Food

The Best Coffee Shop Chains 

Chef Jen
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Updated April 13, 2020 11k votes 3k voters 181.6k views 36 items

List Rules Coffee shops on this list must be chains; no local, single storefronts.

The best coffee shop chains are those coffee restaurants likely on your corner that offer up the best coffee and other beverages. From the corporate coffee giants like Starbucks to those smaller chains like Biggby Coffee, these coffee shops are enjoyed by millions each day for their coffee fix or just a delicious drink. If you'd rather have beans and fresh grounds delivered to your door, then enjoy one of these monthly coffee subscription boxes

Of all the coffee shop chains, Starbucks is easily the largest with over 20,000 locations in over 60 countries. Starbucks however is usually a love it or hate it company with many opting for locally owned coffee shops over the corporate culture of Starbucks. That said, Starbucks has proved that a coffee shop chain can be wildly successful which has inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

But coffee chains are not just about lattes and espressos with many, Starbucks included, offering bakery items, sandwiches and other food. Au Bon Pain, based in Boston, Panera Bread, headquartered in Missouri, Dunkin Donuts, a staple of of Massachusetts residents, and Tim Hortons, a Canadian chain that also operates in the United States, all have gone beyond yummy coffee beverages into food as well.So what do you prefer? Are you a Starbucks secret menu aficionado or prefer some of the smaller chains like Peet's, Dunn Bros or the Coffee Beanery? Vote for your favorite coffee shop chains or add any other beloved coffee chains below!

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Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage
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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants
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Tim Hortons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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Caribou Coffee Company, ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Limited-Service Restaurants
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The Coffee Bean & Te... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Peet's Coffee & Tea ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
smoggy__dusk added Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Limited-Service Restaurants
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Seattle's Best Coffee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Gloria Jean's Coffees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
zxray added Restaurant
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Dutch Bros. Coffee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
zxray added Retail
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Costa Coffee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
YamAgha added Restaurant, Hospitality, Coffee
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Cafe Barbera since 1870 ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
ElioBarbera added Cafe Barbera since 1870

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Lavazza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
zxray added Retail, Coffee
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Second Cup is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
LaChance added Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Limited-Service Restaurants
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Scooters Coffee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Bobby Gray added Scooters Coffee
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McDonald's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
SalvatoreIanni added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food
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Tully's Coffee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant
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Black Rock Coffee Bar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Juan Valdez Café ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Jose Delgado added Restaurant, Retail, Arts
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PJ's Coffee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Green Beans Coffee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Au Bon Pain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant, Bakery
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It's a Grind Coffee Hous... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
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Biggby Coffee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant
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Coffee Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
Restaurant
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Blenz Coffee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Coffee Shop Chains
zxray added Coffee