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Top 10 Places to Get a Cup of Coffee


It seems like coffee shops are on almost every corner these days. From giant nationwide chains to eclectic little local shops, your choices are almost endless. If you need help picking out a good place to get a cup of Joe, check out this list of some of the best coffee shops in the Memphis area.

1. Otherlands

Otherlands is a unique little coffee bar in the Cooper Young district of Midtown Memphis that hosts live music on Friday and Saturday nights. In addition to coffee, they offer tea, homemade soups, bagels, muffins, and other snacks. What makes Otherlands both well-known and well-loved, however, is their funky decor and eclectic gifts.

641 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

2. The Edge

The Edge Coffeehouse features a variety of coffee drinks and sandwichs, plus live music, spoken word, board games, and other entertainment. The atmosphere is eclectic and the shop is often crowded, making this a great place to mingle.

1400 Overton Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 278-0803

3. Bluff City Coffee

This little shop on South Main offers only espresso-based coffee drinks, resulting in a fresh cup of coffee everytime. They also serve pastries and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Wi-Fi is free.

505 South Main St.  
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 405-4399

4. Cafe Eclectic

This Midtown cafe offers a variety of coffee drinks plus a full menu of breakfast lunch and dinner specialties made with local, organic foods. Cafe Eclectic now has a second location in Harbortown.

603 N. McLean
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 725-1718

111 Harbortown Square
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 590-4645 

5. Republic Coffee

Republic Coffee roasts and brews many of their coffee varieties in house. They offer a wide selection of coffee from all over the world. In addition, they serve breakfast, lunch, and desserts.

2924 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38111 

6. Java Cabana

The Java Cabana has been a fixture in the Cooper Young District since 1992. Many factors have contributed to its popularity, not the least of which are the delicious coffee drinks that they serve up fresh at the Java Cabana. In addition, they offer sandwiches, desserts, and even breakfast.Their weekly entertainment schedule includes live music and poetry readings.

2170 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-7210

7. Square Beans

This cozy little shop is located in the heart of Collierville. They serve fresh coffee, smoothies, and homemade cafe food. Recently, Square Beans has also become known for their gelato and sorbetto.

103 North Center St. 
Collierville, TN 38017 
(901) 854-8855 

8. Center for Southern Folklore & Café

The Center for Southern Folklore and Cafe is undoubtedly one of Memphis' better kept secrets. Visitors to the center can enjoy the works of some of the South's most talented artists, musicians, and writers. While you're there, enjoy one of the cafe's many specialty coffees, beers, and southern delicacies like cornbread or cobbler.

119 S. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
(901) 525-3655

9. Starbucks

Most people are familiar with this coffee giant. In the Memphis area alone, there are 36 Starbucks locations! It is undoubtedly Starbucks' enormous selection of coffee drinks, convenient locations, and popular brandname that bring people back again and again. What put it on this list, however, is that in addition to good coffee, Starbucks also serves up a fabulous cup of hot chocolate.

Find a Starbucks location near you

10. CK's Coffee Shop

Okay, you won't be able to get a latte, espresso, or cappucino at CK's. But what they do sell is a reasonably priced cup of coffee (regular or decaf) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And if you're hungry, CK's serves up burgers, waffles, and other diner food anytime day or night.

Memphis Locations:
3530 Summer Ave.
3139 Poplar Ave.
567 Perkins Ext.
509 Highland St.
2474 Covington Pike
4969 Park Ave.
3291 Austin Peay Hwy.
1698 Poplar Ave.
1308 Union Ave.
6815 Stage Rd.
5370 Winchester Rd.
1642 E. Shelby Dr.

Other Mid-South Locations:
740 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN
7665 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN

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