6 of the Most-Loved Coffee Shops in Nashville

Nashville is having a moment in a lot of ways, and the local coffee scene is no exception. Today, more than ever before, there are a slew of coffee shops in Nashville for those seeking a cup of joe or a comfortable place to work for a few hours. Here are some of Nashville’s most noteworthy coffee shops you can count on for a good cup.

Local coffee connoisseurs consider Crema to be the gold standard for coffee shops in Nashville, but you could easily miss it if you don’t know where to look for it. Situated in an unassuming building in an industrial strip on the banks of Cumberland River, Crema serves up some of the finest coffee in town. The team travels the world to uncover the best beans and vet the farmers who harvest them. Order curbside pickup or sign up for a coffee subscription to get fresh coffee beans delivered to your door!

The creative folks at Frothy Monkey use local ingredients to prepare original dishes and delicious coffee concoctions. While the original 12 South location is one of Nashville’s most beloved spots for coffee and conversation, Frothy Monkey has since expanded state-wide to multiple locations. The shop serves not only standard specialty coffee drinks and delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; you’ll find craft beer, wine and cocktails on the menu! Sit back and relax in the coffee shop’s cozy atmosphere with your beverage of choice.

Known for its carefully crafted pour-over brews, Chemex drips, and local-art-studded walls, Barista Parlor is a coffee lovers haven. This mini-chain of upscale coffee shops in Nashville is dedicated to premium, ethically-sourced roasts and it’s clear how seriously the baristas take their craft. The original location in East Nashville sits inside a former auto repair shop with garage doors that open to a large outdoor patio. Grab a hearty breakfast sandwich or avocado toast to round out your trip.

Hidden away in a tiny section of Jackalope Brewing Company’s building, ZolliKoffee is the perfect spot to perk up during an evening out. The welcoming hang serves up craft beverages, muffins, salads, sandwiches, and imaginative Rice Krispy treats in flavors ranging from fruity pebbles to chocolate-covered pretzel. Bring your own cup to receive ten percent off of your drink!

Treat yourself to some of the most exotic and flavorful coffee in town at Sump Coffee. You’d be hard pressed to find other coffee shops in Nashville with anywhere near the same selection of internationally sourced coffees. The master baristas at Sump Coffee bring out the intense fruity and floral characteristics in each of their creations, which more than makes up for the premium price.

At both their East and West Nashville locations, Dose is known for its specialty coffee, tea, and baked goods. What sets the coffee shop apart is its aromatic pour overs made with one of their two rotating roasts. Caramel lovers will love the Barcelona signature cold brew topped with soft whipped, salted cream. If you’re hungry, Dose has a full-service kitchen and bakery offering a variety of delicious treats from scones to breakfast sandwiches.

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