By: Brianna Smith-Herman
Finally autumn has arrived, bringing with it several favorite things—sweaters, football, boots, and countless scrumptious drinks to warm you up! Nothing says cozy quite like a coffee shop and there’s something about the fall season that makes cozy that much more appealing. Memphis is vibrant with coffee shops and coffee roasters that serve caffeinated goodness from the most basic to the more complex. The changing of the seasons means new menu offerings that feature favorite fall flavors, such as Pumpkin and Eggnog.
Stop by one of these 5 coffee shops before beginning your next fall adventure for all the feels!
Vice & Virtue + Hustle & Dough
Local brands Vice & Virtue and Hustle & Dough come together to create an intimate neighborhood coffee bar at ARRIVE Memphis. Their all-day bakery and cafe in downtown has the best hot chocolate and a full-scale sourdough bakery operation, selling retail breads, pastries, and “bread-focused” snacks, such as a delicious french toast. This fall, customers can enjoy the classic Bourbon Mocha, made with Blue Note Bourbon barrel- aged espresso with steamed milk and house made cocoa.
Muggin Coffeehouse, is located off of Elvis Presley Blvd. It is the first locally-owned coffee shop in the Whitehaven community. They offer a variety of drip coffee, espresso drinks, nitro coffee, baked goods, and ground coffee by the pound. A good fall drink that’s comforting and warm is a, A Hug And A Mug latte, which is oat milk steamed with honey and espresso.
Bluff City Coffee & Bakery
The independent craft coffee roaster, Bluff City Coffee & Bakery, has two locations, one in Cooper Young and one in Downtown Memphis, each with the mission of serving love one cup at a time. The regular coffee menu includes espresso drinks, blended drinks and cold brew. Its from-scratch bakery serves sweet goodies like poptarts, scones, ooey gooey cookies, muffins and brownies.
Ugly Mug is a coffee shop that serves locally roasted, Memphis inspired coffees. The cafe features brewed coffee, espresso, and frappés along with some breakfast and lunch items. This cafe is the only local shop with a drive-through window which is perfect for the fall and winter time. You can also find Ugly Mug Coffee in grocery stores and coffee shops around the Mid-South.
French Truck Coffee
French Truck Coffee is a cozy cafe that serves espresso drinks, French-pressed coffee, cappuccinos and lattes, as well as tea and baked goods are available, too. French Truck are some of the best coffee roasters in New Orleans, Louisiana and they decided to bring that deep, rich, and very robust taste to the Mid-South. French Truck Coffee is located in Crosstown Concourse. This fall, visit the café for the New Orleans Iced Coffee, it’s their world famous Coffee, Chicory and Milk shaken and served over the best ice in the world.. This creamy drink is the perfect option when enjoying the beautiful 901 fall weather.
What are your favorite coffee shops in The 901?