Best Coffee

1st Place: Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge
2nd Place: The Coffee Grounds
3rd Place: Caribou Coffee

Whether you’re cramming for an exam or meeting up with an old friend, coffee from Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge (404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire) is always the answer. With drinks like the Zombie and the classic Racy’s blend, Racy’s is a clear winner in this category. The Coffee Grounds (4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire) is your next pick for coffee. This café offers all kinds of roasts as well as treats galore, so you can only expect pure happiness when your drink order is up. Finally, you can never go wrong with a cup of Joe from Caribou Coffee (three Eau Claire locations). With delicious blends like the Sumatra, their coffee is basically a hug in a cup. — Natalie Rosenkranz