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The Best Coffee Shops in Memphis in 2020

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Everyone needs their daily cup of joe to get the day going. But with all the coffee options there are today, it’s easy to get lost in the beans, So, we went on a coffeeshop crawl to find some of the best coffee shops in Memphis!

Java Cabana

Java Cabana is the cutest little quirky coffee shop, serving up amazing cups of coffee. They have fresh baked goods that are delivered just about every day.

Make sure you come out to one of their Open Mic Nights that they have every Thursday. Oh, we almost forgot to mention they offer vegan options!

📍2170 Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Belltower Artisans Coffeehouse & Studio

Belltower Artisans is on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis. This newer coffee shop has been making waves in the city! The two owners, are Memphis natives who have a passion for caffeine and clay. That’s right, there’s more than coffee and caramel pastries at this coffeehouse. There are also pottery classes you can join in on, which are held right behind the baristas. 

📍549 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111

Ugly Mug

If you’re a Memphis native, you’ve probably zoomed past Ugly Mug Coffee while on the way to work or school while headed down Poplar. Let us be the first to tell you that pulling over for a cup of their salted caramel coffee is more than worth it.

Locally owned and operated, Ugly Mug Coffee has a special house brew and adding flavors/milk substitutions are all absolutely free! Everything here is organic, vegan options are available and your coffee is tamped by hand, so what are you waiting for?

You can catch also them at the Grind City Coffee Xpo!

📍 4610 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

The Hub

Oh, how we love The Hub. This is a popular meeting place for us because of the great coffee prices and spatial lobby. Aside from the coffee, their baristas are the sweetest and will remember your name before you leave!

There’s a conference room you can sign up to use for meetings and plenty of outdoor seating near their Love Works sculpture for a nice day.

Side note: The Hub is connected to Highpoint Church.

📍 6000 Briarcrest Ave, Memphis, TN 38120

Low Fi Coffee

Low Fi Coffee is all about sustainability and quality. Their coffee has no sugar, syrup or preservatives and the only milk option they don’t offer is cow’s milk! This minimalist coffee shop co-exists with three other stores under one roof.

So, grab a cup of joe (vegan options available!) and peruse through the furniture store or art department, maybe? Owner David Pender also serves as an awesome barista and will welcome you with a warm smile. 

📍 387 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Vice & Virtue Coffee

If you are on Main Street, do yourself a favor and take a peek into Vice and Virtue. Located in the lobby of Arrive Hotel, V&V serves up some unique brews.

We tried the bourbon-infused coffee and were blown away! Their pastries are also top-notch. We tried a mashed potato puff pastry and finished it off with a brownie slice. Let’s just say we ended up having to get another potato pastry!

This quiet and well-decorated cafe is a great place to read a book or catch up on work.

📍 477 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Bluff City Coffee & Bakery

You cannot come to Bluff City and skip out on Bluff City Coffee. They offer very unique cups like this Halley’s Comet, which is a dirty chi with apple flavors and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

They also offer vegan and gluten-free options so indulge in a pastry. They had such a variety of pastries, it was hard to choose one so we shared a mixture. May we recommend the homemade pop-tarts? 

📍 505 S Main St #4458, Memphis, TN 38103

That's All Folks!

After all that coffee, we need a caffeine break! But you should get out and try one of these locally-owned coffee shops. They are a great place to clear your mind and get a bit of “me-time.”

Let us know your favorites on Instagram or Facebook. In the meantime, make sure you download the UNATION app to stay in the know on stuff to do in Memphis.

Until next time!

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