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6 Best Coffee Shops In Chattanooga

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

Over the years, Chattanooga has become a hub for coffee enthusiasts with a bunch of coffee shops popping up around town. From laid-back atmospheres to drive-throughs, there's a coffee shop for everyone. In this guide, we'll explore some of the best coffee shops in Chattanooga that offer high-quality coffee, tasty treats, and welcoming atmospheres. Whether you're a local or just visiting, these coffee shops are a must-visit for any coffee lover. Here are the 5 beest coffee shops in Chattanooga, TN!


Velo Coffee Roasters pouring coffee into their branded mugs.

Velo Coffee Roasters is one of our favorite wedding caterers. Velo has indoor and outdoor seating, but the space is pretty limited, so it might be difficult to find a spot if it’s busy. This is the perfect place for those who love espresso and cold brew, and also for those who want to enjoy occasional coffee treats like an affogato made with sweet cream or dairy-free chocolate ice cream. In the morning, you can also find a limited assortment of baked goods from Bread and Butter, a Chattanooga bakery, and bags of Velo's coffee beans are available for purchase. Finally, they have a store stocked with all essential, and specialty, coffee supplies anyone needs to be a master home barista. The staff are professional (and extremely knowledgable), and the coffee is arguably the best in the city.


Drinks:

Velo Coffee Roasters has a rotating menu based on whatever their currently brewing so it’s best to check for their current menu. To see their current roasts, check here: https://velocoffee.com/collections/coffee

🏆 Roast Recc - Boneshaker Espresso


Location:

📍509 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA



Mad priest coffee shop in our list of the best coffee shops in chattanooga.

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters is an unconventional and creative choice for anyone that’s tired of the bland, corporate coffee experience, on a mission to craft excellent coffee, educate the curious, and champion the displaced. They’re committed to running a sustainable, for-profit business that considers the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits.


Drinks:

Coffee 🏆 Roast Recc - Dark Night of the Soul Roast ☕️ Drip ☕️ Cafe Au Lait ☕️ Espresso ☕️ Americano ☕️ Cortado ☕️ Cappuccino ☕️ Latte ☕️ Cold Brew ☕️ CBD Honey Stick

Everything Else 🫖 Chai Latte 🫖 Organic matcha Latte ☕️ Hot Chocolate Locations:

Espresso Bar 📍1900 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408 (Mon-Fri 7am-5pm; Saturday 8am-2pm; Sunday closed) Espresso Bar & Roastery📍3399 Wilcox Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37411 (Wed-Fri 7am-2pm; Sat-Tue closed)


(be) caffeinated morning coffee and treats

(Be)Caffeinated is a mission-driven coffee shop that strives to meet 4 simple goals:

  1. Foster Community

  2. Cultivate Kindness

  3. (Be) Happy

  4. (Be) Caffeinated

(Be)Caffeinated is the only drive-through on our list, but they have an awesome patio and fire pit. They have everything from signature drinks to classic espresso-based drinks and all their coffee is roasted at their Northshore location by coffee experts at their sister company, New Wave Coffee Roasters (where I’ve heard they have a Q-Grader on staff).


Drinks:

Signature drinks

☕️ Chattahooligan - Latte with white chocolate and caramel ☕️ Gig City Mocha - Latte with dark chocolate and caramel ☕️ Hazelnut Bliss - Latte with cinnamon, hazelnut, and white chocolate ☕️ Honey(Bee) - Latte with honey and vanilla ☕️ Looie’s Latte - Grand slam latte with white chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate ☕️ Blueberry Moc-Iatto - Latte with blueberry and vanilla


Coffee & Espresso

☕️ Latte ☕️ Cappuccino ☕️ Au Lait ☕️ Americano ☕️ Fresh Brewed Coffee ☕️ Mocha ☕️ White Chocolate Mocha


Blended & Iced Coffee

☕️ Frappe ☕️ Cold Brew ☕️ Nitro Cold Brew


Coffee Alternatives

☕️ Refresher ☕️ Chai ☕️ Tea ☕️ Hot chocolate ☕️ Matcha ☕️ Red Berry Tea Locations:

  • 📍14 W Kent Street, Chattanooga, TN (Mon-Fri 6am-6pm; Sat-Sun 7am-7pm)

  • 📍3601 Dayton Blvd, Red Bank, TN (Mon-Fri 6am-6pm; Sat-Sun 7am-5pm)

  • 📍1263 E Third Street, Chattanooga, TN (Mon-Fri 6am-6pm; Sat-Sun 6am-7pm)

Customers ordering and sitting at one of Chattanooga's best coffee shops, Mean Mug.

Mean Mug is a locally-owned coffee shop and restaurant. They have a full espresso menu, drip coffee, cold brew and slow bar options. They have a very welcoming environment and have plenty of seating, so there should be an open table or only a short wait to be seated. One of the things that sets Mean Mug apart is their commitment to providing diverse dietary options. They have dietary options from vegan to keto and all their baked items are made in house!


Drinks:

Coffee ☕️ Espresso ☕️ Americano ☕️ Breve ☕️ Cafe Au Lait ☕️ Cortado ☕️ Cappuccino ☕️ Latte ☕️ Mocha ☕️ House Roasted Coffee


Cold Bevs ☕️ Cold brew ☕️ Nitro cold brew ☕️ Nitro Latte ☕️ Coffee Tonic


Superfood Lattes ☕️ Green Latte ☕️ Golden Latte ☕️ Pink Latte ☕️ Black Latte


Tea & Warm Alternatives 🫖 London Fog 🫖 Chai Latte 🫖 Dirty Chai Latte 🫖 Losse Leaf Tea 🫖 Steamed Hot Chocolate 🫖 Horchata Steamer


Pastries 🥐 cinnamon roll, blueberry scone, strawberry Nutella muffin, blueberry banana vegan muffin, daily quick bread, daily donut, chocolate chip cookie, flourless brownie


Locations:

Mon-Sat 7am-5pm; Sun 8am-4pm

  • Northshore📍205 Manufacturers Rd Suite 109, Chattanooga, TN 37405

  • Southside 📍114 W Main St Chattanooga, TN 37408

  • Hamilton Place📍2090 Hamilton Place Blvd Suite 106, Chattanooga, TN 37421

  • Oglethorpe📍2711 Battlefield Parkway Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742


Well lit photo of Goodman's Coffee in Chattanooga, TN.

An OG for Chattanooga Coffee, with the owner opening their first coffee shop in downtown Chattanooga in 1996, Goodman’s Coffee Roasters is a favorite on this list. They’re located in a historic building which makes for a super warm and inviting atmosphere. Goodman Coffee believes in honoring every part of the coffee story, from the land and farmers to the roasting and serving. They partner directly with producers and prioritize relationships over profit margins in order to protect the origins and serve their coffee with integrity.


Drinks:

Goodman's sources their coffee from various regions around the world, so their selection is always changing. They offer regular coffee roasts as well as exotic roasts and whisky.

🏆 Roast Recc - Columbia


Locations:

  • Warehouse Row 📍 1110 Market St, Chattanooga TN 37402

  • St Elmo 📍 3913 St. Elmo Ave, Suite B., Chattanooga, TN 37409


Outside picture of Rembrandt's Coffee in the bluff district of Chattanooga, TN.

This quaint coffee house is a unique Euro-style dining spot you'll want to become a regular at. They offer an amazing selection of treats including cookies, brownies, danishes, pastries, breakfast items, and sandwiches. The coffee is great and the atmosphere is very European, making it a super comfortable place to hang out. Seating inside is limited, but they have a beautiful little courtyard covered in wisteria and planters, giving it a French or Italian feel. While it can get hectic with the coffee shop-style ordering, the food is excellent and the line moves quickly. If you have any coffee left, take a stroll down to the sculpture garden that overlooks the river area. With a couple of 30-minute parking spots, on-street parking, and a small parking lot, it's easy to seek out this neat spot in the area.


Drinks:

Espresso

☕️ White Mocah ☕️ Mocha ☕️ Latte ☕️ Cafe Breve ☕️ Caramel Macchiato ☕️ Americano

☕️ Traditional Macchiato ☕️ Espresso Con Panna ☕️ Traditional Cappuccino ☕️ Espresso straight Up


Location:

📍 204 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403


In conclusion, Chattanooga offers a vibrant coffee scene with a variety of excellent coffee shops to choose from. Whether you prefer a cozy ambiance, drive-through convenience, or outdoor seating, there is a coffee shop for every coffee lover in Chattanooga. Velo Coffee Roasters, Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, BeCaffeinated, Goodman's, Mean Mug Coffeehouse and Rembrandt's are just a few of this city's outstanding coffee shops. If you’re looking for a Chattanooga wedding photographer to capture your moments that will stay hung on your walls 50 years from now - next to school portraits of your grandkids - call us now to book your wedding photographer turned photojournalist and create the perfect keepsake of your love story.





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