Tennessee has a way of recognizing the blistering cold and offering options to warm up. If you're one second away from freezing your phalanges off, here are some establishments in Middle Tennessee that will welcome you with a warm cup of coffee and even warmer atmosphere.
519 Gallatin Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
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Experience one of three locations of this coffee shop in Nashville, celebrating local talent, farms, bakeries and businesses. Started in 2011, roasting coffee is an art form of its own. Sit back and enjoy the simplistic decor of the shop as daylight floods in, making it the perfect stop to wake up on a Monday (or any day of the week) morning.
1173 Trotwood Ave.
Columbia, TN 38401
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A local coffee hangout in Columbia that serves locally-produced coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The shop also features local musicians, showing that music runs deep in Tennessee. Try the Hawaiian Hazelnut brew or the Yirgacheffe, coming all the way from Ethiopia. Slurp fiesta chicken soup or the veggie bisque and you'll be so warm, you'll forget it's winter. Buckhead Coffeehouse is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
505 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sit next to the windows to see trolleys and horse-drawn carriages rolling by as you sip an Americano or one of the many flavored, hot beverages available. Every coffee is espresso-based while other options include a variety of teas and smoothies. Curb your cravings with a pastry, donut or other sweet along with lunch and dinner choices.
144 2nd Ave N.
Franklin, TN 37064
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You'll get more than a cup of caffeine. Not only do they have delicious brewed coffee, The Coffeehouse specializes in delicious food and even has an art gallery. Get the moccachino and add a shot of caramel (your welcome) or sip tea from the variety of flavors they offer. If you don't want anything caffeinated, there's hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and iced coffees, teas, and chai lattes. The Coffeehouse is open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
204 High St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Feel like you're in France without leaving Tennessee as you step inside this European-style cafe filled with fresh coffees, breads, chocolates and pastries.Sip espresso straight up or have a little fun with the flavors the house offers like lavender, mint, cocnut, Irish cream, vanilla and more.
800 Tyson St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
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Hand-crafted beverages, a friendly atmosphere and fresh, direct trade coffee can be found at this coffee shop located in bustling downtown Knoxville. Get your afternoon pick-me-up in a variety of ways from French Press to Chemex Pour Over (suited for the single-origin coffees from around the world).
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1817 21st Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Stay awhile in this light-filled cozy coffee shop that features a seasonal coffee menu with beans that are roasted to their full potential. Located in Hillsboro Village, you can pop into the coffeeshop for a quick brew and spend the most of the day browsing the boutiques and bookstores located up and down the streets.