the definitive list
Buzzing back and forth across Montana is pretty much a side gig for me and my boi. With family in Billings and jobs in Missoula, we drive some serious hours and as such need some serious fuel. In the 11 years I've trekked across the state I've made a mental list of the only coffee shops worthy of my valuable time.
With all that said, you don't care about the intro, I don't care about the intro. Let's get to the list already.
You can always count on these Edison bulbed hipsters to provide you with a stellar Americano. They've also recently partnered with a local bakery to provide you with amazing pastries. So like, why go anywhere else?
Treeline always have some kind of special concoction that's irresistible. Truth be known, I can't even remember what this (pictured) was. All I know is that it was amazing and I drank half of it...much to Jesse's chagrin as it wasn't mine. They are meticulous about their roasts which translates in all their coffee. Oh! And they have cute geo pour over filters that are travel size for all your camping needs.
3. Blodgett Creamery Coffee Saloon
Small town in Montana don't exactly have a reputation for great coffee, but with Polson it's a different story. If you find yourself wandering through on your way to Glacier, stop here. You can get delicious coffee, ice cream and food. WHAT. MORE. DO. YOU. WANT.
4. Black Coffee Roasting Co.
TO BE FAIR, there are a zillion and half great places to get coffee in Missoula. Le Petite (amazing bakery as well), Clyde Coffee, Drum Coffee... I could go on. But I won't. Black Coffee is considered the OG in my mind and I have never been disappointed with their drinks, beans, pastries or special toast. Simple as that.
Alright, here's the thing.
The list isn't exactly comprehensive. But in truth, they are my go-tos when traveling. I refuse to stop anywhere else because I'm a snob.
*It should be noted that I really love Harper and Madison in Billings as well (but for a quick stop it's Moav or The Annex)