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.
Experience one of three locations of Barista Parlor 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
A local coffee hangout in Columbia that serves locally-produced coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Buckhead Coffeehouse 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.
Bluff City Coffee
505 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sit next to the windows at Bluff City Coffee in Memphis 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.
The Coffeehouse at Second and Bridge
144 2nd Ave N.
Franklin, TN 37064
You'll get more than a cup of caffeine at The Coffeehouse at Second and Bridge in Franklin. 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.
Rembrandt's Coffee House
204 High St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Feel like you're in France without leaving Tennessee as you step inside Rembrandt’s Coffee House, a 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
Hand-crafted beverages, a friendly atmosphere and fresh, direct trade coffee can be found at Remedy Coffee 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).
Revelator Coffee Company
1817 21st Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Stay awhile in the light-filled cozy Revelator Coffee Company that features a seasonal coffee menu with beans that are roasted to their full potential. Located in Hillsboro Village, you can pop into the coffee shop for a quick brew and spend the most of the day browsing the boutiques and bookstores located up and down the streets.
Coffee And Chocolate
327 Union Ave SW
Knoxville, TN 37902
Coffee And Chocolate serves up exactly what their name says: coffee from local roasters and locally-made chocolate (along with a variety of other mouth-watering pastries). Local artwork adorns the walls, making this coffee hang out a true celebration of Knoxville and the creators who call it home. Whole-bean coffee is available for sale. They're steps away from Market Square, making your morning coffee run convenient and quick.
With a landscape, history and culture uniquely its own, this Tennessee region is just waiting for you to explore.