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My top 3 coffee shops in El Paso

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at NMSU chapter.


When you think of El Paso not many people think of coffee shops. But, El Paso has a lot of talent, plenty of local coffee shop owners. So much to choose from and from my point of view this is probably going to be one of the hardest lists for me to make. I am one of those people who love coffee shops and I am big on supporting local. Every time I come back to school here in Las Cruces, I am always talking about where to go. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to take my friends to El Paso to enjoy these local, vibrant places, so instead, I’m going to make a list so whenever you’re ever in El Paso you can come to check these out for yourself.



  • Global Coffee

Global Coffee has always been one of my favorites ever since it opened. The picture you see below is the Horchata Frappe and its best to drink in the summer. The staff is super friendly, so much so that I’ve considered these baristas my friends. The environment is super chill and hip. Sometimes they have open mic night, which brings local poets and talented musicians a chance to play their own music. Want to check this place out here is the location and time that they’re open.


  • Hours of operation:
  • Mon: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tue: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wed: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thu: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Fri: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sun: closed


  • Instagram handle: @globalcoffeeep


Photo by: Victoria Acosta 



  • The Coffee Box 

The coffee box is located at the heart of downtown. The shop is made out of metal cargo containers. It’s unique and stands out among some of the coffee shops that we have in El Paso. During the holidays when the lights are on the plaza this is the perfect place to spend. They also have a balcony where you can overlook everything in the plaza. I have only tried two drinks from here so far, I have tried the frappes and compared to star bucks this is better. Of course, this is my only personal opinion. Here are the drinks you should try, I am basing these off of friends and reviews I have read on the yelp. The ones you should try are White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Latte and the coconut latte. Hope you enjoy and be sure to tag them on their Instagram.

  • website: http://www.elpasocoffeebox.com/
  • Location: Address: 401 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79901
  • Hours of operation: Mon: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tue: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Wed: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Instagram handle: @elpasocoffeebox

Photo by: James. T 



  • Hillside Coffee and Donut 

Hillside is located on the west part of El Paso, inside the Monticello. The environment here is the best, sometimes it has its low-lighting so you can study and they have a variety of drinks and food. Here you can either sit outside on the patio during the summer or of course sit inside. The best part about this local coffee shop is that you are set in the heart of local business owners. There you will find local shops for plants, clothes and even a noodle restaurant. I, of course, have only been there once as well, but I adored it and when you are coming from Las Cruces to El Paso this is a perfect stop along the way. Oh, and before I forget, they are currently in the process of opening up another location in the eastside.


Here are the location and hours of operation:

  • Address: 4935 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79912
  • Mon: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tue: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Wed: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 6:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sun: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • website: http://www.hillsidecoffeeanddonut.com/


  • Instagram handle: @hillside


Photo Courtesy of Hillside 


These are the best ones I can think of for now. Next time I will write on which noodle places you should check out because believe me in El Paso, it may seem like not much is happening but the food and coffee scene is huge. Stay tuned!


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