Best Café / Coffeehouse

1st Place: Acoustic Café (Eau Claire)
2nd Place: Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge
3rd Place: Eau Claire Downtown Coffee

If you’re looking for the best café according to our discerning readers, Acoustic Café (505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) is your No. 1 destination. This shop, located in the heart of downtown Eau Claire, is the place if you want to sip a hot cup of java or soul-warming soup while listening to local jams on select evenings. Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge (404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire) ranks as the second-best coffeehouse in the Valley, especially if you’re the type who prefers some dark roast with your furry companion by your side. (You heard right: This coffee shop is dog-friendly!) The newly opened Eau Claire Downtown Coffee (205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) — better known as ECDC — caters to your caffeine needs with a modern vibe and plenty of space to work away on your laptop while you sip. — Hailey Novak