Coffee and Food: My OKC Faves
431 W. Main Street, Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405-252-0155
Clarity Coffee absolutely knocks it out of the park. Third wave coffee seems to have become a little pretentious. Clarity turns that on its head. They serve some of the best lattes and espresso without making you feel like a dingus. They always have awesome special drinks. Or if straight espresso blows your hair back, it won't disappoint. Don't be afraid to talk to Steve or Chelsea. They are always open to chat; they love their customers and love their product. Steve will totally geek out with ya on what he's brewing up.
5124 Classen Circle, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 | 405-842-0428
Feeding a family of four for breakfast is never easy but we have a couple of staples that my wife and girls consistently find ourselves at. Classen Grill is a great greasy spoon diner. Anything from your standard eggs and bacon, to omelets to chicken fried steak. It's all tasty and is a nice kid-friendly option for the Sunday early crowd. Having 2 kids under 5, they are always very welcoming and Maple (my oldest) loves their biscuits and gravy. website
The Red Cup
3122 N Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 | 405-525-3430
The Red Cup is the other breakfast joint where we often find ourselves. My wife Haley is a vegetarian and they have a lot of great options. If you're a pastry person, the Mace Cake is outstanding. There is nothing else like it in OKC. It reminds me of a sweet nutmeg flavor with a little bit of heat that hits just right. I always justify it as an appetizer. My wife loves their biscuits and gravy. They have recently switched up their menu, so if you haven't been in awhile, it's a great vegetarian/vegan spot to check out. website
327 Dean A McGee Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405-236-0229
Thai Kitchen is steady on my rotation for quick lunch spots. A non-pretentious buffet style experience. They have several curry options, several noodle dishes and a few just meat options. Don't expect anything too wild on the lunch menu, just the standards. It never disappoints. They're great for lunch meetings if you're already downtown. website
3016 N Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 | 405-524-5045
Pho Cuong is easily the best pho spot in OKC. I will fight anyone who disagrees and I've never been in a fight. A small Pho Tai Nam Gau is usually my go-to with 1 spring roll. The owner is great, always super friendly, and always down to make small talk. website
1903 N Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 | 405-602-8984
Not only is Cafe Antigua some of the best Guatemalan food in OKC, but they are always very intentional about getting to know their customers. It's not uncommon to see Anna Sofia sitting down with a guest to catch up on life, business, or just how their day is going. Because it is right across the street from my shop, I eat there an easy 3 times a week. I usually switch it up between the Guisada, or the spicy Motuleño. You can't go wrong with either. Fun fact, Anna is married to Luigi who owns Cafe Kacao. Both are great and I would highly recommend either. If comparing the two, Antigua is like your Guatemalan grandfather has prepared a comfort meal for you, and Cafe Kacao is like your hipster Guatemalan cousin is in the kitchen. Both are fantastic in their own way. website
12 E Main Street, Yukon, OK 73099 | 405-265-4346
Though it might be a trek for some, I love Green Chile Kitchen in Yukon. It's a great "New Mexican" spot that I can't say enough good things about. They have a location in San Francisco and in Oklahoma with a moderately priced, diverse menu where anyone can find something they like. It's a nice change up from the usual Oklahoma Tex-Mex we often grow weary of. I would recommend the Chile Rellenos, or the Pork Adovada.