Tennessee may be way down here in the south, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t cutting edge when it comes to caffeine. As a matter of fact? Nashville has been breaking down all sorts of barriers with unique coffee venues that have made national news – yeah, you heard that right. National. News. Curious where we’re breaking boundaries? Take a look!
10) Tamp & Tap - Memphis
This quirky coffee shop is located downtown and offers menus that change throughout the day - hello, brunch! - plus the vibrant and open seating area is perfect for the grind or unwind. As they so graciously let you know, on their walls.
9) Revelator - Nashville
This new boutique coffee shop is located in Hillsboro Village out here in Nashville, but you can also find shops in Birmingham, Chattanooga, and New Orleans. Revelator is booming - keep an eye out!
8) City & State - Memphis
This neat Memphis stop has a clean, minimal vibe with a rockin' awesome decorative theme. Great people, interesting patrons, and a solid spot in Memphis gives depth their mission.
7) Old City Java - Knoxville
It's not just coffee that's great here - but pastries. Baked by a staff with true know-how, Old City Java will keep you going throughout your entire Knoxville trip.
6) Rembrandt's Coffee House - Chattanooga
Chattanooga rocks out with the sophisticated and delicious offerings of Rembrandt's. Indulge in flavored coffee or a chewy macaroon, and you're set.
5) Barista Parlor - Golden Sound
The second storefront in the Barista Parlor family, Golden Sound is located in The Gulch neighborhood of Nashville. Clean decor with a light atmospheric edge will keep you coming back - if just to repeat the experience, over and over.
4) Steadfast - Nashville
One of the newest coffee shops in Nashville, Steadfast takes its cues from our #1. The clean cut vibe can be cool, but make sure your laptop is charged - hanging out isn't encouraged.
3) Remedy Coffee - Knoxville
This darling spot is a hipster hangout in college town Knoxville. Brewing Intelligentsia, you can curl up with a good book and watch the city breathe outside the huge front windows.
2) Barista Parlor - Nashville
Known nationally for their neat hipster vibe and emphatic protection of core coffee values, Barista Parlor is located in East Nashville and attracts scads of the cool and hip.
10) You can hunker down in a cozy coffee shop.
Although Nashville is known for their newly streamlined coffee culture, you can find darling shops with an overstuffed armchair to read in for HOURS. Check out Remedy in Knoxville or Crema in Nashville for an unforgettable experience.
Have you refueled at any of these wonderful Tennessee based coffee shops? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!