My good ol’ Mr. Coffee pot gets me through the day, but sometimes I am craving something a little more unique than my typical “reheated in the microwave at least three times before I ever get to the bottom” coffee. Sometimes we need a treat from one of the great coffee shops in Fargo.
So, call it a field trip, buckle in the kids, and head to one of these locally-owned Fargo coffee shops with a drive-thru.
It’s a great drive-thru stop with the kids (and grown-ups) because every cup of coffee comes with a mini cinnamon and sugar donut on top. So grab a coffee for you and a hot chocolate for the kids (you can even buy a bag of their mini donuts) and go for a drive! Another great feature is that all locations have a kid play area! Beanbags, coloring books, and a basket of toys sit in a cute corner so mom can have coffee with a friend or client while the kids are entertained nearby.
5675 26th Ave S./Veterans Blvd (West Fargo)
2550 S. University Dr. (South Fargo)
Bully Brew loves your dog and welcomes them into their coffee shop in Fargo. The shop was even named after the owner’s two bulldogs, Lizzie and Elvis. So head out on a walk with your pup and make a coffee stop. They’ve got a great chai latte to try and you can even buy treats for your pooch!
3216 Veteran’s Blvd (South Fargo)
Delicious lattes in town and great service… plus a friendly, positive message left on each cup! They make a unique drink called a Redbull Zinger, infused with fruit flavors. You’re sure to find something creative at Ladybug Latte.
619 Main Ave E (West Fargo)
A brand-new drive-thru location just opened on Sheyenne Street and 32nd Avenue! They offer a wide assortment of gourmet coffee, teas, specialty drinks, and more.
3150 Sheyenne Street (West Fargo)
Muddy Boots Coffee
If you’re looking to add a little drive to your coffee experience, head to Muddy Boots coffee in Mapleton, ND just 20 miles west of Fargo! They are a coffee and ice cream shop, and also carry bakery items, retail goods, and a maker’s market featuring local vendors.
Location: 649 Knutson St (Mapleton, ND)
If you need a quick caffeine perk and are short on time, Northstar coffee is a great pick. You likely have seen their small cabins in parking lots around town. They are drive-thru only and will get you your drink super fast and with a smile. A unique perk — they make their own homemade peanut butter latte syrup!
724 North University Drive (North Fargo)
2412 2nd Ave. S. (North Fargo)
32nd Ave. S. and 25th St. (South Fargo)
Red River Coffee
Red River Coffee is know for their made-from-scratch treats, fair trade organic coffee, espresso drinks, teas, smoothies, and milkshakes. They also serve lunch, old fashioned hand-scooped ice cream, and other snacks!
Location: 2600 52nd Ave. South (South Fargo)
Scooter’s is the newest spot in town to grab a drink! Their menu offers everything from traditional hot and iced coffee drinks, to cold foam options, lemonade, teas, and smoothies, and even a Red Bull infusion drink. Try something new and make sure to grab breakfast, too!
Location: 3610 Veterans Blvd (Fargo)
Thunder Coffee exists to create a sense of community through coffee. You will often find them using their space to bring people together, to collaborate with local non-profits or to uplift other small businesses, artists and makers. They take the time to ensure that your drink will taste great and they treat you well in the process. They offer several unique drinks and flavors, house-made baked goods (try their homemade Pop Tarts!), roast their own coffee, and even make all of their syrup flavors in house.
Location: 300 Sheyenne St #190 (West Fargo)
Twenty Below Coffee
Their new location in Moorhead just north of Concordia has a drive-thru option that’s fast and easy! And with delicious, homemade breakfast options this stop is a must for hungry moms and kiddos. BONUS: If you feel like an inside playdate, they have an awesome play area for kids complete with a tent, lofted fort, and pretend ship!
Location: 600 8th St S, Moorhead
This to-go Coffee House has a drive-up window service. They serve locally roasted 20 Below Coffee. Try their S’Mores Latte!
Location: 2812 North Broadway (North Fargo)
In the Horace area? Make sure to check out The Grove for a custom coffee drink and homemade sweet treat!
Location: 574 Main Street N (Horace, ND)
Want a coffee alternative? Namaste Chai is serving up the best tea in the region! They are a food truck that makes it way around the community, but is regularly parked by Beds By Design on 13th Ave and 45th St. in Fargo. Visit their Facebook page to see their route and schedule!
Location: Food Truck at 13th Ave & 45th St in Fargo
Hope & Coffee
Hope & Coffee is a nonprofit cafe located inside Soul Solutions Recovery Center. Their mission is to create a safe, supportive gathering space for anyone in recovery or affected by substance use disorder in a loved one.
Location: 1801 38th St S, Fargo
Roasted Rail Coffee
In the Dilworth area? Roasted Rail Coffee House is a locally owned and operated coffee shop in the Rail District of Dilworth, MN (just east of Moorhead). Check out their menu to find traditional coffee drinks, coffee alternatives, and even breakfast items!
I just dumped my cold, hour-old down the sink and am headed out! If I see you in the drive-thru of one these great Fargo coffee shops, I’ll raise my cup of goodness to you — a cheers from one caffeinated hardworking mom to another.
OTHER DRIVE-THRU COFFEE SHOPS
1625 13th Ave E Suite 200 (West Fargo)
5616 26th Ave S (West Fargo)
4484 15th Ave S (South Fargo)
4475 31st Ave S (South Fargo)
1270 17th Ave N (North Fargo)
1450 25th Street SW (South Fargo)
4900 13th Ave SW (South Fargo)
3771 53rd Ave S (South Fargo)
2511 Kirsten Ln S (South Fargo)
4480 26th Ave S (South Fargo)
1343 S University Dr (South Fargo)
906 Holiday Dr (Moorhead)
3250 Hwy 10 E (Moorhead)
3240 Veteran’s Blvd (West Fargo)
OTHER SIT-DOWN COFFEE SHOPS (No Drive-Thrus)
Atomic Coffee: 222 Broadway North (Downtown Fargo)
Babb’s Coffee: 604 Main Avenue (Downtown Fargo)
Red Raven Espresso Bar: 916 Main Ave (Downtown Fargo)
Sweet Dreams Confections: 4101 13th Avenue SW (South Fargo)
Third Drop Coffee: 111 Broadway North (Downtown Fargo) & 115 4th St S (Moorhead)
Twenty Below Coffee: 14 Roberts St N (Downtown Fargo)
Young Blood Coffee: 623 2nd Ave North (Downtown Fargo)