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.
Community. Driven. Coffee.
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 home made Pop Tarts!), roast their own coffee, and even make all of their syrup flavors in house. Make sure to watch their seasonal menu as they rotate new, and sometimes odd sounding, drinks. They assure us that they taste through all the not so great versions of the drink first and only serve the ones that taste good!
OTHER LOCAL DRIVE-THRU COFFEE SHOPS
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 two coffee shops 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Twenty Below Coffee: 14 Roberts St N (Downtown Fargo)
Young Blood Coffee: 623 2nd Ave North (Downtown Fargo)