As Nashville’s culinary scene continues to pivot into the spotlight, so does its coffee culture — the quality and quantity coffee shops having exponentially increased in the past year. Newcomers join established cafés in Nashville’s many neighborhoods to bring caffeine to those with a craving. While caffeine is at the forefront of the coffee shops offerings, the characteristics of each shop are just as important. Whether you are looking for a quick cup of coffee you can take on the go or an inviting space in which to work the day away, Nashville coffee shops are ready to deliver. We gathered intel on 20 coffee shops (okay, two are more breakfast spots than coffee shops) that have opened in the past year(-ish).
20 New(ish) Nashville Coffee Shops
4104 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 730-8074
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: September 2018
8th & Roast has been showcasing their espresso and coffee program at their original location on Eighth Avenue and Melrose for some time. We fell in love with their delicious drinks and easy atmosphere and were elated to hear they would be expanding to the west side of town. Although decidedly different in style and space, the two locations share the same appreciation for a good cup of coffee. Their west side location is spacious and bright, making it the perfect place to wake up (with the help of a little caffeine).
6000 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 835-3191
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Opened: November 2017
Promising Melbourne-style coffee, 37° Degrees Sth offers a spot for Belle Meaders to get caffeinated without having to go too far. With nearly a year of business under their belts, 37° Degrees Sth continues to serve coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and salads, breakfast and weekend brunch. The owners bring their Australian roots to Nashville and urge you to step outside the box with a flat white, Australian iced coffee or Nutella hot chocolate.
434 Houston St #120, Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 203-6991
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opened: September 2018
Americano Coffee Lounge is “putting a 1940’s twist on your coffee experience.” They honor yesteryear in their just-opened spot in Wedgewood Houston. The menu celebrates classic coffee drinks, and the setting invites you to relax and engage in conversation — any time of day. In addition to brewed coffee, espresso, Americano, cappuccino and lattes, the menu features a selection of food, including pastries, charcuterie, croissant sandwiches and dessert.
Bare Naked Bagel
2123 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 319-7448
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Monday
Bare Naked Bagel began hand-making bagels and delivering them to diners across town via their food truck. The truck garnered a loyal following for their traditional New York-style bagel, and due to their popularity, the eatery recently expanded into a brick-and-mortar location in Hillsboro Village. While more of a bagel shop than a coffee shop, it felt fitting to include Bare Naked Bagel on this list because what goes better with a bagel than a cup of coffee? Pair your bagel (we prefer ours with smoked salmon, chive cream cheese, tomato and pickled red onion) with a steaming cup of Bongo Java brew.
1200 Clinton St #25, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 227-4782
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: June 2018
Barista Parlor has done it again! They continue to bring good vibes and great coffee to neighborhoods across town, and their newest location in Marathon Village is no exception. Fuel up on coffee and biscuit sandwiches before exploring Marathon Village and its many offerings.
200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 610-7834
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opened: December 2017
Before the new year, Noelle Hotel opened their doors in Downtown Nashville, offering visitors a place to stay, shop, dine and, of course, drink coffee. Barista Parlor owner Andy Mumma is the brains behind the operation. You don’t have to be a hotel guest to take advantage of this coffee shop. In fact, you’ll likely see locals getting their morning caffeine fix before heading to work.
700 Main St, Nashville, TN 37204 • (629) 702-6939
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Monday
Opened: August 2018
Brioche and cake donuts, plus hand-crafted espresso and coffee go together like, well, coffee and donuts. East Park Donuts & Coffee serves up these morning treats, and we are thrilled. The donuts are as beautiful as they are delicious, and the flavors are creative and always changing. Welcome them to the neighborhood and let them wake you up with some sugar and a dose of caffeine.
509 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (786) 942-8279
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Opened: April 2018
Flamingo Cocktail Club & Falcon Coffee Bar share one building that is home to two concepts: a cocktail club and a coffee bar. Both sides of the building are equally fun with something special to offer. As coffee is the theme of today, we will focus on Falcon Coffee Bar. The small space serves hot and cold coffee, empanadas, toast, sandwiches, salads and sides. The menu is plant-based, meaning you will find smoked BE-hive seitan in place of bacon on the BLT. If you are feeling adventurous with your drink order, try the Andy Palmer, a cold brew lemonade.
1400 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 600-4756
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opened: August 2017
Even with locations in 12South and Downtown, plus another in Franklin, we didn’t have enough Frothy Monkey in our lives. Thankfully, they helped us out by opening a fourth Nashville location in the Nations. They are a welcome addition to the neighborhood and have been one of our go-to spots to sip matcha lattes and cross things off our to-do list since they opened last fall. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and coffee or dinner and wine. You won’t be disappointed by the delicious menu items or the stunning interiors.
424 Humphreys St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 647-7554
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: July 21, 2018
Humphreys Street Coffee invites you to drink good coffee, and with a mission to “create jobs in our neighborhood, provide mentoring opportunities that empower youth and train teenagers in job skills such as customer service, marketing and craftsmanship,” Humphreys Street reinvests 100% of their profits into programs and scholarships that support their students. The coffee shop opened in Wedgewood Houston this summer and serves classic and signature coffee drinks, as well as teas and hot chocolate. If you are hungry, choose from their selection of pastries. The space itself is bright, open and welcoming. It has quickly become another spot we love to set up shop for a day of work and coffee drinking.
2028A Lindell Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 640-0733
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday
Opened: Fall 2017
The Loading Dock offers a sense of community for makers, artists and visitors of Fort Houston. This gathering space serves breakfast all day (think breakfast sandwiches and Brightside Bakeshop baked goods) and lunch starting at 11 a.m. The lunch menu features a handful of sandwiches that sound nothing short of delicious. While enjoying your meal and sipping your coffee, make note of the local art that fills the walls. Not only is it a place for local artists to come to relax, but it is also a place where they are celebrated and supported.
1201 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 864-0880
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opened: January 2018
The guys behind Bare Naked Bagel are the same ones behind Kona Espresso Bar, which opened on Demonbreun Street early this year to bring you coffee sourced from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Order an espresso or macchiato or latte or any coffee drink of your choice. They also serve tea and smoothies, plus baked goods, breakfast, soup, salads and sandwiches.
214 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 712-7466
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Opened: September 2017
Milk & Honey is a Chattanooga staple that spread its wings to Nashville last fall. The all-day eatery and coffee shop occupies a large space in The Gulch that fills up quickly, thanks to hungry locals and tourists alike. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week. Start your day with fig and prosciutto toast, snack on a salad and try fresh homemade pasta or pizza for dinner. Quench your thirst with craft coffee or libations from the bar — we have our eye on the cocktails.
712 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 457-1117
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opened: July 2018
If you have strolled the streets of Germantown, it is likely you will recognize the Red Bicycle name. The coffee shop and creperie is a Germantown favorite, and now, thanks to their second location, is becoming a fast favorite in The Nations neighborhood, too. The space that houses Red Bicycle was most recently House: A Social Eatery and before that, The Stone Fox. The space is still bright and open, with various seating options. You can claim a spot at the communal tables or hide away in a booth. We can see ourselves spending a Sunday snacking on crepes and sipping coffee while getting work done.
1305 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 541-5831
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: July 2018
East Nashville’s Dickerson Pike was given a jolt of energy when Retrograde Coffee opened there this summer. The interiors are some of the loveliest we have seen and offer the perfect setting to gather over a warm cup of coffee. Designed to function as a neighborhood gathering spot, Retrograde’s mission is to bring people together. A case is filled with pastries, which will complement your coffee beverage of choice.
2934 Sidco Dr #130, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 241-5105
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opened: August 2018
More than just a coffee shop, Stay Golden is also home to restaurant-quality food and craft cocktails. The Stay Golden team, the foursome who opened Steadfast Coffee, has a long history with coffee and brings their combined expertise to the concept. The menu starts with avocado toast for breakfast and ends with a house burger for lunch. The beverage menu is twice as long as the food menu and features everything from filter and augmented coffee to cocktails and wine. You might be surprised that orders are placed via iPad at your table. This ordering concept caught us by surprise, but we warmed up to the idea and think you will too!
8 City Blvd Ste 103, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 678-1286
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: October 2017
Months after Pastaria brought diners to ONEC1TY, Sump Coffee offered another space to dine and drink. Also a St. Louis-based operation, Sump Coffee serves espresso, brewed coffee and cold brew. This is the coffee company’s second location, and we are thrilled to have another piece of St. Louis in Nashville, especially when they are fulfilling our coffee needs!
2179 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 • (615) 750-3515
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: September 2018
Tempo is the newest member of Nashville’s coffee scene. This coffee shop surprised us with their Tex-Mex breakfast foods, which include a Texas scramble (add drip coffee for $2 more) and breakfast tacos. There are also savory options, such as pan dulce, galleta and atole de arroz. The drink menu features coffee favorites, plus Texas sweet tea, chocolate Mexicano and horchata.
401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 988-8611
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opened: March 2018
Fairlane Hotel is home to a coffee shop, deli and restaurant, not to mention 81 hotels rooms outfitted in 1970s decor. The deli is delicious, and the restaurant offers stellar cocktails and even better views of Nashville. The coffee shop, better know as Union Teller, keeps things simple with Stumptown Coffee and handmade pastries. It is a no-fuss kind of place that knows you need your coffee to help start your day (or finish it). The space is primarily used for grab-and-go, but the cool and comfortable hotel lobby gives the option of relaxing with your cup of brew.
5202 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 297-7158
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
White Bison first opened in The Nations Neighborhood last fall. Since then, they have added eight additional locations, including, John Rice Boulevard, Long Hollow Pike, Carothers Parkway, Murfreesboro Road, Charlotte Avenue, Edmondson Pike, Moores Lane and 12th Avenu South. See more information all locations here. They pride themselves on their relationships with farmers and giving you coffee that is held to the highest standards. Stop by one of their nine locations to see what the buzz is all about.
Go forth and get caffeinated at Nashville’s new coffee shops.
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