If you’ve ever been in a town with no Starbucks or Dunkin locations, it can be easy to feel like you’ve left civilization. However, sometimes you just need to get creative in finding a way to feed your caffeine addiction.
If you’re planning a trip to one of these places, keep reading and pack your Starbucks or Dunkin coffee grounds and maybe a few good bottled coffees to go!
1. Circle, Montana
Sometimes it just makes sense to be someplace remote. Simply put, Circle, Montana, is the most isolated place in the contiguous U.S. Near Fort Peck Indian Reservation; Circle is a tiny town that feels like it’s stuck in 1980s style and fashion.
However, even this tiny town boasts some attractions, including the Frontier Gateway Museum. You’ll also want to bring a good book because it’s going to be a long trip!
If you want to get your Starbucks fix while visiting this isolated city, you’ll have a bit of a drive ahead of you. One of the closest Starbucks is 120 miles away in North Dakota.
However, there are a few cafes where you can grab your daily brew.
2. Billings, Montana
Another Montana town that makes the list, Billings, Montana, is over 453 miles from the closest Dunkin. While you can find Starbucks in this town (thank God), if you’re craving a donut with your coffee, your best bet is Proof Donuts and Coffee.
There are no Dunkins in Montana, and the closest one is in Wyoming at the Warren Air Force Base. However, you can visit Yellowstone Art Museum, hit up a rodeo, visit Zoo Montana, and sip wine at Yellowstone Cellars and Winery.
3. Lake Village, Arkansas
While you might not think of Arkansas as a state where you can spend a lot of time outdoors, Lake Village might change your mind. After all, it’s situated on the shores of Lake Chicot, a lake that is part of the enormous Mississippi River and Arkansas waterway.
This small town is filled with everything you’d expect to find in Arkansas and is a great place to grab a bite to eat. You don’t need to go far if you’re in the mood for something sweet with your coffee.
However, you won’t find a Starbucks in this tiny town. The closest Starbucks in Arkansas is about 176 miles away in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
While visiting this small town, you might want to check out Daylight Donuts or L.J.’s Cafe and Bait Shop.
4. Pierre, South Dakota
Next on our list is Pierre, South Dakota. While this town is far from a bustling metropolis, there’s no shortage of things to do.
If you visit Pierre, there are a few things you have to do. You must check out the State Capitol, Cultural Heritage Center, Oahe Dam, Griffin Park, and more.
However, you won’t find Dunkin in the entire state of South Dakota. In addition, the closest Starbucks is either in Aberdeen, 160 miles away to the east, or in Rapid City, 168 miles to the west.
However, if you’re craving something sweet with your coffee while in Pierre, check out the Pure Bliss Bakery and Cafe.
5. McDermitt, Nevada
McDermitt, Nevada, is another exciting spot on our list because it’s located in a county that doesn’t have a Starbucks—or a Dunkin. Instead, there are a few local places to get your coffee fix.
If you find yourself in McDermitt, Nevada, check out Somewhere Out West for your tea or coffee fix. The closest Starbucks in Nevada is Elko, Nevada, almost 200 miles away. You also won’t find a Dunkin in the nearby vicinity.
6. Allagash, Maine
In the tiny state of Maine, you would think you can’t get too far from one of your favorite coffee shops. However, it depends on how far you’re willing to drive for a cup of coffee.
Allagash, Maine, is another exciting spot on our list because it’s located in a county that doesn’t have a Starbucks or a Dunkin. The closest Starbucks in Maine is in Presque Isle, around 85 miles away.
You can also find a Dunkin Presque Isle. However, if you want a little less of a drive, hit up the Dunkin in Caribou, which is only around 72 miles away.
While you’re in Allagash, make sure you check out the Allagash Falls and Wilderness. This area is a nature lovers’ paradise. Your options are limited if you don’t want to make your own coffee while there.
However, you can grab a cup at Two Rivers Lunch. If you’re willing to drive to some neighboring towns, you can also visit Tim Hortons, a Canadian staple, or the Red Devil Roast Coffee Company in Kent, Maine, 28 miles away.
7. Terlingua, Texas
Terlingua is located in Texas, an area well-known for its love of good coffee. So, you might be surprised to learn that Terlingua is one of the smallest cities in the state without a Starbucks in every direction.
The closest Starbucks is over 280 miles away in Big Spring, Texas. The closest Dunkins is in a Pilot gas station around 207 miles away in Pecos, Texas.
The town is unique because it’s also a ghost town just outside Big Bend National Park. If you’re looking for a little more chill, you can visit the Expresso Y Poco Mas or Canyon Brew Coffee while there.
8. Long Point, Minnesota
Your last stop on this coffee shop tour is Long Point, Minnesota. This town is located in the Northwest corner of Minnesota on the shores of Lake of the Woods, the second largest lake in Minnesota.
Long Point isn’t just a small town; it’s downright tiny, with the 2019 census estimating a population of 39 people. So, it might not be surprising that you won’t find a Starbucks there.
This tiny town is home to Long Point Resort, where you can spend time exploring the great outdoors and ice fishing. However, if you want a cup of coffee to keep you warm on the lake, the closest Starbucks is around 130 miles south in Bemidji, Minnesota.
You’ll find the closest Dunkin in International Falls, Minnesota, around 100 miles away if you want to save a little gas. However, if that’s just too far for your cup of coffee, your best bet is New Moon Coffee House and Eatery or Joe’s Place.
Take Starbucks or Dunkin With You
If you’re planning on heading to a destination without a Starbucks or Dunkin, you might need to get creative with your caffeine fix. However, as long as you plan well, you can always make your own or find a temporary substitute.
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