Crema – The best coffee shop for a sunny day in Nashville. Enjoy the weather on the outdoor patio. This coffee shop doesn’t have outlets so it is a social and relaxation location rather than a work one. Also home to exclusive coffee classes at variable times in the year that fill up FAST. This place knows coffee, believe that.
Frothy Monkey – This place gets packed on weekends, and for good reason. This is my favorite spot for meeting new people, the community feel makes you feel warm and cozy on rainy days. It also is home to a fantastic secret dinner menu (get the tortellini) for when your work is taking much longer than expected. Join the staff for coffee cupping at 2pm on Fridays.
Barista Parlor – all four locations in Nashville are absolutely fantastic. If I had to pick my favorite, it would be the Germantown location because of the light and airy decor and stunning full length windows that are frequently opened on beautiful days. The most recent location is situated in the Noelle hotel downtown and boasts modern decor and a bustling atmosphere.
Three Brothers – A student favorite with close quarters and basic yet well done coffee offerings. It is attached to the Cumberland Transit and definitely supports the adventurer vibes.
Dose – A cozy local spot recognized by major publications for their single origin coffee and fresh made pastries each day.
Eighth and Roast – My favorite atmosphere of all of the coffee shops listed here. It is an industrial decor lover’s dream. The warm lighting and community oak tables inspire you to work well. The coffees here are in rotation, my favorite is the Panama.
The Well – An inspiring location that goes so far beyond good coffee. A portion of proceeds goes to building wells in developing nations in Africa and beyond. The coffee is delicious, but the impact you make by being a patron is even better.
Ugly Mugs – An East Nashville staple that frequently has live music and events. It also supports local artists by showing and selling their works.
Sump – An edgy new coffee shop situated in a growing area of town right next to Centennial Park. If the skull and cross bones logo is any indication, this place is serious about their coffee.
Steadfast – A bit hard to get to, but the outdoor seating on a beautiful day is a godsend. Definitely more of a restaurant vibe at times, but the food truly is delicious so that makes sense. This place is crawling with young hip professionals getting their coffee fix, so be friendly and you might just end up networking.
Fido – Famous for being a place for celebrity sightings, but their lattes deserve the same attention as those country music stars. Seasonal offerings incorporate ingredients like rosemary, cinnamon, and butterscotch.