10 Places to Get Your Clay County Coffee Fix

Clay County folks don’t have to venture out of the county line to enjoy a good cup of Joe. Whether seeking a spot to meet up with friends, take your kids on a mommy-and-me date, get coffee in a jiffy via drive-thru, or simply indulge in self-care and get some time alone while enjoying that heavenly coffee aroma… there are so many notable local coffee shops right here in our backyard. Here’s a list of the best Clay County coffee shops in no particular order:

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Royal Moose Coffee

Where: Middleburg | Drive-Thru: Yes | Highchairs: No | My Order: Cherry mocha, croissant with egg for me, a cinnamon roll for the little one.

Royal Moose Coffee is mainly a drive-thru, and they have tables and chairs set up outside at the back. It’s covered, so don’t worry if it’s raining, but it does get chilly sitting out there in the morning since it’s right next to a fenced-off creek. Note that you’re still sitting right next to the drive-thru, so no running around for your little ones! They also offer Blue Bell Ice Cream, and I think I’ll order the coffee float next time! Be sure to snap a photo with the moose statue before y’all leave! 2441 Blanding Blvd, Middleburg, FL 32068

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The Mini Bar

Where: Fleming Island | Drive-Thru: No | Highchairs: Yes | My Order: 16 oz. regular iced latte, and, of course, donuts!

The Mini Bar started out in the Jacksonville Beach area, but I am so glad they have expanded all the way out to Fleming Island. This new store just opened up in February 2022, and they proudly serve coffee using Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. You can order beer here, too, if your date prefers that over coffee. 1524 County Rd 220 #4, Fleming Island, FL 32003

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The Urban Bean Coffeehouse Cafe

Where: Orange Park | Drive-Thru: Yes | Highchairs: Yes | My Order: Pumpkin Honey iced latte with almond milk, salmon omelet for me. Fruit pot with honey, kid’s cheese sandwich with ham, gourmet baked donut with rainbow sprinkles for the kids.

One of the original coffee shops in Orange Park, the Urban Bean Coffeehouse has a kid’s area for the children where they can sit and eat in their miniature table and chairs. Along with toys and books to keep them entertained. There’s also a piano in the corner of the coffee shop for live music. Be sure to call ahead for the schedule since it varies every week. Our favorite Clark House Park Playground is just less than a mile from the coffee shop, so we love getting food and drinks here first, and then head out to the playground. 2023 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073

Courtesy of Spring Park Coffee’s Facebook page.

Spring Park Coffee

Where: Green Cove Springs | Drive-Thru: No | Highchairs: Yes | My Order: Iced latte for me.

Spring Park Coffee has been around since 2011 and is a local favorite hangout spot. They serve freshly roasted coffee from their sister company, Brass Tacks Coffee Co., and I love that you get a free coffee if your name is featured for the day on their outdoor sign. I’m still waiting for a “Corinna” to this day, but they had my nickname “Cory” before. I think that still counts! Spring Park is just a walking distance away from this coffee shop. I highly recommend heading that way and letting your kids run around for a bit after ordering your coffee and pastries. There’s also a splash pad that opens in the summertime, so be sure to bring those bathing suits and towels for the kids if you’re up for exploring and good times! 328 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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Daily Donuts

Where: Orange Park | Drive-Thru: Yes | Highchairs: Yes | My Order: Although they serve a variety of coffee, I always order their boba Thai tea, and, of course, donuts for me and the kids.

This mom-and-pop Daily Donuts shop is adorable. Where they are located used to be a dry cleaner next to Moosehaven Lodge off SR-17 (Park Avenue). I love the bright yellow and cheerful mural on the wall, and the kids love that they can see the donuts at eye level. The place is always packed inside, so try to go after breakfast time. Or check out their drive-thru service. 1513 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073

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Present Tense Coffee and Books

Where: Lake Asbury (Green Cove Springs) & Middleburg | Drive-Thru: No | Highchairs: Yes | My Order: Lavender iced latte and pastries.

It’s like the bookstore world and coffee shop world colliding into one happy place! Sure, there’s always Starbucks at Barnes & Noble, but Present Tense Coffee and Books has used books either for you to read while sipping your coffee at the shop or to purchase to take home with you. They accept used books, too, so be sure to bring yours next time you visit. The place is super kid-friendly with storytime and crafting for kids on Wednesday mornings. They also have a book club for adults and kids. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates. If you’re up for more adventures, then check out our other favorite playground Ronnie Van Zant Park, which is just further down the road from the Lake Asbury location! 2851 Henley Rd suite 103, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043; 2561 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068

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Ellianos Coffee Company

Where: Orange Park | Drive-Thru: Yes | Highchairs: No | My Order: Tuscany toffee iced coffee for me and a strawberry banana smoothie for the kids. I also ordered the apple cinnamon pecan and banana nut muffins.

Ellianos Coffee Company is drive-thru only, and there is no outdoor seating available. This Southeast chain coffee place offers baked goods, a few breakfast items, and smoothies. Their mission is “to captivate our customers by delivering an unmatched level of quality, consistency, and speed in every cup.” I strongly agree with the speedy service. The line at the drive-thru may be long, but it’s always quick. 301 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073

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The Lab: Bakery & Coffee Bar

Where: Orange Park | Drive-Thru: No | Highchairs: No | My Order: Large cappuccino and key lime rum cake balls. Also ordered homemade banana rum cake to-go!

The Lab: Bakery & Coffee Bar is a family-owned local coffee shop that serves coffee using Martin Coffee Company and baked goodies from Rummies & Yummies, a custom rum cake factory. Mother and daughter, Mary and Amy, started the rum cake factory and then opened up The Lab: Bakery & Coffee Bar. Though there is no kid’s area or highchairs available, the place is spacious for children to play while moms sip their coffees and enjoy the baked goodies. You have to get a rum cake! 1580 Wells Rd Unit 7 & 8, Orange Park, FL 32073

Java Jitters Coffee

Where: Orange Park | Drive-Thru: No | Highchairs: No | My Order: Colombian hot coffee for me, hot chocolate for the little one.

Java Jitters Coffee is located inside Orange Park Mall. They offer all kinds of hot coffee and latte flavors such as Vanilla, Carmella, White Mocha, Dark Mocha, Turtle Mocha, Snickers, and many more. You can purchase muffins with your to-go coffee, which is a great pick-me-upper while shopping. Inside Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Rd Unit 1096A, Orange Park, FL 32073

Photo courtesy of FirePower Coffee Roasters.

FirePower Coffee Roasters

Where: Keystone Heights | Drive-Thru: Yes | Highchairs: No | My Order: I haven’t been there yet, but I’m excited to try out their own locally-roasted coffee.

FirePower Coffee Roasters is a mom-and-pop’s roastery and coffee shop located in Keystone Heights. Place has a cozy vibe to it and they roast their own coffee beans. They pride themselves on freshness as the key ingredient to a great cup of coffee. They also offer tea and baked goodies. If you head out that way with your little ones, check out the nearby playground Geneva Jungle! It is only few minutes away from the coffee shop. 322 South East, FL-100, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

For more, visit Need a Caffeine Fix? Meet Our Favorite Local Coffee Shops in Jax.

If you know of any other local coffee shops in the area we should check out, drop their names and location in the comments. Enjoy your cup o’ Joe!

Jacksonville University alumna, Corinna Hoffman is a professional family and baby photographer working at her studio located in Riverside. She is a Yankees fan married to a Red Sox fan by choice. Corinna and her husband, Robert, are both passionate about their baseball teams just as much as they are with the Jacksonville Jaguars! They have been married for almost 14 years now and have two boys, Lincoln and Lochlan. When she is not photographing other people’s children, she is always taking photos of her kids as you can tell by her Instagram posts. They like to support all things local. Find them at a mom and pop's restaurant, brewery, or family events like the Jumbo Shrimp baseball games. They love the outdoors and camping so you might also find them hiking the nature trails in town!

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