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5 Nashville Coffee Shops Everyone Should Try–From a Music City Native!

Jul 19, 2019 | USA | 2 comments

Ugh, it’s been way too long since I last wrote about my beloved Music City. Today is the day and the time is now! Judging from my past posts and my blog’s name, I absolutely love to travel. But one of my favorite lessons from seeing the world is remembering how much I love home. And Nashville coffee shops.

At this point, the city is so different from its vibe when I was growing up. I won’t lie–my neighborhood of Inglewood has definitely been gentrified. Along with all the changes, there are new restaurants that sprout up constantly with the influx of over 100 people that move here every single day.

Nashville attracts people from all walks of life–musicians, wannabe stars, aspiring songwriters, millennials, hipsters, young families. You name it, we’ve got it.

And when it comes to amazing coffee shops, we’ve got those, too.

So, without further ado, here are the 5 must-visit coffee shops in my very biased opinion. Let’s get down to it!

{Last updated April 2020}

1 // Ugly Mugs

This one is an East Nashville stand by, and with good reason. Their iced mocha is the best I’ve had on this side of the Atlantic, and I go there whenever I’m waiting on my carry-out order from Graze.

This one’s also a popular spot for digital nomads like me to work, but I often choose my own house over working here. Why? Because it’s packed. I can’t say I’m mad about it, though. They deserve every bit of business they get.

There’s also a dog-friendly patio and greenery area for pet lovers like me, so bring your pooch and sip your brew in the summer sun!

2 // Café Roze

The aesthetics, the rose latté, the bougie brunch–this place just works. Sure, it’s on the expensive side. But, I’m more than willing to pay the piper when I can get rose petals sprinkled on my latté.

Yes, you read that correctly. Real rose petals.

I came here with a friend for girls’ brunch and have been very impressed with the rose latté ever since. The décor in here is also bright, airy and chic. Love, love, love. You have to try it!

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3 // Sam & Zoe’s

You know me. I rarely make it out of Inglewood, unless it’s for Parnassus Books. And yet, Sam & Zoe’s is on this list. That’s saying a lot.

I came here with a friend after we went to some antique shops across from 100 Oaks. I don’t recommend those shops over the antique mall areas of Goodlettsville…but I would definitely make the traffic-bogged trek back to Berry Hill for some more Sam & Zoe’s!

This place also sells food and smoothies, so you should check it out even if you aren’t in the mood for coffee. I was so impressed by the cozy interior, friendly, helpful staff, and delicious drinks.

You’ve gotta try this place; it makes my must-visit list even though it’s far away from me for very good reasons!

4 // Three Brothers Coffee

I didn’t get to visit Three Brothers Coffee in the Vanderbilt/West End area until recently. There was just something special about the laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff, and brews that soothe the soul.

I’d highly recommend this place to catch up with a friend or get some work done. There are plenty of tables to set up shop and the ambiance is soft enough to relax you, but quiet enough to keep you productive.

I ordered just a mug of coffee with almond milk and a touch of sugar, which was a nice blend of velvety and biting. A friend chose an espresso drink, and was happy with her choice.

Not only do I recommend for you to try Three Brothers, but I’ll be back myself. Maybe you’ll see me there writing my next blog post!

5 // CREMA

One summer, a close friend from undergrad lived with my mom and I while she completed a nonprofit internship not far from my neighborhood. A connoisseur of cute coffee shops, Destiney has an opinion I trust when it comes to where I should try my next cup.

After about a month in Nashville, she convinced me to try CREMA, a Hermitage Ave staple and a true, chic fixture in Music City’s coffee scene. I was impressed!

If there’s no indoor seating, you can sip your coffee creation on the porch in a breezy summer evening and enjoy conversation with a friend.

If you need to get some work done, there are tables available and a bright, crisp interior that will keep your creative juices flowing.

Oh, and if you’re a mug collector like me, then you should check out their merch! Don’t be surprised if you see a CREMA mug on my shelf…

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There you have it! These 5 coffee shops in Nashville, in my humble opinion, are also some of the best around the world.

When you come on down to Music City, be sure to hit at least one of these up for some delicious brew that will linger in your memories long after you’re wheels up.

Sip, savor, and enjoy!

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  1. jack adly

    Love your informative article, thanks for sharing such an informative article on coffee,
    thank you for sharing such a nice article, it was worth reading, will recommend others.

    • Sarah

      Thanks for reading!


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