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Seven coffee shops to try in OKC, Edmond

Thanks to a variety of coffee shops located throughout Oklahoma City and Edmond, OK, Oklahoma Christian University students can study and do homework off campus. In addition to Oklahoma Christian’s campus coffee shop, The Brew, students responded via the Talon’s social media, sharing why they enjoy spending time in the city’s various coffee shops.

Below are some of the most popular Oklahoma City and Edmond coffee shops, as voted on by Oklahoma Christian students.

Evoke – Edmond, OK

Open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and located in historic downtown Edmond, Evoke offers a variety of coffee, breakfast and lunch options. For Oklahoma Christian students looking for a part-time job opportunity, Evoke is currently looking for a new barista and wafflers. Additional information can be found on Evoke’s website.

According to junior Carly Nelson, Evoke provides “beautiful lighting, a chill vibe and is never overcrowded.”

Ellis Island – Edmond, OK

Located just down the road from Evoke, Ellis Island works to provide customers with a welcoming and comfortable retreat to study, socialize and relax. The Edmond coffee shop offers coffee and espresso roasted by Eote Coffee, La Baguette pastries, breads and cakes, in addition to vegan and gluten-free doughnuts.

According to junior Bekah Kashorek, “it’s a cute atmosphere, is usually not super packed and they have more variety in drinks.”

Vintage Coffee – Oklahoma City, OK

Described as “different in the best way” by its customers, the coffee lounge and drive-thru offers organic and fresh drinks made with real and fresh ingredients.

According to senior Rachel Peterson, Vintage Coffee is “clean tasting, not too sweet, [with] fun flavors such as bananas foster and fried ice cream.”

Sophomore Yesenia Gomez said she would describe Vintage Coffee as having “cute mugs, and [it] is comfortable, with a nice and quiet environment.”

Coffee Jerks – Oklahoma City, OK

Offering breakfast burritos, pastries and oatmeal, in addition to coffee and specialty drinks, Coffee Jerks prides itself on offering “good coffee without the fuss.”

According to junior Shaley Goad, “they have a lot of sugar-free syrups and a bomb peanut butter frozen latte.”

Stitch Café – Oklahoma City, OK

With two locations in the West Village in Film Row and the Bridge in Bricktown, Stitch Café believes “food should be intentional, inspiring and fresh.” Offering a seasonal menu and ensuring all ingredients are sourced from ethical purveyors, Stitch “hopes that our intentionality makes you realize that you are a part of something greater than yourself and leaves you feeling a sense of purpose.”

Features in the building include the Plant Shoppe, The Goods Co., a coffee and juice program, a charging station and a morning, noon and night menu.

According to senior Hunter Strickland, she enjoys Stitch because of “all of the greenery. It’s a nice place where you can study, drink coffee and just unwind.”

Woodshed Coffee and Tea – Oklahoma City, OK

Offering responsibly sourced loose leaf tea and single origin coffee, Woodshed works to uphold its values of inspiration, sincerity, stewardship, responsibility and design. Students can also find Woodshed’s teas in shops throughout Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Texas and Oklahoma.

According to senior Alana Waugh, Woodshed is “family owned and beautiful with wonderful coffee, too. It’s also quiet and a great place to study.”

Compass Coffeehouse – Edmond, OK

“Not all who wander are lost, some are just looking for coffee.” Compass provides Oklahoma-roasted Topeca coffee, free Wi-Fi and a drive-thru window. Students interested in a local part-time job can fill out the employment application on its website.

According to senior Emma Duncan, Compass “is just far enough from campus that you won’t run into people and get distracted.”

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