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The Top 5 Coffee Shops in Falmouth, Massachusetts
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Thursday, July 8, 2021

You'll want to get every day off on the right foot during your Cape Cod vacation, and for many, it all begins with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

Of course, reserving a vacation rental allows you to brew a pot at your leisure without having to leave the property, but there's something to be said for wandering a few of the Cape's towns and experiencing some local coffee shops.

Falmouth has numerous options when seeking that first cup of the day, including chains and local shops.

Here's a look at five of the best places to get a cup of coffee, or grab breakfast, in Falmouth, MA.

1) Daily Brew Coffee House

You'll find the Daily Brew Coffee House at the north end of Falmouth, right where the town meets Bourne. The vibe here is laidback and mellow, making it an excellent place to stop at first thing in the morning.

Daily Brew serves Jim's Organic Coffee, both hot and frozen, and has a selection of specialty drinks include its caramel latte, cappuccino, cafe latte, cocoa java, and cafe au lait. You can also add flavor shots to your coffee or grab a smoothie.

If you're in the mood for a full meal, a variety of sandwiches and wraps are available at Daily Brew, as well.

2) Talk of the Town Diner

Another venue in North Falmouth is called Talk of the Town Diner, a small restaurant in the North Falmouth Shopping Center. This diner is open for breakfast and lunch, with locals appreciating its coffee and other early morning offerings.

There's nothing necessarily unique about the coffee at Talk of the Town, but it usually comes with a delicious home-style meal in a friendly atmosphere.

You can get tea, hot chocolate, or a smoothie at the diner, as well.

3) Coffee Obsession

Fortunately for visitors to Cape Cod, Coffee Obsession has two locations: one in downtown Falmouth and another in Woods Hole. Coffee is the name of the game at both of these shops, as you can grab an espresso, macchiato, Americano, cappuccino, cocoa java, or cafe au lait, to name a few options.

Coffee Obsession also serves traditional drip coffee and has an extensive tea menu that is worth checking out if you're in the mood for something a little different.

The Woods Hole cafe has a full kitchen, too, so you can choose a breakfast to enjoy in-house or take it back to your vacation rental with you.

4) The Black Dog Heights Cafe

The Black Dog is a Martha's Vineyard-based chain with multiple locations on Cape Cod, in addition to Nantucket, Wareham, Newport, Rhode Island, and Mystic, Connecticut. The Falmouth location is called The Black Dog Heights Cafe, and it features an extensive breakfast and lunch menu that's sure to keep you coming back. It also enjoys an outstanding location on Falmouth Harbor, which is an excellent place for a walk in the morning.

The coffee menu at The Black Dog Heights Cafe includes both hot and iced options. You'll also find espresso, mocha latte, Americano, cappuccino, and tea available at the restaurant.

There's a lovely patio at The Black Dog Heights Cafe, and while you can't quite see the harbor from this outdoor area, it's just a short wander away before or after your visit.

5) Cape Cod Bagel Cafe

The Cape Cod Bagel Cafe is a counter-service establishment with a courtyard patio and a decent breakfast menu. As its name suggests, the restaurant focuses on bagels, but you can also get wraps, soups, salads, and sandwiches in the afternoon.

There's an on-site bakery at the Cape Cod Bagel Cafe, and they have a coffee bar featuring most of the basic items you'd want to drink in the morning. Their drip coffee comes from New England Coffee, as do their iced java offerings. You'll also find various types of tea on their menu.

As a bonus, you can buy a box of coffee at the Cape Cod Bagel Cafe, too. This box makes it easy for you to return to your vacation rental with enough java to keep the entire household happy.

Enjoy Your Coffee on the Cape

You'll have a few mornings to explore Falmouth's various coffee shops on your Cape Cod vacation, allowing you to try all of these venues if you wish to do so.

However, you might just find that the first one you visit is your favorite, and it could become an early morning staple as you spend time on the Cape.

Cape Cod is full of fantastic local businesses to visit during your time here, so make sure you get out there and give some of them a try.

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