Check out Volume One's Coffee Culture special section - with articles and info about the local coffee scene.
Talk about a dark horse! SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar (615 Graham Ave., Eau Claire) may be the new kid on the block, but they creamed the competition and nabbed first place in the poll this year for Best Café/Coffeehouse. In second, old favorite Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge (404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire) is well-loved for its assortment of coffee drinks and its cozy atmosphere. Coming in third is last year’s champion, the conveniently located Eau Claire Downtown Coffee, a.k.a. ECDC (205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire). — Natalie Rosenkranz