Carson City Location
Northwest Reno Location
Old World Coffee Lab (OWC) is a craft coffee shop in Midtown Reno that prides itself on being involved in all steps in the making of a good cup of coffee, from knowing the origins of their beans (with direct connection to the farmer), and controlling the complex process of coffee roasting, using a "fancy smancy" roaster to bring out the best flavor profiles of the bean, to the experimentation/investigation with different brew methods, and the incorporation of other ingredients to showcase different drink possibilities, expressing their love for the craft of coffee making.
On any given day, find students on their laptops studying, bikers socializing over a good cup of coffee, friends hanging out, or individuals meeting up to talk business.
OWC welcomes all and contributes to the rich craft coffee culture here in Reno, providing a unique atmosphere along with quality drinks and eats made from heart and passion.
Things to love about OWC
*Responsibly sourced coffee - The owner flew to the source of the beans himself (Ethiopia) to guarantee quality, sustainability, and fairness of trade.
*The two young gentleman workers that made my drinks one visit were kind and knowledgeable. They were passionate in telling me about the process of coffee making and knew a lot about the owner. To me, these are signs of a great business.
*They roast their coffee in house, testing out samples from each batch to guarantee quality.
*The flavor of their coffee is supreme. Enjoy amazing coffee flavor with coffee at center stage or as a supporting character in their other drink concoctions that add in herbs, spices, and other ingredients.
*For specialty drinks, you can start with Mocha Drogota (spiced mocha with cinnamon, triple yum), Lavender Latte (nice subtle floral taste), Matcha Latte (Matcha green tea powder with milk and no coffee), and Nitro Cold Brew (sweeter than hot-brewed and less bitter).
*They cater. Yes, you read it right. They can set up their bar anywhere and dazzle your guests with delight.
*They serve their pour over coffee and tea on trays to reflect the care and attention that went into the making of the product. For their espresso, cleanse the palate with their carbonated water and stir espresso before drinking for a more uniformed taste.
*Their coffee shop is ideal for studying with many outlets available
*They have fun seasonal/holiday drinks
*Their teas are delicious too, with great quality flavor
*They sell Dick and Taylor chocolate bars, some of the best chocolate bars I've tasted in my life. Smooth, sophisticated, and super tasty. Try the Fleur de Sal and Raspberry. You won't be sorry.
OWC is located in Midtown, a popular area of Reno that's loaded with so much to see, do, and eat+drink, all within walking distance to one another, including:
- ( atural SelectionInstagram) a store that sells house plants, cool items for decorating your house, taxidermy, and much more. Think Norman Bates meets Jungle Cruise vibes. Run by a rad mother and daughter duo.
-Sundance Books & Music across the street, a 100 year old house made into the raddest local bookstore in town. Take your drinks here and hang out in their beautiful front garden for a special experience
-Pizzeria Lupo, one of the best local pizza (Detroit style) places in Reno
-Full Belly Deli, a local favorite sandwich shop located just around the corner
-Too Soul Tea, located at the back of OWC and is more quaint and charming, offering loose leaf teas, drink specials, and small bites. Great place for gathering. Indoor and outdoor seating available
-A strip plaza that has some of our greatest eats in one spot, including Rice Box Kitchen (Asian-inspired comfort food), Batch Cupcakery (baked goods with gluten free/keto/vegan available), and Great Full Gardens (delicious health food)
-The Discovery Museum, our biggest museum in Reno, made for people of all ages
Why Shop & Support Local?
*Buying local helps keep diverse and unique businesses open, which are generally run by passionate local business owners who provide outstanding service and create quality products and offerings.
*Local businesses that are successful at what they do have the power to create more jobs and opportunities for the local community.
*Local businesses are generally great employers.
*Local businesses are more likely to support other local businesses like themselves, helping strengthen our community, making it a happier and more personal place to live.
*You're supporting a neighbor's dreams.
*located in Midtown with limited street parking in front. More parking at back
*Information subject to change. Please check in with business and follow them on Instagram for the latest updates
*They have a second location in Carson City
*Follow their Instgram for posts on seasonal/holiday specials
*They have cool merch for sale
*They offer wholesale/subscriptions
*The coffee shop gives off major "hipster" vibes
*Alternate milk available