All the best Fandoms have coffeeshop/bakery AUs

ETA: New additions are marked with an asterisk (*).

Hawaii 5-0

Happiness is Homemade by sirona and ellievolia
Steve McGarrett/Danny Williams, rated Explicit
It’s not easy, running a Jersey-style bakery in Hawai’i. Things get a little easier (and a whole lot more fun) once Danny meets Chin and Kono’s friend, the one who enjoys leaning against his glass cases despite all of Danny’s dire warnings, and starts food fights for no reason whatsoever.

Stargate Atlantis

Foster’s Bakery by anatsuno and Cesare
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, rating ranged from Gen to Explicit
Grounded by an injury, John Sheppard leaves the Air Force and, at loose ends, takes up running the bakery he inherited from his mother’s family in Colorado Springs. Dating John Sheppard is remarkably easy for Rodney, until it isn’t.

Fair Trade series by esteefee
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, rating ranged from Gen to Explicit
AU in which John owns a coffee roastery, Rodney designs exhibits for science museums, Teyla is a physician in internal medicine, and Ronon is an orthopedic surgeon all living in San Francisco.

The Dresden Files

The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop by luciazephyr
Harry Dresden/John Marcone, rated Explicit
In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.

Harry Potter

Black Coffee on a Lonely Night by Femme
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, rated Explicit
Draco owns a café in the city. Harry’s a MP who comes in every morning, newspapers in one hand, BlackBerry in the other, and orders a triple espresso macchiato. (Nonmagic AU.)


Only Two Tragedies by ifeelbetter
Merlin/Arthur Pendragon, rated Teen
Merlin is a British artist working at a coffee shop and Arthur is a high-and mighty PR mogul’s son. After the former won the latter’s modeling services in a drinking contest, Merlin and Arthur awkwardly and tentatively edged towards love.


I’ve Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile (The Only Living Boy in New York) by gyzym
Eames/Arthur, rated Teen
Arthur’s a corporate lawyer, Eames owns the coffee shop across the street, and all good love stories start with a quadruple shot latte.


Grande Soy Triple Dirty Chai by friskaz
Mike Ross/Harvey Specter, rated Mature
Every fandom needs a barista au. Original prompt on the kink meme: “Harvey is (still) a lawyer. Mike is the only barista that gets his coffee order right, and isn’t afraid of a bit of intelligent and snarky banter.”

(not actually a coffeeshop AU, but a pizza place is close, right? Regardless this is one of my FAVORITE alternate universes ever. I prefer it over Suits’ canon actually.)
Pizza and a Movie by Closer
Mike Ross/Harvey Specter, rated Mature
In an alternate universe, Harvey’s still a lawyer but Mike’s not a pot runner — he’s a deliveryman for Rollo’s Pizza and Ribs, which happens to be Harvey’s favorite pizza place. Once Harvey finds out his pizza guy is a genius, Mike’s life takes a few turns he would not have expected… (Now with Harvey POV as well as Donna’s!)


A little bit of your taste (in my mouth) by ellievolia and sirona
Clint Barton (Hawkeye)/Agent Phil Coulson, rated Explicit
Coffee Shop AU. In which Clint owns the coffee shop that makes the best damn coffee Phil has ever tasted, and things only go downhill from there.

Caffeine, Otherwise Known as the Key to Tony Stark’s Heart by sol-nox
Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, rated Teen.
A new coffee shop opens across the street from Stark Tower. Steve is the hot, sweet and predictably clueless owner. Tony tries to do what he does best.

*faking a smile with a coffee to go by matryoshkha
Clint Barton (Hawkeye)/Bruce Banner (Hulk), rated Teen
Coffee Shop AU. In which Clint is a coffee shop employee hopelessly in love with a regular customer, Bruce. (TW: mentions of domestic abuse)

*I’ve Suffered Shipwrecks by paperclipbitch
Clint Barton (Hawkeye)/Natasha Romanov (Black Widow), rated Mature
Most people, when they break up, sort through their record collections, possibly chuck each other’s clothes onto the sidewalk, engage in soul-destroying coffee dates where they try to sort through the emotional debris, and then leave each other the fuck alone. Clint and Natasha were never very good at acting like normal people, though, which is why they run a cafe together. (WIP)

The Social Network

(I’ve never actually watched the Social Network, but this was a recommended addition to the list!)
Sweet On You by moogle62
Mark/Eduardo, rated Explicit
Mark is Mark, Eduardo owns a bakery/café near the Facebook offices. Mark does not have time to have a thing for him, but he totally, totally does. Sadly for Mark’s continued enjoyment of a harassment-free existence, Dustin is still Dustin and is entirely devoted to his causes of a) getting Mark laid, b) acquiring all the gossip, and c) acquiring all the baked goods he can. Featuring novelty shaped cookies, frosting in places frosting should never be, and ~feelings~.


*Froth by forthright
Sango/Miroku, rated Gen
AU. Few women have what it takes to work at Founder’s, but when Sango complains to the manager about the coffee shop’s flirtatious counter attendant, she’s offered a job on the spot. A story told in bits and pieces.

Dragon Age

*Coffee, Black by black_ink_tide
male(cis)!Hawk/Fenris, rated Gen
Awkward Garrett Hawke is a barista with a crush on the guy with white ink tattoos who comes in to Bianca’s Coffee every morning. His friends Isabela, Merrill and Andy take it upon themselves to help him, in the capacity of Wingmen, to not totally blow it with him. It’s an uphill battle every step of the way. Watch out for falling boxes of pornography.

If anyone has a fic to add to this list, please tell me! :D

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    I just HAD to add my favorite HULKEYE coffee shop AU.