This month, U.S. News and World Report said Washington state as a whole is the best in the nation.
Now, Spokane is receiving recognition again for a beverage that many Inland Northwest residents enjoy.
Livability, a site that ranks and small and mid-sized cities, put Spokane at No. 2 out of 10 on its list of “unexpectedly awesome coffee cities.” The site described Spokane as one of America’s “booziest cities,” thus creating the need for “hangover-curing coffee shops.”
Livability pointed out Spokane’s access to 319 coffee shops throughout the city, totaling about 148 shops per 100,000 residents.
Coffee in Spokane is also relatively affordable, Livability said. SmartAsset reports that an average cappuccino will cost Spokanites $3.69.
Several popular coffee shops also received recognition, including Atticus Coffee & Gifts and Paper and Cup.
KREM 2 Morning News asked for your vote on your favorite coffee shop on Wednesday. Indaba and Revel 77 took the top two spots, while Atticus and Spaceman Coffee tied for third.
The coolest coffee shop according to Livability? Spaceman Coffee, which the site describes as a David Bowie-themed dive coffee shop with house-made syrups.
Another plus? Spokane is one of the nation’s Best Cities for Book Lovers, according to Livability. That means you can relax with your favorite book and cup of coffee from one of the hundreds of shops available.
Boise, Idaho, which topped Livability’s 2019 list of Top 100 Best Cities to Live, also made the list of unexpectedly awesome coffee cities at No. 6.