But First, Coffee

It is still only in the 40s outside here in Provincetown and I need coffee.  On a bright note, the sun came out today.  As I shiver in my chair, I’m daydreaming about a stroll down Commercial Street and a toasty warm cup of coffee.  Spring and summer and all the frozen treats you can dream of are just around the corner but for now, a hot, nutty beverage is the perfect antidote to the never-ending New England Winter.  Provincetown’s got plenty of coffee shops, but here are three that stand out from the crowd.  Best part: they’re all open this time of year! Well, technically Joe opens this Saturday, April 1.

Wired Puppy

Voted best coffee by Cape Cod LIFE magazine for 8 years running, this place is a Commercial Street institution.  Plenty of specialty coffees on the menu as well as a single serve brewing station.  All of their coffee is certified organic and fair trade and I dare you to make it out without buying something—a shirt, a coffee cup—with that cute little dog on it.

I Like Big Cups, And I Cannot Lie

Kohi Coffee

Also conveniently located on Commercial Street, this shop is a relative newcomer (opened in 2014) but is fast establishing its reputation as a haven for the coffee maven.  With all fair trade and certified organic offerings on a menu that changes daily, Kohi may just be the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.

Joe Coffee & Café

For many folks, this is their GO TO spot for coffee in Provincetown.  While I will be forgoing their patio this time of year, it is awesome in the summer—quite possibly the best people watching ever (a claim that applies to just about any restaurant on Commercial Street, I suppose).  A perfect spot to start your day.  People rave about the croissants.  In the summer, it’s crowded, but we needn’t worry about that now.