A Guide to Tallahassee Coffee Shops
Located around the corner from Florida A&M University, Lucky Goat is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Tallahassee, given its sleek, modern ambiance, plush armchairs, ample tabletops, touches of greenery, great big windows that let the sunshine pour on through, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet java that’s been roasted in-house. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this well-manicured abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
Overlooking Lake Ella Park, Block Dog offers guests a cozy cabin-like atmosphere underscored by wooden plank walls, floors, and ceilings, comfy furnishings, local art pieces, thrilling chess matches, amenities for a productive day, and a plant-speckled outdoor deck with scenic waterfront views. The cozy decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, an assortment of hot teas, organic kombucha, and lite cafe bites (vegan and gluten-free options available).
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Catalina Cafe, which has been a center for coffee culture in the area for years and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest beans on-site. Snag a seat next to the window and flip through the pages of your favorite novel as the world passes on by, grab a pick-me-up before getting to work, or take your morning joe on a pleasant stroll through the nearby Florida State University campus.
Down the road from Tom Brown Park, RedEye serves locally roasted coffee, high-quality teas, and flavorful specialty lattes amidst casual yet refined digs boasting red walls, wooden accents, and a beautiful outdoor patio. When it comes to food, they have artisan toasts, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods.
Tucked inside Midtown’s Ology Brewing, this hidden gem carries coffee from artisan roasters throughout the country, cold brew, and creative espresso drinks. Whether you’d like to settle into a corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, take a load off with a crisp craft beer in the taproom, or peacefully work amidst the familiar comforts of a vibrant neighborhood gathering place, whatever the case may be, Ology has got you covered.
Near and dear to the heart of downtown, this recent addition to the ever-budding index of Tallahassee coffee shops treats visitors to an elegant ambiance accentuated by posh seating arrangements, lush verdure, beautiful paintings, and rustic elements. Stop in after work, loosen your tie, and enjoy exceptional coffee, unique wines sourced from family-owned vineyards around the world, and hors d’oeuvres in relaxed company.
Snuggled amongst the storefronts lining an unassuming strip mall on Capital Circle, Paper Fox is a comfortable hangout with soothing olive green walls, wooden tabletops, and speedy WiFi. In addition to soul-stirring signature lattes like the honey and vanilla hinted Sun Bear, the staff maintains a tempting selection of teas, craft sodas, and scrumptious pastries.
Nestled in the Railroad Square Art District – a World War II era industrial warehouse park now home to artist studios, galleries, and boutiques – Square Mug Cafe has a whimsical bohemian vibe thanks to its blue exterior with purple trim and painting-dappled walls. The coffee is organic, and consider bringing an appetite, as they have a variety of gram-worthy, health-conscious dishes.
Located on the ground level of The Edison restaurant in Cascades Park and open daily for breakfast and lunch, the Power Plant is the ideal spot to enjoy a delicious meal with friends after a stroll around the scenic park grounds, on the way to work in downtown, or anytime you are in the mood for fresh, fast fare with a picturesque view. Then again, you could also enjoy a cocktail while lounging in the comfy patio seating that overlooks the Cascades Park waterfall.
Right across the street from Florida State University’s campus, The Sweet Shop embodies that reliable no-frills neighborhood establishment dedicated to turning out the highest quality goods, from coffee to sandwiches to the mouth-watering black bean veggie burger and house-made falafel. It’s no wonder they’ve been in business for what seems like forever and are still goin’ strong!
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