Memphis Coffee Guide

Every new day brings a new opportunity to drink coffee! No matter what part of town you find yourself in, we’ve got you covered with our guide to locally owned coffee in Memphis. (We’ve put them in order by neighborhood first, alphabet second.)

🏠 Roasted in-house / 🌟 Ft. local roaster / 🌊 3rd wave/multi-roaster/ ✊🏾Black-owned


Bluff City Coffee
505 S. Main Street

Bluff City Coffee specializes in Italian-style espresso beverages. They use a combination of coffee beans from Central America, Indonesia and South America to provide a dark, hearty blend. There are plenty of delicious bakery items, and hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches available too.

Monday-Saturday 6:30a to 1p
Sunday 8a to 1p


Boycott Coffee 🏠✊🏾
240 Madison Avenue

Located inside The Commonwealth building, Boycott Coffee is a fourth wave coffee shop specializing in house-roasted beans and thought-provoking conversation.

Monday – Tuesday 6:30 – 11a

Wednesday – Friday 6:30a to 2p

Saturday & Sunday 8a to 1p


Cafe Keough 🌟
12 S. Main Street

Built in the 100-year-old Commerce Title Building, Café Keough has elements of both the past and the present. We feel the European vibe is best enjoyed with an espresso. Café Keough features locally roasted coffee from J. Brooks.

Tuesday-Saturday 8a to 2p
Closed Sunday & Monday


Comeback Coffee 🌟🌊
358 N. Main Street

Comeback Coffee is a multi-roaster shop famous for their coffee soda (which is now available in cans!) and an invitation to “stay awhile.” The menu is full of freshly made pastries and kinfolk pops up on the weekends. The expansive space and large patio in back makes it a favorite spot for coffee lovers to camp out.

Tuesday-Saturday 8a to 3p
Sunday 10 a to 2p
Closed Monday


Crazy Gander
150 Madison Avenue

Owners Dana Bunke and Kevin Crow bought the building at 150 Madison Avenue in 2018 and have spent the last few years making it home. That’s right, they live upstairs from the coffee shop with their two young children. Crazy Gander is their passion project. They’ve installed a Kees van der Westen espresso machine and are serving coffees from a North Carolina based roaster. Stop by and take a gander.

Monday – Friday 7a to 4p
Saturday & Sunday 8a to 4p

Champion Sip 2022

Dr. Bean’s 🏠 ✊🏾
387 S. Main

Inside Stock & Belle, Dr. Bean’s features a pour-over bar, cold brew on draft, beans for purchase, and more. Dr. Bean’s staff is meticulous about their beans all the way from soil to cup, even visiting farms firsthand. Their roasts have won them awards at competitions across the country. Menu changes seasonally. Dave’s Bagels and Lulu’s pastries available in the case.

Monday – Saturday 7a to 6p
Sunday 8a to 4p


Edge Alley 🏠
600 Monroe Avenue

Edge Alley doesn’t call itself a coffee shop. Rather, it prefers to be known as a restaurant with an excellent coffee program (of the third wave variety). Owner Tim Barker roasts his own beans and the specialty drink menu changes with the seasons. You don’t have to order food to enjoy the coffee, but we highly recommend it.

Thursday-Friday, 10:30a to 3p. and 5 to 9p
Saturday 9:30a to 3p. and 5 to 9p
Sunday 9:30a to 3p.


Memphis Chess Club 🏠
195 Madison Avenue

The Memphis Chess Club is a great place to learn and play the game of chess and enjoy a coffee! Their in-house roast is a winner! They also offer a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.The wooden cafe tables are custom-made with inlaid chess boards. Members can play anytime the club is open without a cafe purchase with club provided sets & clocks. Non-members are welcome to play with their own sets provided a cafe purchase of at least $5 is made.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4 – 9p
Saturday & Sunday 7a – 9p
Closed Monday & Wednesday


Talk Shop
245 S. Front Street

Soak up some sun – and good eats – at Talk Shop inside the Caption by Hyatt downtown. It’s the perfect place to set up shop for the day if you work remotely, like people watching, or just need a place to chill. There’s a full coffee bar and a menu featuring salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads. And yes, beer, wine, and cocktails too.

Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Championsip Coffee Contest

Tamp & Tap 🌊
122 Gayoso Avenue

Tamp & Tap is a third wave coffee shop that features Metropolis Coffee from Chicago. From espresso to nitro, they have you covered. All coffee drinks can be frozen on request. They also sell beer and have a full menu of healthy wraps and salads made to order, and a nice selection of sweets.

Monday-Friday 7a to 2p
Saturday & Sunday 8a to 2p


109 N. Main Street

Located on Main Street just south of City Hall, Qahwa brews only single origin medium roasts, and sources from Thunderhead Coffee, which imports and roasts high-end coffee in Flowood, Mississippi. Qahwa owner Fred Othmani suggests the Main Street Mocha, one of their most popular, Memphis-themed coffee drinks. They also have teas and kombucha.

Monday-Friday 7a to 5:30p
Saturday & Sunday 8:30a to 1:30p

Championsip Coffee Contest

Vice & Virtue 🏠
477 S. Main Street

Vice & Virtue’s cafe is located inside downtown’s Arrive hotel. They sell coffee drinks and whole beans alongside baked goods by Hustle & Dough. This means you can have a bourbon mocha with fresh-made pastries, small plates, and breads any day of the week. They’ve recently started canning a cold brew for the guest rooms, but it’s also available for purchase in the cafe.

Monday-Thursday 7a to 4p
Friday-Sunday 7a to 5p

Broad Avenue Arts District

Champion Sip 2022

City & State 🌊
2625 Broad Avenue

City & State helped introduce the city to third wave coffee and continues to be at the forefront of coffee trends. This multi-roaster café releases a new specialty drink menu with each season (carbonated, frozen, etc.) and pairs them with seasonal in-house pastries. They’ve also got a great retail shop featuring local and regional makers.

Monday-Friday 7a to 6p
Saturday 8a to 6p
Sunday 8a to 2p

Champion Sip 2022

Inspire Community Café 🌟
510 Tillman Street

Inspire Community Café features French Truck and has an assortment of hot and cold coffees and teas. Plus, they have smoothies and breakfast all day. Inspire is tucked inside the shopping center at Tillman and Sam Cooper, and the minute you step inside, it feels like home. Owner Kristin Fox-Trautman and her team put a lot of care into every single detail of their space. And, yes, you will absolutely leave inspired.

Tuesday-Friday 8:30a to 6:30p
Saturday 9a to 5p
Closed Sunday & Monday


Society Memphis 🌟🌊
583 Scott Street

Society Memphis is a skatepark with a full coffee bar and upstairs lounge where people can drink said coffee, work, hang out, or wait for their partner/friend/kid to finish skating. The coffee bar is stocked with locally and regionally roasted coffees and housemate pastries and stays open late.

Monday-Saturday 8a to 10p
Sunday 12 to 10p


Vice Annex 🏠
486 N Hollywood

Vice Annex is not a coffee shop, but they do have cold brew ready to bottle, six packs of Vice & Virtue’s snapchilled Ethiopia Sidamo, and everything you need for the perfect cup at home, including equipment, a variety of beans, and even classes.

Saturday & Sunday 10a to 4p


17 Berkshire
2094 Trimble Place

While 17 Berkshire is known for its exquisite French macarons and pastries, they also have a wide variety of coffee and tea options to accompany your sweet treat. Serving Stumptown coffee as well as Sloane tea, they offer a wide variety of drink options, from pour-overs to iced lattes to tea lattes. All syrups are made in-house and are not to be missed.

Tuesday-Saturday 11a to 7p
Sunday 12p to 5p
Closed Monday


Bluff City Coffee
945 S. Cooper Street

Bluff City specializes in Italian-style espresso beverages. They use a combination of coffee beans from Central America, Indonesia and South America to provide a dark, hearty blend. There are plenty of delicious bakery items, and hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches available too.

Monday-Saturday 6:30a to 1p
Sunday 8a to 1p


The Brooks Cafe 🌟
1934 Poplar Avenue

Coffee has returned to Overton Park! Cafe Brooks is now (quietly) open inside the Brooks Museum of Art. They have a full coffee bar featuring Vice & Virtue roasts as well as locally made pastries. (On Fridays you’ll find a selection of donuts and other goodies from Artesanal de Tela!) There’s lots of seating and you do not need to pay admission to enjoy the offerings, though we do recommend taking in the sights! Wednesdays are free with extended hours.

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday 10a – 8p
Thursday & Friday, 10a – 4p
Saturday 10a – 5p
Sunday 11a – 5p


Cafe Eclectic
603 N. Mclean Boulevard

Café Eclectic has a full coffee bar and serves Illy coffees from Italy. This family-owned restaurant offers breakfast all day, uses local ingredients when possible, and makes everything from scratch, including donuts and pastries.

Monday—Saturday 7a to 3p
Sunday 9a to 3p

Championsip Coffee Contest

French Truck 🏠
1350 Concourse Avenue

French Truck is New Orleans’s premier craft coffee roaster and were early adopters of our beloved urban village known as Crosstown Concourse. Therefore we make a small exception to our locally owned designation to include them in this list. Find them in the main concourse.

Monday – Friday 7:30a to 6p
Saturday & Sunday 8a to 6p


Java Cabana
2170 Young Avenue

Java Cabana is credited as being the very first coffee house in Midtown. Started by Midtown legend Tommy Foster in 1992, it was owned and operated by Mary Burns from 1998 until her death in 2019. Java Cabana caters to the young, artsy set, and their full coffee bar features organic fair-trade coffee.

Thursday 5 to 10p
Saturday 10a to 5p
Sunday 12 to 5p
Closed Monday-Wednesday and Friday


Killer Coffee 🌟
1296 Peabody Avenue

Killer Coffee is a small, two-person operation, co-owned and operated by Alexis McCarrens and Tevin Reynolds.

They’ve been popping up at Rose Quartz for a while and finally made it official. Their coffee is roasted by Ethnos Coffee Roasters here in Memphis.Find them on the second floor!

Hours of operation for the upcoming week are posted on social media every Sunday


641 S. Cooper Street

Otherlands was one of the first coffee shops in Midtown and has become like a community center. Its funky vibe is welcoming to all with lots of comfortable seating, both indoors and outdoors. There’s a small menu including toast, bagels, and sandwiches as well as some grab and go items.

Monday and Tuesday 7a to 3p
Wednesday – Sunday 7a to 7p

East Memphis


Anti Gentrification Coffee Club 🏠✊🏾
761 National

Maurice Henderson believes that coffee can be a force for good. In 2019, under the name Cxffeeblack, he partnered with Ethnos Coffee to create a signature blend, Guji Mane. A movement was born. In 2020, the Anti Gentrification Coffee Club opened its doors in The Heights and Renata Henderson took over as head roaster. They now have an all black supply chain.

Monday – Friday 9a to 5p


City Silo 🌟
5101 Sanderlin, Ste 104

City Silo offers a full-service coffee bar, smoothies, juices, and wellness elixirs. This is a popular spot for the health conscious crowd as the menu leans vegetarian and is full of fresh and delicious options.

Monday-Thursday 7a to 8p
Friday & Saturday 7a to 9p
Closed Sunday


The Hub Coffee 🌟🌊
6000 Briarcrest Avenue

This third wave coffee shop is housed inside Highpoint Church, but is open to the public. It features Onyx coffee and offers a variety of high-quality, handcrafted drinks.

Monday – Friday 7a to 7p
Saturday 8a to 7p
Closed Sunday

Champion Sip 2022

Park & Cherry ✊🏾
4339 Park Avenue

Inside the Dixon Gallery, Chef Phillip DeWayne offers seasonal dishes as well as a full coffee bar at the Park + Cherry cafe. Nashville’s Frothy Monkey is the house roast. Admission to the Dixon is free. You’ll find the cafe to the left of the welcome desk inside the main building. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Tuesday – Saturday 10a to 5p
Sunday 1 to 5p
Closed Monday


Sweet Lala’s Bakery
6150 Poplar Avenue, Suite 118

Located in the Regalia Shopping Center, Sweet Lala’s is a family-owned bakery specializing in wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. They also offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, a full espresso bar, and gift shop! It’s a lovely place to visit and take a moment for yourself or gather with friends. However, they also offer online ordering, pick up, delivery, and nationwide shipping.

Monday 8a to 12p
Tuesday – Saturday 8a to 4p
Closed Sunday

Champion Sip 2022

Ugly Mug 🏠
4610 Poplar Avenue

Ugly Mug locally roasts fair-trade and organic-blend coffees and has a drive-through window that opens at 6 a.m. during the workweek. The inside is decorated with multitudes of fun coffee mugs. If you find one that you want to use, they’ll wash it out and make your drink in it.

Monday-Friday 6a to 7p
Saturday 7a to 7p
Sunday 8a to 5p

University District

Champion Sip 2022

Belltower Coffeehouse & Studio 🌟
525 & 529 S. Highland Street

Part coffee shop, part pottery studio, Belltower Coffeehouse & Studio serves a variety of locally roasted coffees from Dr. Bean’s, Vice & Virtue, and J. Brooks. They’re in a new location just a few doors down from their original home. With a full kitchen in their new spot, they have added breakfast and lunch offerings like scones, muffins, breakfast burritos, salads and sandwiches to the menu.

Monday-Saturday 7a to 6p
Sunday 9a to 5p


French Truck 🏠
395 Highland

French Truck’s second location on the Highland Strip is much like the cafes you see in New Orleans.. Bright, roomy, and surrounded by a patio. The location makes it a natural hang out for University of Memphis students. There are plenty of tables for sipping, eating, and studying.

Monday – Friday 7a to 6p
Saturday & Sunday 8a to 6p



City Silo 🌟
7605 W Farmington Blvd #2

City Silo offers a full-service coffee bar, smoothies, juices, and wellness elixirs. This is a popular spot for the health conscious crowd as the menu leans vegetarian and is full of fresh and delicious options.

Monday – Thursday 7a to 8p
Friday & Saturday 7a to 9p
Sunday 9a to 3p


JoJo’s Espresso 🌟
Various Locations
(Coming soon to 1730 S. Germantown Road, Suite 114)

Jojo’s Espresso is third wave coffee on wheels that parks in various Germantown locations, like Germantown Park and the Residences at Thornwood. Look for a permanent cafe to open fall 2022 in the Thornwood Collection. The house roast is Vice & Virtue.

The truck has various days and locations
Cafe hours will be Monday-Saturday 7a to 2p


Championsip Coffee Contest

Voodoo Cafe 🌟
2780 Bartlett Boulevard

Voodoo Cafe’s most popular beverage is the iced Vietnamese coffee. Makes sense, since their other specialty is beignets. (Anyone who’s ever been to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans knows this is a tried-and-true combination!) In addition to traditional beignets, they have voodoo doll-shaped beignets that can be covered with all sorts of toppings. Other drink offerings include Guji Mane, various espressos, Thai tea, and Thai coffee. Look for their original food truck, which is parked outside their brick-and-mortar store in a small strip mall.

Wednesday-Friday 7a to 3p
Saturday-Sunday 8a-3p
Closed Monday-Tuesday



Cafe Cordova
1150 N. Germantown Parkway

The Cordova International Farmers Market is always a sure bet when it comes to finding something new and exciting to eat! Don’t skip Cafe Cordova over by the registers. In addition to standard coffees, they offer a variety of lattes (green tea, coconut, taro, and Thai tea), fruit boba with coconut milk (strawberry, mango, pineapple), soft serve (vanilla and on the weekends – green tea), sundaes, and mini taiyaki!

Monday – Friday 10a to 7:15p
Saturday & Sunday 9a to 7:15p


694 N. Germantown Parkway

Did you know Diptsicle has a full coffee bar in addition to their sweet treats? Known for their all natural Italian gelato and sorbet on a stick, this sweet spot in Trinity Commons can also address your caffeine cravings! Hey we got a coffee AND a popsicle and you can too.

Tuesday – Thursday 3 to 9p
Friday & Saturday 11a to 10p
Sunday 11a to 9p


Team Car Cafe 🌟
8100 Macon Station Dr. Ste 101

Located inside the Latting Speed Shop, Team Car Cafe connects this new bike shop to the existing El Mero next door. Pop in for a cup of Ethnos coffee and grab a breakfast taco to go at the coffee shop and patisserie. During lunch hours, order from El Mero’s menu and have it delivered to the coffee shop side thanks to the magic of QR codes and online ordering.

Monday – Saturday 8a to 5p
Closed Sunday


Champion Sip 2022

Muggin Coffeehouse ✊🏾🌟
1139 Brownlee Road

Muggin Coffee House is Whitehaven’s first independently owned and Black-owned coffee shop. Owners Ken and Mary Olds opened the shop as a place to foster community by providing a space for people to chill, catch up, and recharge. The coffee is created by the owners and roasted by J. Brooks. Their signature drinks, like the cold brew Zippin Pippin will take you on a deliciously fun ride. The prime selection of pastries includes scones, savory muffins, a sweet potato loaf, and a classic chocolate chip cookie.

Monday-Friday 6a to 2p
Saturday 8a to 2p
Closed Sunday


Championsip Coffee Contest

Square Beans
103 North Center Street

Square Beans is Collierville’s original independent coffee house and has been operating since 2008. They serve single-origin B&W Coffee from a micro-roastery in Minneapolis and have a full breakfast and lunch menu as well as pastries. They love supporting local and you’ll find brands such as Dave’s Bagels, Sweet Magnolia Gelato, and Turtle Shell Pottery.

Monday – Saturday 7a to 5p
Closed Sunday

Mobile Coffee Trucks


Retro Coffee and Donuts 🌟

Have you seen this cute Citroën H Van around? It’s the home of Retro Coffee and Donuts which serves specialty roasted coffee from J Brooks and craft mini donuts made to order. What’s not to love?

Follow them on Instagram to see the week’s schedule.


Southern Roasted Coffee🏠
Walnut Grove & Houston Levee

Rachel & Bryan Clarici are coffee lovers who started roasting their own beans at home for fun. Then they started sharing with friends. And family. And co-workers. And now they own a mobile coffee truck! COVID turned their hobby into a full blown business. Rachel says, “We built the business from the ground up, and here we are not having a clue but loving it!”

Tuesday-Friday 7:30a to 3p
Saturday & Sunday 10a to 3p
Closed Monday

Local Coffee Delivery


Ethnos Coffee Roasters🏠

Kenny Baker is the man behind @ethnoscoffee901, which is a fourth wave clean air roaster dedicated to magnifying people and farmers. He believes that any two people can sit down and share a cup of coffee and find commonalities. What started as a side hustle after moving to Memphis from Chicago, has quickly become so much more. They supply several Memphis coffee shops wholesale and ship directly to customers through their online store.


Memphis Grindhouse✊🏾🌟

Dwayne Chaffen and Rick Askew founded Grindhouse Coffee in 2019 to support literacy programs throughout the city. Dwayne and Rick originally dreamed of opening a coffee shop that could double as an after school tutoring space, but they couldn’t get a bank to loan them the seed money needed to fulfill this dream. So…they used their own money to create their own brand and partnered with J. Brooks to roast three specialty blends. They offer local deliveries and shipping around the country! Ten percent of each sale goes to Shelby County Schools’ literacy programs.

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