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The 7 Best Coffee Shops with Outdoor Patios in Fort Collins

Todd Sledge May 2, 2023

With its pleasant weather and scenic beauty, Fort Collins is a place you’ll want to sip your coffee in the great outdoors — especially during the warmer months ahead. Whether you’re catching up with a friend, need a change of scenery to work remotely, or want to bring your dog along, there’s nothing better than finding a coffee shop with the perfect outdoor patio space.
We’ve rounded up our top picks for the best coffee shops with outdoor patios in Fort Collins, so you can enjoy your caffeine fix while basking in the sun or retreating to the shade. Don’t forget your reusable coffee mug, some sunscreen, and your furry friend!

The Fox Den

1680 Laporte Avenue
Photo Courtesy of The Fox Den: No Waste Cafe & Roastery
The Fox Den: No Waste Cafe & Roastery is a charming, relatively new coffee shop serving freshly roasted coffee and food items such as pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The cafe promotes a no-waste environment, and all beverages are served in reusable glass jars or mugs, which customers can choose from the wall or use their own jar or travel mug. A coffee bean refill station is also available, stocked with freshly-roasted beans and reusable jars. The cafe’s furniture and decor are reclaimed, and their food and tea vendors use glass jars and reusable containers for deliveries. The shop also plans to open a mini refill bar for items such as soap and laundry powder in the future! In addition to the cozy indoor seating, The Fox Den also boasts a beautiful outdoor courtyard complete with comfortable seating, shade umbrellas, and string lights, providing the perfect spot to enjoy your coffee while taking in the fresh air and sunshine.

Lima Coffee Roasters

302 South College Avenue Suite 130
Lima Coffee Roasters is based here in Fort Collins, offering fair trade and organic coffee to the masses online and at each of their locations, including their coffee bar in the heart of Old Town. Founded in 2018, their focus is on roasting coffee with the intention of highlighting each bean’s natural flavors. With over 10 years of experience in the coffee industry, Lima Coffee Roasters offers a variety of blends and single-origin beans, perfect for any coffee enthusiast. They source their beans from importers dedicated to environmental and social responsibility and prioritize fair trade and organic options whenever possible. Plus, their cozy shop is the ideal spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up with friends or work, with both indoor and outdoor seating available. The exterior is lined with plenty of cute white cafe tables, many of which are in the shade!

Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House

Photo Courtesy of Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House is a publisher and organization focused on high-quality literature and art. From their Willow Street headquarters, they publish serials, books and a community newspaper — all of which strive to engage our community with the world and with literature. Because Wolverine Farm is also a Publick House, you can stop in and enjoy a local snack or beverage (like a cup of coffee!), shop local makers in the retail space, and attend one of their many events. Their space is as inspiring and welcoming as their literary work! The stunning outdoor seating area is adorned with lush greenery, string lights, a fire pit, and garden boxes. It’s the perfect spot to relax with a book or a drink, catch up with friends, or attend one of their outdoor events.

Butterfly Cafe

212 Laporte Avenue #2725
The Butterfly Cafe, located in the historic Butterfly Building in the heart of Old Town, is a unique and charming dining experience. The concept was designed specifically for the small 400-square-foot space, and the team has taken on the challenge of providing the best possible experience to customers despite the limited area. With over 20 years of combined experience in the coffee and food industry, Mike, Ali, and Emmy are committed to healthy eating and living, reflected in the Butterfly Cafe’s menu. They serve a variety of food items, including soups, salads, sandwiches, and more, in addition to coffee. While the interior is small, Butterfly Cafe has a spacious outdoor patio, making it the perfect destination for a sunny day.

Bindle Coffee

1933 Jessup Drive
Photo Courtesy of Bindle Coffee
Located in Jessup Farm Artisan Village, Bindle Coffee is a beloved coffee house for the local community. Husband and wife owners, Andrew and Jenn Webb, are committed to sourcing high-quality coffee beans and promoting fair treatment for both farmers and consumers. Their dedication to ethical and sustainable practices is evident in their beautifully renovated 19th-century mechanic’s shop, where they roast their beans. Bindle Coffee also features a lovely patio area with shade umbrellas, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and soak in the charming atmosphere of the village. Be sure to check out their world map that showcases the origins of their current beans!

Everyday Joe’s

144 South Mason Street
Everyday Joe’s is a volunteer-powered nonprofit coffee house — but it is much more than just a coffee shop. The team behind Everyday Joe’s is made up of about 30 volunteers who create a welcoming environment for all who visit. The coffee shop serves top-tier beverages, brewing beans from Color Coffee Roasters and Oddly Correct Coffee. And beyond coffee, Everyday Joe’s also hosts art installations, community events, and concerts, creating a space for creativity, good causes, and good work. The interior is cozy and open, with exposed brick and soaring ceilings, and outside, you’ll find a handful of small tables along the sidewalk, where you can enjoy the fresh air and watch passersby. Whether you’re stopping in for a cup of coffee, checking out local art, or attending an event, you’re sure to feel right at home at Everyday Joe’s.

Harbinger Coffee

3581 East Harmony Road #160 + 236 South College Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Harbinger Coffee
Harbinger Coffee is a mecca for coffee lovers seeking exceptional service and artisanal coffee. Their expert team sources and roasts coffee beans to create aromatic blends, served by trained baristas with attention to detail, ensuring that no two cups are alike. Founded in 2012 by Jonathan Jarrow and joined by Ben Kutcher in 2016, this Northern Colorado staple focuses on hospitality and has something for everyone, from a quick caffeine fix to a cozy space to unwind. And both their Old Town and Harmony locations, you can relax on their outdoor patio, which has some shaded tables as well as full-sun tables!

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