Now don’t get it twisted, we are all guilty of needing some pumpkin spice to get us through the day and Sta***cks is ALWAYS there for us, ready to make that perfect cup of joe. Though this article is not about Sta*****s, we here at Nashville Bar Bike want to keep our visitors warm during these upcoming cold months and boy does Nashville host its fair share of spots to grab a cup of mud. Keep reading to find out a little bit about each coffee house in the city and what makes it special. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out when more articles are being posted and share your coffee shop photos with #NashvilleBarBike if you got the suggestion from us! We love to see what our guests are enjoying during their visit.

8th & Roast

★ 4.6
Open every day on Charlotte Avenue from 7-4 for dine in and take out, you can even order your favorite drink online before coming in to pick up. Boasting the “freshest cup of coffee possible” has 8th & Roast on the list of early morning perfection, no matter what your preference might be.

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Barista Parlor

★ 4.4
With three spots open throughout the city, you’re bound to run into Barista Parlor even if that wasn’t your original intent. Along with a menu stocked full of interesting options like a Whiskey Caramel espresso and a blog that holds tons of information about the coffee bean harvesting process, you’re bound to learn a thing or four with a visit to Barista Parlor or even their website.

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Frothy Monkey

★ 4.4
Serving breakfast until 5pm every day, any of Frothy Monkey’s many locations offer a menu that is out of this world, definitely more than just a coffee shop. Names like Jolene* and Britt will stand out upon your first reading the menu, and don’t forget to ask about their awesome member rewards package. Just walk down 12th Avenue to find their downtown location.

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Americano Lounge

★ 4.9
Blending a combination of European and American influenced culinary styles, the Americano Lounge was named after a mash of styles based on 1930’s WWI culture. Founded by Cody Pellerin, former musician, this is one of those coffee shops that the hipsters flock to. Stop in and ask about their coffee AND cocktail selection.

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Falcon & Flamingo

★ 4.2
One thing that Nashville has a knack for is providing coffee alongside cocktails and Falcon on Houston St fits that bill down to the letter. By day, Falcon Coffee is the pre-party hot spot straight out of your most elegant dreams. Before transitioning into the Flamingo Nightclub every evening, Falcon churns out options that range from vegan to hearty to accompany fresh coffee drinks, even alcohol infused if you’re feeling frisky. Don’t forget to ask your barista what time the night begins, Flamingo is its own experience.

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Bongo Java

★ 4.2
Five locations and almost 30 later, Bongo Java has developed a reputation for fantastic service alongside kick butt java. Roasting coffee longer than any other shop in the area, Bongo Java gained popularity after the discovery of a cinnamon bun that closely resembled Mother Theresa. Not only does this menu taste fabulous, you can eat their 100% organic products with zero guilt. Don’t forget to check out the other spot’s that share a name, there’s never not a good reason to visit Bongo Java and affiliates.

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Crema (Coffee Soda)

★ 4.6
Currently rocking a curbside carry out policy, Crema, Coffee Roasters has two locations in Nashville that are ready to serve. With a zero waste policy and ingredients sourced from only trusted farmers, Crema is the shop that just feels like home. Along with their infamous “Coffee-Soda” this menu features vegetarian friendly meals and specialty drinks that are naturally flavored to perfection.

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Three Brothers Coffee

★ 4.6
Closed only on Sunday (even God had to rest sometime, right?) Three Brothers Coffee is located near Cumberland Transit, after being created by the same owners. Whether you want to buy by the cup or bag, Three Brothers Coffee is ready to give you service with a smile.

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Humphrey’s Street Coffee Shop

★ 4.7
Like the name implies, you can find this shop on Humphreys St in Nashville. Since 200 8, Humphrey’s Street Coffee shop has become a community staple, being a location that provides mentors/jobs for people that actually live in the area. If you’re looking to spend locally and know that you’re making an impact with your dollar, this is the place to be.

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Dose

★ 4.3
Known for being the pioneer multi-roaster shop in Nashville, Dose brought variety to Nashville back in 2009 and continues to change with each passing year. Dose constantly rotates their coffee selections, featuring beans coming from over 20 different roasters. Pair some of the highest quality with a from scratch baked good and you can’t lose at Dose.

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Ugly Mugs

★ 4.6
Three locations throughout Tennessee, Ugly Mugs must be doing something right. As huge advocates for the well being of everyone within their community, the folks at Ugly Mugs only use locally sourced coffee. Supporting locals is a huge part of what makes this spot so special, there’s even an option to use their products as fund raising tools. Just look down Centennial Blvd for the blue building!

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Steadfast Coffee Cafe and Roastery

★ 4.4
Find this coffee shop on Taylor St in Germantown, open daily. Steadfast Coffee Cafe and Roastery boasts a menu that changes for every season and wine available alongside your coffee from 4-6 pm. If you’re looking for something healthy, even brunch weekends, Steadfast has plenty of options for you.

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Pinewood Social

★ 4.5
Not just a coffee shop, Pinewood Social offers fantastic food alongside a workspace, and even bowling is available at this location. While their hours are a bit limited due to current circumstances, getting in there early is definitely worth getting a reservation earlier than you normally would. Pair all of the activities with the culinary styling of Chef Will Ulhorn and you’ve got an entire days worth of activities at Pinewood Social.

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Kettner Coffee Supply

★ 4.5
Named after a street in San Diego, Kettner Coffee Supply has a selection of drinks that ranges from “sometimes I drink coffee” to “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my mocha” and back. With two locations in Nashville, you’re bound to walk by at least once during your ventures through the city. Whether you visit the spot on Eastland St, or find yourself on Hayes St, you’ll find service with a smile at Kettner Coffee Supply.

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Headquarters

★ 4.7
What was once a dry storage room for another business has now become a small chunk of paradise, waiting to be discovered by those who don’t accidentally miss the building altogether. Tucked away on Charlotte St, you can choose from a variety of vegan and gluten free options on this menu.

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District Coffee

★ 4.7
Featuring baked goods and coffee sourced from other locally owned businesses, District Coffee strives to provide a comfortable space for everyone who enters the shop, customer or employee. Whether you’re looking to grab a scone on the way to work, or need to host a group in the conference room, District Coffee is a solid choice. Find them on Sidco drive, seven days a week.

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Anzie Blue

★ 5.0
What stands out about Anzie Blue coffee shop is not just how incredible their menu selection is, this location comes with a twist. Right in the middle of Belle Meade in Nashville, this shop allows you the choice of adding CBD to any of your choice menu items. Open daily, don’t forget to ask about the local art displayed for sale throughout.

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Just Love Coffee Cafe

★ 4.4
Just Love Coffee Cafe loves the creative community that flourishes in Nashville. Open daily from 6:30-7 (9 on songwriter nights) you can order classic coffee shop meals like sausage egg and cheese biscuits or a BLT along with one of their signature lattes.

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Red Bicycle Coffee

★ 4.5
Being the newest location within this franchise, Red Bicycle Coffee can be found by strolling down Peabody St in Nashville. Take a stroll inside anytime from Monday through Friday after calling in your order of coffee, sandwiches or crepes and you won’t be disappointed.

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Farm City Coffee

★ 4.4
Nobody can miss a cup of Farm City Coffee, just look for the pastel pink cuff wrapped around each cup of delicious coffee. Open every day from 8-4, you can even ask for a touch of bourbon with your specialty drink.

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White Bison

★ 4.5
White Bison is a large franchise that exists all throughout middle Tennessee and is constantly looking to expand. Not only will you find exactly the cup of coffee you want here, you can expect less of a wait in their almost cafeteria styled facilities.

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Caliber Coffee

★ 4.8
Still new on the scene, Caliber Coffee Shop was founded in 2018 and looks forward to a bright future of asking customers “How are you?” with each cup of coffee served. Featuring a wide selection of “Sammys” and even Butterbeer as a drink option, you won’t want to miss a visit to Lebanon Pike.

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The Well Coffeehouse

★ 4.6
Community and coffee collide at The Well, with locations nestled all over Tennessee. With a menu full of every espresso choice imaginable and breakfast/lunch options for every picky eater, you’re bound to find a great meal at The Well. Best part about this company is that all of their profits are donated to folks in need of support. You can enjoy your coffee here knowing that your dollar is being put to use with something that matters.

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Elevate Cafe

★ 5.0
Considered to be more of an internet cafe instead of a coffee shop, Elevate is the place to be productive and heavily caffeinated. Pull up a chair and enjoy high speed wifi and a quiet environment to get some work done, no matter what your list consists of that day. Located on Buchanan street, you’ll always get fantastic service at Elevate.

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Ethio Coffeehouse

★ 4.9
Ethiopian style coffee and other menu items make the Ethio Coffeehouse a lovely niche experience for those looking to experience more flavor with their morning coffee drink. You can find them on Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville, open daily until 7pm.

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The Horn Coffee

★ 4.8
Open regularly from 7-7, The Horn offers options that are a bit different from your usual coffee shop choices. Order delivery, take out or dine in with specialty drinks or a taste of African cuisine. Located on Murfreesboro Pike, the visit is bound to end be an experience.

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The Loading Dock

★ 4.8
Just like a loading dock in real life, artists, thinkers and collaborators flock to The Loading Dock to just exist with other like minds, or without.

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Conclusion

When planning an epic visit to Nashville, Tennessee in the upcoming cold season, coffee is an essential part to the overall experience. Who wants to be caught in the middle of a new city without a proper cup of mud to start (or end) a day experiencing all that Nashville has to offer? While this list includes a ton of options to suit the needs of all travelers picky tastes, the most effective way to find exactly what coffee shop is right for your group is to ask your #BarBike tour guide! If you’re taking a ride on the bar bike, just ask your tour guide where they visit regularly. Keep an eye on our blog posts for more about what to do, see, eat and experience in Nashville Tennessee. We can’t wait to see you!