Coffee’s On Us- Where to Get Free Coffee in Durham, NC

If you’re plugging the word “Starbucks” into your GPS for your next caffeine fix, you’re missing out. Durham has some of the best coffee around, a lot of it roasted right here in Bull City. Do you know there’s a few spots around town you can get free coffee with your Shop Durham card all year long? Yep, pretty awesome.

Durham Co-Op Market

Head over to Durham Co-Op Market and get a free cup of drip coffee every visit

May not be where you think of when you want to grab a cup of joe, but the Durham Co-Op has a cute cafe that serves Counter Culture. 

Unscripted Hotel

Get a small cup of Toby’s Estate coffee at Unscripted Hotel

The coffee shop here is awesome and it turns into a bar at night. Tons of cozy couches, the perfect place to set up camp with a cup of coffee and your laptop. 


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Spend $4 or more at LocoPops and get a free to-go coffee

You can’t go wrong with LocoPops. They serve up gourmet frozen ice cream pops and water-based fruit pops in a variety of flavors. Everything from Mexican Chocolate to Mighty Mojito to Malted Maltball. Their pops are made with ingredients that are as fresh and local as they can get. They also offer ice cream, pie and coffee. Bonus: There is a small kids play area!

More great coffee deals.

Cocoa Cinnamon

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Free churro with the purchase of any drink at Cocoa Cinnamon

If you love coffee, you have to come here. No questions. Voted the best coffee shop in Durham County by Indy Week, Cocoa Cinnamon has 3 Bull City locations and each has their own unique character. Their coffee will rock your world and we love that they are so focused on community and environmentally friendly.

Caballo Rojo Coffee

20% off 2 or more bags of coffee from Caballo Rojo Coffee (Find them at the farmer’s market or online!)

Gabby roasts Caballo Rojo’s coffee right at her home in Bull City. We absolutely love their small batch, artisan coffee and all the love that goes into making it. You can usually find them at the Durham Farmer’s market on Saturdays or you can grab a bag online.

Joe Van Gogh

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5% off $5 or more at Joe Van Gogh

Joe Van Gogh is everything a coffee shop should be. Excellent coffee, friendly baristas, and free wi-fi. They have 3 locations in Bull City. Be sure to check out their lavender syrup made in hose. You’ll find their coffee served at a multitude of other local businesses, like Guglhupf, Pine Cone, and Early Bird Donuts, and for a good reason- their coffee is AMAZING!


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Get 10% off your purchase at Kaffeinate

Kaffeinate is such a quaint little Brightleaf-adjacent coffee shop with amazing coffee. Hand-crafted, unique drinks and plenty of outlets to set up shop for an afternoon. 


Get a free donut with the purchase of any espresso drink at Monuts.

They started as a tricycle donut stand and look where they are now! It’s amazing to see how they have grown and they have even more deliciousness and variety now. They have a rotating selection of unique donuts and some classics like apple cider, plus sandwiches, salads, biscuits, and more.

Pine Cone

10% off your purchase

At Pine Cone, they serve the essentials: Maple View Farm ice cream and Joe Van Gogh coffee. You’ll find this spot at Brightleaf Square and they have specials everyday of the week.

Get your own Shop Durham card here.


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