A great vacation starts with a great cup of coffee!

Up and at ‘em! You’ve got a busy day ahead! When you wake up for ‘Day One’ of your Deep Creek Lake vacation, we know you have a million things on your mind– like what to do, what to see, and what to eat, drink, and explore. But before you get cracking on that itinerary, don’t forget a very important first step: coffee!

If you’re staying in Oakland- Smack dab in the heart of downtown Oakland, The Cornish Café serves up a mean cup of coffee or specialty item– whether you are craving a chai latte or a hot mocha, this little shop is sure to have it. Consider visiting a little later in the day– perhaps for cup number two– to check out their delicious lunch offerings.

If you’re staying in Swanton- Trader’s Coffee House, located right next door to lake-famous Brenda’s Pizzeria, is an excellent choice for a morning visit. Featuring a wide array of coffee, tea, cider, and smoothie selections, this cozy coffee house appeals to everyone in the family. While you’re here, don’t forget breakfast.


If you’re staying in McHenry- Be sure to check out Canoe on the Run along the northern tip of the lake. This chic shop offers a divine selection of yummy sandwiches and pastries in addition to their full coffee bar. If you are looking for a bite to eat with your latte, we highly recommend the chili omelette or their hearty oatmeal. Delish!