Grab a Cup: 7 Coffee Shops in Memphis

Memphis isn’t just the birthplace of the blues – it’s also a city brimming with vibrant coffee shops catering to every caffeine craving. From hidden gems to established favorites, here’s a guide to jumpstart your Memphis coffee crawl:

City and State (Broad Avenue): Located on Broad Avenue, City and State not only offers some of the most delicious coffee and tea drinks, but they also have a gift shop filled with both local goods and nationally recognized brands! Add in their cozy patio perfect for catching up on emails or with friends, and you’ve got one of the city’s favorite coffee shop experiences! Be sure to try something special from their rotating seasonal menu!

Comeback Coffee (The Pinch District): If you’re headed across the bridge or looking for coffee close to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Comeback should definitely be on your radar. They’ve got a great list of coffees and tees, ample seating space both inside and outside, plus, if you’re a plant parent, you don’t want to miss their sister plant shop Greenhaus. They also rent out the shop for private events if you’re looking for a unique venue!

Cxffeeblack’s Anti-Gentrification Coffee Club (East Memphis): More than just a coffee shop, Cxffeeblack’s is a community hub that celebrates the true origins of coffee. Beyond the delicious brews, Cxffeeblack’s offers a welcoming space for conversation and collaboration and is the place to go if you want to learn more about what’s in your cup.  They were also named Sprudge’s 2024 Most Notable Roaster of the Year!

Muggin Coffeehouse (Whitehaven & Uptown): Whether you’re in Whitehaven or Uptown, Muggin Coffeehouse has a location for you! This neighborhood spot offers a cozy atmosphere, a wide variety of coffee options, and delicious baked goods. If you’re looking for game nights and other events, be sure to keep an eye on their calendar for plenty of things to do!

Belltower Coffee (Multiple Locations): What originally started in the Highland University District has now expanded to three different locations in the city! Whether you’re studying at the OG location, looking for a pick-me-up during your morning walk at Shelby Farms, or in need of something to sip on while you explore Arlington, they’ve got you covered!

Memphis Chess Club (Downtown): Coffee and chess – a classic combination! This unique spot combines a coffee shop with a chess club, offering a place for caffeine enthusiasts and chess aficionados alike. They’ve got a menu packed with delicious lunch items which makes it the perfect place to lock in while you’re working remotely. Another huge plus? Once you slam that laptop shut at 5, they’ve got a full bar to start happy hour right away!

Crazy Gander Coffee Company (Downtown): Crazy Gander sits right up the street from Memphis Chess Club and is a great spot if you’re looking to cozy up with the sounds of the city! Their open storefront is perfect for getting all the best patio vibes with a little extra coverage, plus coffee staples and drinks with their own special twist.

So, grab your reusable mug and embark on your own Memphis coffee adventure! This list is just a starting point – with so many fantastic coffee shops in the city, you’re sure to find your perfect cup (or two). Looking for even more of the best food and drink in Memphis? We’ve got you covered!

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