Top 5 Coffee Shops in Gulf Shores, Alabama

A Guide to Gulf Shores Coffee Shops

Foam Coffee

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Nestled a seashell’s toss from the scenic shores of Shelby Lake, Foam is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Gulf Shores, given its bright bohemian ambiance, warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, abundance of vibrant plants, comfy woven chairs, chic tabletops, and amenities for a productive day. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious seasonal coffee beverages like the Espresso Mocktini, as well as wellness lattes, refreshing smoothies, and a delectable selection of toasts.

Happy Pappy’s Coffeehouse

Conveniently located near two major shopping centers, Happy Pappy’s offers guests a welcoming atmosphere underscored by comfy armchairs, art-adorned walls, ample tabletops, great big windows that let the sun rays shine on through, authentic greek pastries, and the tantalizing aroma of java that’s been carefully brewed. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this coffee house with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.

Southern Shores Coffee

If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Southern Shores, which is family owned and passionate about intentionally small-batch roasting the world’s finest fair trade beans on-site. Furthermore, they do have an intimately-sized lounge area complete with coastal vibes, surfboard-speckled walls, and artsy tabletops.

Roasted Oak

Snuggled inside the lobby of The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Roasted Oak is a coffee shop by day and wine bar by night. The cute little cafe also has a patio with stunning views of the Gulf, that being said, enjoy a lite bite and mug of joe as the sun rises, then after a day of adventuring by the sea, return for a glass of wine paired with yet another spectacular sunset.

West Beach Coffee House

Venturing up the stairs of Pier 33 – the oldest grocery store in town – reveals this locally beloved, hidden gem among Gulf Shores coffee shops. Whether you’d like to settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a soul-stirring cup of joe, stop by for a quick pick-me-up while exploring the area, or grab a sweet treat for that special somebody on your way home, whatever the case me be, West Beach Coffee House has got you covered.

Beach Girl Coffee

What this adorable double drive-through situated on the breezy corner of Gulf Shores Parkway and 2nd Street may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in wholesome hospitality, photogenic appeal, and a delicious signature roast. Beach Girl is the perfect spot for a quick and quality cup of joe before having some fun by the ocean, getting work done, or catching a flight out of the nearby airport.

The Southern Grind at INDIGO

With two locations on the Alabama Gulf Coast, The Southern Grind has been the beach’s specialty coffee house since 2012. More than a coffee house, the menu features comfort food to fresh food including, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The Southern Grind is also treasured for its homemade desserts such as pastries, muffins, cookies, brownies, and Gelato (Italian Ice Cream). Enjoy free Wi-Fi surrounded by a cool, coastal setting where you can shop for home decor, jewelry, and local art or relax on the pet-friendly outdoor patio.


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