Calling all coffee connoisseurs, caffeine addicts, and roastery lovers! The modern day coffee movement has spoiled us all. On nearly every corner, you can find coffee parlors, cafes, and trendy roasting operations, serving up finely made brews, free WiFi, and fresh baked goods in a homey atmosphere.
In Charlotte County, the roster of locally-owned caffeine peddlers is on the rise and we’re not mad about it! Check out this list of some of the best coffee shops in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood Beach. Whether you’re looking for a quick brew, tasty lunch, sweet snack, trendy meet-up spot, or somewhere to settle in for a day of work, there’s something for everyone in Charlotte County.
Zoet Sweet Boutique & Snack Bar
27670 Bermont Rd #2, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 | (941) 769-1746 | zoetsweets.com
Serving European-inspired comfort food and surprising creations, this dessert and snack bar offers coffee drinks, sandwiches, ice cream, and baked goods. The diverse menu makes this the perfect place to take the family when everyone wants something different.
The BEAN on 41 Coffee Shop
2705 Tamiami Trail Unit 413, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | (941) 769-2398 | thebeanon41coffeeshop.com
This diner-style coffee bar has served the area since 2001, offering espresso, cappuccino, sandwiches, lattés, healthy snacks, smoothies, breakfast, and lunch. You can also purchase bulk coffee, fresh-grinded to suit your preference.
Punta Gorda Coffee & Tea
117 Herald Ct Unit 118, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | (941) 916-9095 | facebook.com/puntagordacoffeeandtea
This shop sells gourmet blend coffees and teas and also offers specialty chocolates made nearby at Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine. They have outdoor seating and are conveniently located near Downtown Punta Gorda for a caffeine fix while shopping.
Ana’s European Cafe
315 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | (941) 347-8937 | anaseurocafe.com
This quaint cafe is located in a historic house in Downtown Punta Gorda and is a great atmosphere for a casual lunch or business meeting. Their menu features a wide selection of single origin coffee, baked goods, and European fare from Italy, France, Romania, and Austria.
Mercer’s Fresh Roasted Coffees
4678 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 | (941) 286-7054 | facebook.com/Mysubstanceabuse
Mercer’s sells estate-grown Arabica coffee beans from green coffee markets and hand roasts them daily at their local roastery. Their onsite coffee shop serves delicious breakfast and lunch selections and offers small-batch coffee, roasted to order so you can take it home to enjoy. Plush couches and free wifi make this a relaxing place for a meet-up.
Joe Maxx Coffee Company
450 W Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223 | (941) 208-5135 | joemaxxcoffee.com
Boasting “the best cup in town,” Joe Maxx Coffee Co. carries over a dozen unique varieties of coffee including a mix of robust, single origin roasts and flavored blends. Their cold brew, espresso, and signature lattes pair well with their fresh pastries, bagels and sandwiches.
Manatee Beans & Brews
4680 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL 34224 | (941) 662-7329 | facebook.com/ManateeBeansBrewsEnglewoodFL
This brightly-colored coffee shop offers gourmet espresso, freshly-baked goods, grab-and-go crab cakes, smoothies, and tea in a brightly-colored, beachy atmosphere. Conveniently located near Rotonda, it’s a great place to grab a snack on the way to the beach.
Irving’s Coffee & Creamery
405 W Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223 | (941) 460-8542 | facebook.com/irvingscoffee
Every morning, Irvin’s offers biscuits and sausage gravy, fresh breakfast sandwiches, Abbe's donuts, bagels, muffins, and croissants. Lunch options such as soups and sandwiches are available to go or you can cure your sweet tooth with their ice cream, pies, and cookies.
Yes, of course, I’d be remiss not to include your local Starbucks. Multiple locations can be found throughout Charlotte County. To find the location nearest you, visit www.starbucks.com.