Sometimes, the perfect thing to make your day better is stopping to get a pastry, some tea, or a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop. While you may have a favorite coffee shop or café already, there are so many coffee shops around Nashville, Tennessee, and several hidden gems among them. If you're looking for something new to make your routine exciting, or you're just looking for a cup of coffee nearby, this is a list to get you started on your search. Here are 4 of the best coffee shops from all around Nashville.
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You may have seen a Frothy Monkey near you, and they're a trusted coffee shop for a reason. Established in 2004, Frothy Monkey has always been community-minded, with a varied menu and skilled, approachable staff. They offer daily specials, which you can check on their social media pages before you go to any of their locations to place your order. Their usual menu fare offers everything from breakfast and brunch, to salads and sandwiches—and, of course, their coffeehouse drinks, including lavender mint latte, monkey mocha, and your traditional espresso.
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea is a small coffee shop that loves the community that surrounds it. Their specialty coffee is roasted in East Nashville, the baked goods are made in partnership with local artisans, and even the artwork that decorates the walls of this coffee shop is made by local artists. Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea's food and drinks are sure to put a smile on your face, not just because of their excellent taste, but also because of their creative and charming names, such as the HEC Yeah sandwich, the Coastal bagel, and the Hoodie latte.
Sam & Zoe's
Sam & Zoe's is locally owned and locally loved, because who doesn't love breakfast or lunch all day long? This little coffee shop is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and it's also open on weekends, so their menu options truly last all day long. Sam & Zoe's is tucked away into West Nashville, making it a great place to come in and take a relaxing break from a lot of hustle and bustle. The menu boasts many options for salads, sandwiches, and wraps as well as several kinds of breakfasts, from oatmeal to smoothies. Of course, no breakfast or lunch would truly be complete without coffee, and there are many brews to choose from at this restaurant.
For a chic coffee shop in the heart of the city, Killebrew Coffee is the place to go. This coffee shop is located on the first floor of the Thompson Hotel, and it opens at 7:00 a.m. every morning for an early morning pick-me-up. Killebrew offers plenty of drinks to choose from, including house drop coffee, matcha latte, English breakfast tea, and many in between. Be sure to order something to eat alongside your drink, as this café offers breakfast classics like parfaits as well as cookies and roast beef sandwiches on a kaiser bun.
Any of the coffee shops on this list could become a new favorite meet-up place or a nice place to relax. Go with your friends, your partner, or just yourself, to any of the shops on this list today.