Each delicious cup of coffee is handcrafted to order by a friendly and knowledgeable barista. The Barista Parlor offers a variety of brew methods for an array of flavors to please any coffee lover’s palate.
Bongo Java (2 locations)
Established in 1993, Bongo Java is one of Nashville’s oldest and most honored coffee shop. Bongo World has a focus on changing the definition of quality to include production as well as standard. Because of this, they probably purchase more local organic and regional produce, meats, and cheeses than any other Nashville restaurant group. You may even be graced with a Divine Vision in your pastry here. Oh, and there’s a reward being offered for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Bongo’s NunBun. The Immaculate Confection has been missing since its bun-napping in 2005.
Ugly Mugs serves an array of specialty coffee, roasted right there at Drew’s Brews in East Nashville. Enjoy live music from local talent while sipping your coffee and relaxing. The Ugly Mug is both family friendly, and business accommodating.
Cool atmosphere and hot drinks, Crema is known for its latte art. They also boast a 95% locally grown produce dependence, making their menu not only local economy friendly, but seasonally different and pridefully delicious.
8th and Roast
For a truly unique coffee experience, try 8th and Roast. Located across from Zanies Comedy Club on 8th Avenue South, you can pop in and grab it to go, or sit at the bar and participate in the creation of your own brew.
The Red Bicycle
The Red Bicycle, located in Nashville’s Germantown, has a unique focus on customer service that you don’t often find these days. While dedicated to flavor and quality of their coffee and crepes, they also have a firm belief in treating each customer like a friend or family member.
Right in Music City’s “Rock Block,” patrons of Café Coco know what to expect when they come here. A friendly atmosphere, delicious coffee and food, and, of course, live music. If late night coffee isn’t your thing, try one of Café Coco’s awesome beer options.
Located in a building that used to be a pet shop, Fido couldn’t help but hang onto the previous owners’ sign for their own purposes. This coffee shop-slash-restaurant is known for blurring lines between casual and upscale. Fantastic food and wonderful coffee, this place is a must-see in Hillsboro Village.