Spokane, WA Restaurants Overview: Coffee, Classic

By Hannah Bulla on August 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm EST

Only 200 miles from the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, Spokane takes after nearby Seattle, providing the area with an extensive list of local coffee shops to choose from. But it doesn’t stop there. Spokane's local flavors are found in the city’s several iconic restaurants.

Coffee Shops

Coffee aficionados will feel right at home in Spokane with gourmet coffee available at several of the local shops.

Within walking distance of River Park Square Mall in downtown Spokane, Atticus Coffee, Brews Brothers Espresso Lounge, Madeleine’s Cafe & Patisserie, and other independent coffee shops serve gourmet coffee in a quiet, relaxing setting.

Other local favorites include the Shop, an old car garage converted into a coffee shop, and the Rockwood Bakery, both found on the South Hill.


All aboard Frank’s Diner for the best breakfast in town, according to the Inlander’s People’s Choice Awards.

With two locations available, Frank’s Diner has served Spokane for more than 80 years. Frank’s Diner offers an excellent breakfast menu, including items such as a spicy rock crab, lobster omelet, and fried green tomatoes and eggs, in addition to gourmet burgers like a jalapeno pepper jack bacon burger or a spicy Cajun chicken burger.

Benewah Milk Bottle

The location of Johnny Depp’s famous Buster Keaton routine in the classic movie Bennie and Joon, the Benewah Milk Bottle has been a Spokane landmark since 1935. There’s no better place in Spokane for an old-fashioned milk shake.

The Scoop

One of the best-kept secrets in town, the Scoop has specialty ice cream, gourmet coffee and local baked goods year round in the quaint South Hill neighborhood. With affordable treats, the Scoop gives off an old-fashioned drug store feel, bringing customers back to the good ole' days.

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