5 Must-See Nashville Coffee Shops For Caffeine Fiends

If it’s a 50-50 ratio of blood and coffee coursing through your veins, Nashville is the city for you. In the last decade, Nashville’s coffee scene has grown to encompass independent and big-name roasters alike, with residents flocking to Instagram-worthy cafes on the daily. Keep reading for our top five Nashville coffee shops for die-hard coffee fans.

Photo credit: Crema

Photo credit: Crema

Crema Coffee Roasters: Located near the Cumberland River, Crema is an artisanal coffee roaster housed in a beautiful industrial space. Crema operates under the values that they should know how to do one thing well—and for this roaster, it’s most certainly coffee. Pop into Crema to enjoy their unique roasts, which hail from Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond.

Photo credit: Bongo Java

Photo credit: Bongo Java

Bongo Java: Bongo Java holds the title of Nashville’s oldest coffeehouse, which opened up shop in 1993 in the city’s Belmont neighborhood. Check out Bongo Java for their all-day breakfast menu, in addition to delicious coffee creations like its experimental lattes, iced coffee and more.

Photo credit: Steadfast Coffee

Photo credit: Steadfast Coffee

Steadfast Coffee: Venture over to Nashville’s popular Germantown neighborhood to grab a cup of fresh java at Steadfast Coffee, which operates under a culture of creativity. A few of the roaster’s most inventive drinks include flash-chilled coffee—a cold-brew coffee that’s instantly chilled—and coffee sodas, which include a flash-chilled coffee beverage that’s carbonated with citric acid to bring out robust flavors.

Photo credit: Frothy Monkey

Photo credit: Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey: With its original location located in Nashville’s 12th South neighborhood, Frothy Monkey has solidified itself as a go-to coffee destination for locals and visitors alike. Since opening in 2004, Frothy Monkey has served up delicious craft-coffee offerings in addition to vegetarian and vegan-friendly fare.

Photo credit: Fido

Photo credit: Fido

Fido: Also owned by Bongo Java is Fido, which blends its upscale coffeehouse feel with a casual restaurant. Grab local, organic fare in addition to strong and straightforward coffee during your visit to this hip Hillsboro Village spot. Also don’t miss Fido’s signature lattes, which rotate seasonally to share the best flavors with customers.

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