Lionheart is the best coffee in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area.
Last year I was driving back from an early hike at Cooper Mountain in far SW Beaverton when Lionheart Coffee caught my eye and I stopped in. To my surprise, they had a 6.oz cappuccino – a rarity in the area, and even better, it was the best I have had on the west side. In late 2019 the coffeehouse opened a second branch in downtown Beaverton. The aesthetic isn’t exactly warm – they follow the unfinished concrete, blond wood, spare style, but don’t hold that against them. The new store is nicely done with lots of natural wood to soften the space. On sunny days light pours through the large windows, some of which look like they can be opened on nice days.
Lionheart is serious about their coffee and love to talk about it. They feature a curated selection of beans from roasters such as Elevator, Sterling, Heart Roasters, Upper Left, Water Ave., and more. Pastries are from Bakeshop (including the incredible quiche), along with a good selection of bagels, breakfast sandwiches, various lunch items (some gluten-free, and even beer and wine. The staff is very knowledgeable and seems happy you are there. Prices are slightly lower than the current rate at most Portland shops.
The downtown area of Beaverton is becoming quite a food spot for locals. In just a few blocks you’ll find Nak Won Korean, another branch of Afuri that looks almost ready to open, Big’s Chicken, Decarli, Ex Novo Brewing Co., Whole Bowl, UR Mediterranean and more. Koya Sushi is planning to open across the street, and there is gossip about a potential restaurant going into the nice hair school/dance school space just around the corner. It’s a short walk to the Beaverton Farmers Market and Beaverton Library. Go for coffee, wander through the farmers market and make a morning of it. I highly recommend Lionheart Coffee.
This post is part of our series on our favorite coffeehouses in the Portland Metro area.