The Top Coffee Shops in Memphis

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.

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otherlands coffee shop memphis
641 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Phone +1 901-278-4994

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, beer, smoothies, homemade soups, bagels, muffins, and other snacks. What makes Otherlands both well-known and well-loved, however, is their funky decor and eclectic gifts.

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Bluff City Coffee

505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458, USA
Phone +1 901-405-4399

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

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City & State

Memphis coffee shop City & State on Broad Avenue
2625 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112-2601, USA
Phone +1 901-249-2406

City & State is an upscale, modern coffee house in the Broad Avenue Arts District that specializes in . In addition to indoor and outdoor seating areas, City & State is also a carefully curated shop carrying artisan goods including men's and women's clothing, toys, jewelry, skincare, gifts, crafts, and home good.

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Java Cabana

2170 Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5748, USA
Phone +1 901-272-7210

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.

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Cafe Eclectic

Cafe Eclectic Memphis coffee shop
110 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone +1 901-590-4645

This cafe offers a variety of coffee drinks plus a full menu of breakfast lunch and dinner specialties made with local, organic foods. Cafe Eclectic has three locations, one in Harbor Town, one near The University of Memphis, and the original location in Midtown.

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Square Beans

103 N Center St, Collierville, TN 38017, USA
Phone +1 901-854-8855

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.

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Muddy's Bake Shop (Midtown)

Cupcake on a white plate with an iced coffee

 Holly Whitfield

5101 Sanderlin Ave #114, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
Phone +1 901-683-8844

Muddy's earned a cult following for their East Memphis location's baked goods: cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and pies. Now, their cozy midtown location offers coffees and teas and a section of sweet (and a few savory) treats

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Center for Southern Folklore & Café

119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone +1 901-525-3655

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.

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Tamp & Tap

tamp and tap Memphis
122 Gayoso Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone +1 901-207-1053

Both Tamp & Tap locations offer a selection of gourmet coffees and tees in addition to wine, local beer, and a menu of salads and sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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The Avenue

786 Echles St, Memphis, TN 38111-5750, USA
Phone +1 901-454-3348

This student-friendly spot near the University of Memphis offers a Christian perspective on the coffee shop. They offer coffees and baked goods as well as indoor and outdoor seating, and they're the only join in town that stays open until midnight 6 days a week.

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