
1127 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 296-9281

The Cooper Moon on Euclid Avenue in the Theater District serves gourmet coffee, teas and smoothies. Their coffee selections include espresso, caffe white mocha, Italian macchiato, cappuccino, and other coffee lover favorites. The Cooper Moon also has some of their own craft creations, including the Cleveland Toddy which is an iced coffee, and the cafe au lait.
The menu often changes with the seasons, so you can expect new and flavorful creations every few months.

Erie Island Coffee Co.
19300 Detroit Ave.
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-1510

You won’t be disappointed in the selection at Erie Island Coffee Co. This Rocky River coffee shop has so many different hot and cold coffees to chose from, that you will have to make a few visits to try everything that you want to taste. The menu includes brewed coffees, espressos, iced coffees, blended coffees and the classics, such as lattes and macchiatos. Erie Island Coffee Co. also has a location in downtown Cleveland on East 4th Street.

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Gypsy Beans And Baking Company 
6425 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 939-9009

Located in the Gordon Square Arts District, Gypsy Beans and Baking Company is open seven days a week until 9 p.m. This coffee house and bistro serves locally roasted coffees and has a wide variety of bakery items to accompany your java. Gypsy Beans and Baking Company is known for their “passport drinks” and there are12 different ones to choose from. Passport drinks include the Tropics, which is made up of macadamia nut and coconut, perfect if you are in a beach mood. If you want something with a taste of chocolate, try the Berlin, which is chocolate and cherry, or the Moscow, made up of white chocolate and raspberry.

Rising Star Coffee
1455 West 29th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 273-3573

Rising Star Coffee in Hingetown brews fresh and delicious coffee daily. Located in the Ohio City Firehouse since 2012, this coffee shop knows how to deliver the best quality of java to their customers. If you are in a hurry, you can even place your order online and it will be ready for you when you arrive. Rising Star Coffee also sells their beans, so you can enjoy their tasty product in the comfort of your own home.

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Amanda Keeler is a freelance writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Journalism. Her work can be found on