These Coffee Shops Have More Instagram-Worthy Drinks Than Starbucks

If we had a dollar for every time we scrolled across a shot of a Starbucks drink in our Instagram feed, we'd be able to buy out the chain in less than 30 days.

Don't get us wrong, we love Starbucks as much as the rest of you, but we're so tired of seeing their same ol' beverages on Insta. There's no need to share a pic of your go-to order every day, Brenda. We commend your unwavering loyalty to their Skinny Vanilla Latte, but please stop posting about them like it's your job.

Anyway, where were we? Oh, yeah! Starbucks is fantastic and so are their drinks, but we wouldn't necessarily say they're all that Instagram-worthy. In fact, there are a handful of other coffee shops around the U.S. that boast a roster of more photogenic drinks than Starbucks. Keep scrolling to check 'em out!

Rad Coffee

Location: 232 N 2nd Ave., Upland, CA 91786

This quaint little coffee joint has some pretty rad drinks, if we do say so ourselves. Their menu is full of some sweet blended drinks, similar to Frappuccinos, but way cuter. Our personal fave is the Cookies & Scream, which is coffee blended with Oreos and cookie butter then topped with blue whipped cream and Cookie Crisp cereal. I scream; you scream; we all scream for this drink.

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Cha Cha Matcha

Location: 373 Broome St., New York, NY 10013

While Cha Cha Matcha is (obviously) dedicated to creating more matcha-based drinks, they do offer up some coffee concoctions as well. From their lattes to their teas, every drink on their menu is simply stunning. Taking a picture of them all would give you enough content to post about for the rest of your life.

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S3 Coffee Bar

Location: 6171 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego, CA 92120

There's a plethora of dazzling drinks just waiting for you to snap a pic of 'em at S3 Coffee Bar in San Diego. Bright and whimsical, they're sure to capture the attention of all your followers. Not only are their drinks Insta-worthy, but the store also features some prime IG backdrops for all your snaps.


Carrera Cafe

Location: 8251 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

At first glance, their drink selection is fairly basic. You won't find a lot of colorful and flamboyant beverages here. What you will find, is a shop that lets you print any image on your latte of choice. How cool is that? So whether you want to sip your own face or KJ Apa's, the choice is yours.

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District Coffee Co.

Location: 222 Texas Ave., El Paso, TX 79901

This new coffee spot recently opened its doors to the world at the beginning of this year, so you could be one of the first to post about their drinks and maybe go viral in the process. While we dig their beverages, we're also really feeling their super sleek glasses. It doesn't get more modern than this.


Morning Lavender Cafe

Location: 330 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

Morning Lavender was a successful boutique created in 2014. Now, it has its own little cafe attached to it. Their drinks were crafted specifically to look fantastic on your IG feed. And the space is absolutely to die for with its soft, feminine energy. Not only do we want to visit every morning, but we'd give anything to live in the shop, too.


Inversion Coffee House

Location: 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Inversion Coffee House is any creative person's paradise. There's art around every corner, including their fun and inventive drinks. They're nothing short of colorful and eye-catching, that's for sure. Don't forget to grab something to eat here, too. Accept everything this shop has to offer you.


Whether you're sharing a snap of your Starbucks or one of these decadent drinks, THESE are the perfect Instagram captions to accompany your post.