Welcome to The Nashville Insider, your new favorite resource for all things to do in Music City! We are so glad you found your way to the blog today. If you are on the hunt for a great cup of coffee or some light breakfast options, you have hit the right spot. Here on The Nashville Insider, we take the time to highlight only the best and highest rated locations all over the city and today, we wanted to update our list of coffee shops for 2022. Keep reading for a number of selections that exist all over Nashville to aid in providing your next coffee fix and don’t forget to check out our past articles for more information on where to eat, drink, see live music and much more while spending time here in Nashville.
Another Broadway street gem, Elixr Coffee Roasters pays attention to detail from the moment you walk in, surrounded by a gorgeous pink aesthetic, until you leave with a pink straw in your iced drink. Fresh pastries are made available daily at Elixr, coming from local bakery Frothy Monkey, a name you might recognize from past mentions here on The Nashville Insider. From 7 am – 6 pm (8 pm on Friday and Saturday) Elixr Coffee Roasters can’t wait to create the perfect drink for any coffee lover. For pumpkin spice fanatics, try out something a little different with the Elixr Kabocha Squash Latte, you won’t miss the pumpkin at all. Fifth and Broadway is where you can find Elixr, don’t forget to check out or prior article highlighting what this location has to offer.
When you’re in the mood for something fancy, without the frills of a full on restaurant, Three Brothers Coffee has just the cup for you. Known for their latte art and friendly baristas, Three Brothers Coffee is on West End Ave waiting for you to come in and play a tabletop game or get some work done. Monday through Friday, 6 am – 7p with varying times on Saturday and Sunday, come by and indulge in some local art in a local treasure. Avoid the busy hours by planning your visit for the later portion of the afternoon as they can get packed for breakfast. You might walk out with a sense of being a coffee snob after this visit but hey, that’s a risk we are willing to take with Three Brothers Coffee.
Reasonable prices, tons of latte flavors and a decent food selection has Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea gaining a spot on this list for plenty of reasons. While the parking at Ugly Mugs isn’t prime on Eastland Ave, you will want to find a spot close by and come in from 6 am (7am on the weekends) until 6 pm every day. With a food menu that even includes gluten free bread for their sandwiches, Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea is one of the local favorites for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner to pair with your specialized drink. What better way to enjoy coffee is there than out of your favorite ugly mug? The folks at this location take that “at home” feeling to every cup they serve up.
Here in Nashville, we are all invested in the local community and love to showcase any location that is excited to aid in creating a thriving space for all who live here. Humphreys Street is more than just a coffee shop, this location is also one that provides opportunities for the youth who live there by way of Harvest Hands CDC. When you want to know that your money spent is going back to the community, you make your purchase at Humphreys Street Coffee. 100% of the profit made with this South Nashville location goes back to helping provide assistance to teens and young adults in the South Nashville area. Classic coffee choices like cold brew, espresso and lattes line their menu along with a variety of teas. You can even pick up some locally made soap while you’re at it. From 8 am – 6 pm (4 pm on the weekends) you can feel good about where your money is being spent at Humpreys Street Coffee Shop.
Ambiance is the word of the day every day at Porch Coffee and Market on 2nd Ave in Bode Nashville. Check out their cinnamon buns and chai tea if you get the chance to wander in sometime. Featuring locally roasted “Stay Golden” coffee beans, you get to enjoy a taste of Nashville in any of their lattes, with a ton of flavors available on their menu. When you’re finished with a breakfast that’s always served up with a great attitude, you can take some shopping time in their marketplace and maybe even find a bottle of wine to take home with you. Open from 8 am – 5 pm throughout the entire week, you can come on down anytime.
Free parking nearby, plenty of room to get work done on their big tables and varying roast selections throughout the year make for one heck of a great experience at Sump Coffee in the oneCity building on City Blvd in Nashville. Known for more than just great tasting coffee, Sump is the kind of place where you can tell the barista what you like in a drink and they will know exactly what to pick for you from the menu or create something brand new for you. From 7 am – 5 pm every day, come in to Sump and sit at one of their fully sunlit tables to relax, work or just sip on what is sure to be your new favorite drink.
West Nashville houses Honest Coffee Roasters in the L + L Marketplace, a modern and relaxing place in the city where you can enjoy some high quality coffee along with a variety of menu items created by servers and baristas who love what they do. With plenty of public parking nearby, you will be thrilled to eliminate that particular part of the equation from your day’s journey. Known by anyone who stops by for their seasonal menu changes and regular food selections, you won’t forget Honest Coffee Roasters on Charlotte Ave. Every day of the week you can make your way to the Nashville location from 7 am – 5 pm and see what kind of coffee art their baristas can come up with for you before making rounds in the L + L Marketplace.
Founded by a former signed musician who has spent a large part of his life traveling the world to try out coffee shops all over the world, Americano Lounge on Houston street pulls inspiration from a countless variety of sources. Serving up coffees, cocktails and even jazz music on the weekends, the vibe at Americano fits right in with neighboring bars, music venues and countless artists. Ask about their gourmet croissant sandwiches or paninis when you want an upscale something to snack on, you might get stuck with a craving for smoked salmon with your coffee after one try. Sunday through Tuesday, you can come in from 9 am – 6 pm and from 9 am – 12 am Wednesday through Saturday. Street parking can be touchy sometime so feel free to find a spot behind the Jackalope Brewing Building, about 3 minutes away from Americano’s front door.
Whether you happen to find one of their pop up booths, or are staying at or nearby Chestnut Hill, No Free Coffee is ready and awaiting your order. Though they are closed on Monday-Tuesday, you can come in from 7 am – 2 pm (4 pm on Sundays) and try out their legendary Grapefruit Tootsie. Featuring a selection of clothing options and home goods as well, No Free Coffee is worth a visit when you’re staying near Hart street in Nashville. Have you ever heard of an Espresso Margarita? If not, now is your chance to find out what all the hype is about. Known for paying extra attention to every detail with your order, when you see the No Free Coffee sign, make a point to try out anything their menu has to offer.
Female owned and operated by former Top 40 radio host Hanna Bee along with her husband, Hanna Bee Coffee is known for being the location that has a killer ambiance to go with your coffee. With menu items like the Nutella Latte or the Cotton Candy infused Latte, this is the shop for people who want to try out something a little different. Whether you are in East Nashville from 7 am – 3 pm (4 pm on the weekends) or visiting their downtown popup (Monday-Friday 7 am – 3 pm) there is something worth checking out from Hanna Bee Coffee. Find your reason to get “buzzed” (get it? like bees) with Hanna Bee Coffee while in Nashville, you won’t regret a visit with this 5 star rated establishment.
Located inside of a vintage drum shop, Weak Coffee is for those who want an experience with their regular cup of joe. Free parking makes for easy access but they aren’t really a “sit and stay” location, you’d do better to plan a walk around the shop to check out the drums while enjoying the friendly staff and fabulous coffee. Closed on Sunday and Monday, this Riverside Drive location is open from 8 am – 2 pm every other day. Try out the Matcha Lemonade if you aren’t in a caffeine mood but still want something that is memorable and tasty!
Thank you so much for reading through our list of coffee shops you should visit while you’re here in Nashville, hopefully your trip will yield enough time to try out everything mentioned here. Here in Nashville, we know how important a good morning or afternoon drink is to visitors and locals and on The Nashville Insider, we want to make sure you have tons of options. While you’re browsing our site, don’t forget to look back at past articles we have posted. No matter what questions you might have about Nashville, we here at nashvillebarbike.com are always in the art of providing you with answers to any inquiry. Keep coming back here to The Nashville Insider to find out what you need to know about where to eat, drink and party with us while you’re here and don’t miss out on a tour with our Bar Bike. A ride on the Nashville Bar Bike is the best way to get to know our favorite city through the eyes of a local tour guide that is just as excited about the city as we are! Until next time, thanks again for reading with us on The Nashville Insider.