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The 10 Best Coffee Houses in Nashville
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The 10 Best Coffee Houses in Nashville

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Nashville is effortlessly referred to as the Music City, giving it little reigns over its reputation. However, the variety of coffee shops located in Nashville show that there’s more to the city than music. Here is a curated list to make your life easier when in need of a caffeine fix.
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Eighth & Roast

Eighth & Roast is the industrial coffee shop. Brick walled exterior and interior, Eighth exudes an urban experience. Large tables, artisan coffee, and reasonable prices establish Eighth as a prominent coffee shop in the city. It gets busy around peak hours.

Eighth & Roast, 2108 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 730-8074

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Sky Blue Cafe

A little bit of a diner, Sky Blue Café is an almost impossible blend of café and coffee shop. It’s normal and accepted to just order coffee and ‘work’ for a spell. Homey, fantastic services, and reasonable prices all make Sky Blue a habitual coffee spot.

Sky Blue Cafe, 700 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 770-7097

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JJ’s Market & Cafe

JJ’s Market is a coffee shop with an aesthetic – the run-down outer exterior with brick walls, worn couches and board games on the inside. Great coffee, a surplus of outlets, and a liquor-license makes JJ’s a Nashville favorite.

J J’s Market & Cafe, 1912 Broadway, Nashville TN, USA, +1 615 327-9055

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Cafe Coco

Café Coco is a little homestead, situated in a smaller home setup. With a front patio and spacious interior, Café Coco is accommodating to their crowds. It’s pretty lively – hosting local talent with their open mic slots. However, it’s pretty quiet during the afternoons.

Cafe Coco, 210 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 321-2626

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Crema is on the national scale of awareness. Their specialty coffee and roasters have awarded them local and national success. Entirely wood-paneled with natural light (and the coffee shop light fixtures), Crema is going after the coffee shop experience.

Crema, 15 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 255-8311

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Fido is a coffee shop dedicated to taste. Offering gourmet coffee and espresso drinks along with a large breakfast menu, it’s one of the few coffee shops that are dedicated to in-house made food. Comfortable seating with large wooden tables and brick walls for aesthetic purposes, Fido is an affordable luxury.

Fido, 1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 777-3436

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Spacious with good lighting, Dose provides booth and table seating to accommodate their crowd. It’s a cozy coffee house without the added pretension that is sometimes bestowed upon the coffee house reputation. It’s simple and straightforward here: good coffee and good food.

Dose, 3431 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 457-1300

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Barista Parlor

Occupying a blue and red warehouse, Barista Parlor has made itself the best-known coffee shop in Nashville. They offer fabulous service and coffee, but they also serve some of the best café grub in the area. All locally and seasonally produced, the café fare is exceptional, along with the coffee.

Barista Parlor, 519 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 712-9766

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Frothy Monkey

Located in the 12 South neighborhood, Frothy Monkey is another contributing factor to the growth of this area. Frothy Monkey has standards. They’re based on locally sourced food for their café fare and Fair Trade coffee roasts.

Frothy Monkey, 2509 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 292-1808

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Edgehill Cafe

Edgehill Café is the Southern take on the coffee house trend. With a woodened-theme interior, Edgehill’s use of wood reflects more of a honky-tonk expression over the millennial one. Their menu is also dedicated to their own version of Southern comfort food.

Edgehill Cafe, 1201 Villa Pl, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 942-5717