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Top 10 Middle Tennessee Coffee Shops Recommended by Locals

Local coffee shops provide the perfect atmosphere to rest and refuel while you're traveling. You can sample the social scene of the community you're visiting while also enjoying regional flavors and recipes.

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When you travel, chances are you have at least one person waiting for you to bring them a treat or souvenir from your trip. There is no better gift for the coffee lover in your life than beans from a local roaster!

We went to local coffee shops, read reviews, and asked around to discover which ones you should visit the next time you're in town.

Take a look at our "TOP TENN" and tell us what you think!


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2 Railroad Square St. E, Bell Buckle 37020

The Bell Buckle Coffee Shop & Book Swap is conveniently located in historic Bell Buckle.

This local coffee shop gives you the opportunity to sit, sip some coffee, and take a break from shopping in the town’s antique and gift shops. Enjoy sampling their menu of hot or cold beverages, homemade treats and sandwiches.

They serve delicious gourmet coffee, lattes, cappuccino, teas, bubble teas & smoothies


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517 Cason Lane Suite D, Murfreesboro 37128

Catfeine is a cozy cat cafe where you can enjoy local roasted coffee and baked goods in the company of adoptable cats from local shelters and rescue organizations.

At the Cafe they provide a safe haven that allows the cats to live in a clean, safe, loving environment where they can be socialized and adopted. This gets them out of cages, off the streets, and into the hearts and furever homes of great people.

The cafe vibe is laid back, cozy and relaxing. There is a minimum age requirement of 10 years old to enter the cat lounge. They allow up to 15 guests per hour. Book online to ensure you can get in!


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207 Depot Street, Lawrenceburg 38464

At Depot Street Coffee Roasters, they believe in crafting exceptional coffee experiences one roast at a time. As a small batch, specialty coffee roaster based in Lawrenceburg, they source the highest quality beans from around the world and roast them to perfection in their Mill City 2kg roaster.

Their coffeehouse menu includes a variety of coffee drinks, sandwiches, pastries and more!

Stop in and grab something for breakfast or lunch, and take a bag of fresh roasted beans home with you!


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115 N Main Street, Suite C, Eagleville 37060

Country music star Craig Campbell opened Grindstone Cowboy Coffee Shop in his hometown of Eagleville in 2022.

Grindstone Cowboy isn’t just a coffee shop. It has a drive-thru, a restaurant, a bar, and a music venue. Their menu includes breakfast and lunch, coffee drinks, and so much more!


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Mix together hand-crafted coffees, a delicious breakfast/lunch menu, and a company that's given back over $500,000 and you have Just Love Coffee Cafe!

The Spring Hill location often features live music, community gatherings, and even swing dancing lessons in the Cafe dining room.

With locations popping up all around Tennessee, they make our "TOP TENN" for the welcoming and comfortable environment that their Cafes have created in large and small communities alike.


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410 W Lytle Street, Murfreesboro 37130

Owner Jeremy Florida, who roasts and brews specialty coffee in downtown Murfreesboro, says he works with coffee importers and farmers to select the raw green coffee beans that the store roasts and uses in its signature blends.

Brass Horn Coffee typically brews several different roasts customers can enjoy in-store. The coffee shop also offers housemade pastries, such as scones and muffins that are prepared daily, and morning items, such as a breakfast sandwich or a breakfast burrito that is served with homemade salsa.

Free parking and very kid-friendly.


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2190 Nolensville Pk Suite E, Nashville 37211

Having started as one neighborhood coffee shop in Germantown, Red Bicycle has now expanded to six locations in the Greater Nashville area, with some locations independently owned and operated.

As the first specialty coffee shop in South Nashville, they take pride in serving both longtime neighbors and first time visitors.

Their scratch-made kitchen is known for delivering the best of brunch as well as comfort classics, whether you're in the mood for an avocado toast, or their signature breakfast burrito - rest assured that you will be served with a smile.


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241 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee 37375

Stirling's Coffee House strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for the campus and the local community. Pull up a rocking chair. This quirky, yellow home employs over 40 students from campus. We train every order-taker, cookie-baker, and coffee-maker with great care. Our baristas pull the finest espresso shots and steam the velvetiest milk. We have an expansive porch surrounded by picturesque trees, flowers, and passers-by. The wrap-around porch accommodates a lot of people and is a great place for any type of gathering—studying, chatting or otherwise. Maybe you'll even see some butterflies.


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106 North Anderson Street, Tullahoma 37388

Serving Specialty Coffees, Teas, Ales & Cuisine in an Auld World Atmosphere!

When you step into The Celtic Cup, it feels as if you have been transported to an Irish Coffee House! They offer sandwiches, desserts, coffee drinks, gelato and more, plus art shows & afternoon tea. With full barista service, they're so much more than coffee!


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4348 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin 37064

The RedByrd Coffee Shop is located next to the Leiper's Fork Market in a “tiny little shop.”

Anyone who drinks coffee knows that whether it's your first or last cup of the day, it always tastes better when it's served with a smile and a greeting - and that's exactly what you get at The RedByrd Coffee Shop!

With specialty drinks like The Daffodil Latte (sunshine in a cup!) and Baby Byrd (steamed milk with honey and drizzled chocolate sauce), there's always something new and different to try at the RedByrd.


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TOP TENN "Honorable Mention"

13 Webb Road E Bell Buckle 37020

Located in Bell Buckle, Sweet Strings sells instruments, gifts, candy, clothing, jewelry, and more.

This unique Galleria also selects and roast beans that are sold FRESH in the store - Cappuccino, Bourbon, Caramel, Vanilla, Dark Roast Coffee, and more!


For more information about Coffee Shops & Unique Eats in Tennessee, visit the Tennessee Family Vacation Explore page.



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