Coffee Ramblings

Fido’s Local Latte

Coffee shops are a much bigger part of my life lately than ever before, mainly because they’ve become a business meeting spot now that I’ve switched careers.  This means that I’m drinking much, much better coffee these days than I did when I worked in an office in Cool Springs. (Cool Springs isn’t exactly a hot bed of unique coffee houses)

Here are a few of my favorites around Nashville:

Dose Coffee and Tea

3431 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37203

For any of you that follow me on Twitter, you already know that I’m obsessed with the ginger latte at Dose. If you like ginger, you must go try it.  I pretty much can’t go a week without having one.


1812 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

I’ve blogged about Fido many times in the past, but mainly about the special dinners they have and how much I love the food. It’s still one of my favorite places in town to eat, but they have great coffee too. This summer I was addicted to the Indian latte, which – guess what? – had ginger in it. Ginger and cardamom to be exact. Yum.


15 Hermitage Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

I wish this “coffee brewtique” wasn’t quite so far from my house, because if it were closer, I’d go there often. It doesn’t hurt that they serve baked goods from Sweet 16th Bakery and Grilled Cheeserie often sets up shop outside to serve brunch. Yes, it would definitely be my second home if I lived downtown.

Frothy Monkey

2509 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

This is the spot I’ve been going to more often than any other lately mainly because it just seems to be a good meeting point. I love trying out their seasonal drinks- most recently the sweet potato latte. They currently have a pumpkin spice tea latte on their menu too, and even though I’m not a big fan of tea, the description sounds wonderful, so I might have to give it a go the next time I’m there.



Roast Inc.update: closed temporarily, moving soon!

4825 Trousdale Dr #211
Nashville, TN 37220

In early November 2012, MOVING to:

2108-A 8th Ave So.
Nashville, TN 37204

Roast is a newish shop that I just recently discovered. I’ve only been there twice now, but I’m headed there again today and know that it’s going to be a place I frequent as often as possible in the future. The coffee is truly fantastic, so even though it may be a little off my beaten path, it’s worth the extra drive. and now it’s re-opening close to my house!

Update 9/24/12: Added a new East Nashville spot to my list….Check it out here!


So how about you? What coffee shops do you enjoy most and what do you order there?


For home, my go-to is Drew’s Brews.,  a locally roasted coffee that can be purchased several places around town, including Whole Foods.  I’m thinking I might grab something from Roast, Inc. when I’m there today though, and switch things up a little bit for a while. I’m pretty confident that either of them will make me very happy.

What coffee do you start your day off with? I’m always open to sampling new things, so I’d love to know if you have some gem I need to try!