We are going to start with our favorite - Killebrew. They have great drip coffee and cookie butter lattes, and are famous for their hot chocolate. We tried all of it! Killebrew was our first stop when we landed in Nashville, as well as our last stop on our way back to the airport. It is located in the Gulch and is connected to the gorgeous Thompson Nashville hotel. We took advantage of that by hanging out in the hotel’s lobby while we sipped our drinks. We loved that there was oat milk - it’s my favorite! The baristas were so friendly, and we had great conversations with several of them. We definitely recommend!
Humphreys Street Coffee Shop
We had just walked in the doors of Humphreys when it started down pouring! We had been on our way to lunch but ended up hanging out at Humphreys to wait out the storm - we definitely didn’t mind. The interior design was beautiful; we loved all the white and green. Looking around the shop, it seemed to be filled with people at business meetings, working on their computers, or catching up with friends. It was a very casual vibe that we loved! We didn’t find out until later but Humphreys employs local teenagers to train and give mentoring opportunities to. All the profits go directly to the programs and scholarships for their students. We definitely recommend you go and support their mission!
Frothy Monkey was our first stop when we arrived at 12 South. Even though we went on a weekday morning, it was packed. We decided not to eat in and ordered coffees to go. I ordered this salted caramel coconut latte, and it was hands down the best latte I’ve ever had. I kept talking about it! There were also a bunch of muffins and pastries for sale, and I was tempted to get a gluten free gingerbread muffin. The famous Nashville Looks Good on You mural is right behind Frothy Monkey in a parking lot, so make sure you check it out as well!
Slow Hand Coffee and Bakeshop
Nick had heard of Slow Hand at the beginning of the week and we were luckily able to stop in randomly one day. It was right off of a busy street, which took us by surprise as everywhere else we had been had been located in more downtown type areas. I got a drip coffee and Nick got tea, and we both really enjoyed it. I also got a flourless chocolate brownie which was so chocolatey and rich, I ended up just picking on it the rest of the day. Slow Hand is connected to a restaurant called Pelican and Pig, which is where we actually sat. Nick and I loved the interior, and I imagine the food there is very good, as well!
5 Daughters Donuts
We never actually tried the coffee here so we can’t comment on it, but how can we have a coffee post without donuts? If you search any What to Eat in Nashville post, 5 Daughters Donuts will be listed as a must try, and we agree. There were so many different types of donuts and even two rows of vegan and gluten free kinds! Mike got a sugar cookie donut, which everyone agreed was their favorite.