Billings, Montana is actually a great place to start your travels in Montana. It's the largest city in Montana and is a short drive away from some major attractions (some examples here, here, and here). Yellowstone National Park is only a 3-hour drive away through some really amazingly, beautiful country. Billings was also voted by Outdoor Magazine as one of the best places to live in the U.S. for 2016.
So we only got to live there for two short years, we did do a lot of living while we were there. I've also asked a few of my friends who live there currently and have just moved away to rank their favorite spots also.
best place to eat > The Fieldhouse (great food and great ambiance)
best coffee shop > The Annex (try the rosemary, lavender cappuccino), followed closely by Rock Creek
best burger > Burger Dive (they are award winning too!)
best lunch > Harper and Madison (I always called it Ashley Madison, haha, oops)
best cocktails > Walkers (great live jazz on Sunday nights)
best brewery > Angry Hanks (try the Anger Management)
best breakfast > Stella's (the cinnamon rolls are amazing)
best Italian > Cio Mambos
best steak > Rib and Chop House
best antiques > Oxford Antiques (super friendly owners)
best ice cream > Softies (open seasonally since 1972)
best park > Pioneer Park (with the best playground, of course)
best gym > downtown YMCA (my hubby and I love the lunchtime bootcamp class)
Okay, so in no way is this a complete list of absolutely everything that is awesome about Billings. However, if you are looking for a great place to eat and grab a coffee, this list has some really great options.
I will probably be following up with a list of things to do and see while in Billings, that one will be coming sometime later.