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Your guide to Chattanooga’s coffee shops

If you don’t have coffee already in hand, consider this your sign to grab some.

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Get coffee the way you like it all around Chattanooga.

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For richer or pour over, Chattanooga’s coffee shops are what keep us going in the morning.

The Scenic City has no shortage of masterful baristas, aromatic roasts, and foamy lattes. But if you’re having trouble deciding on a spot, gather some brews clues with our guide to some of the best coffee shops in Chattanooga.

Pro tip: If you need to refine your order, review the different kinds of coffee before stepping up to the counter.


Try out these different roasteries around the Scenic City.

In-house roasted beans

Velo Coffee Roasters, 509 E Main St. | This spot doubles as a roastery and coffee shop that serves anything from its drip coffee to shaken iced lattes. Bonus: Check out the outdoor patio that has seats in the shade and sun.

Mean Mug Coffeehouse, Locations vary | This shop has been roasting its own beans since 2017. You can get a cup of specialty coffee and have a bite made from scratch. The apple butter cinnamon rolls were even featured on Cheap Eats.

Goodman Coffee Roasters, 1110 Market St. + 3913 St. Elmo Ave. | Goodman has been making a good cup of coffee since 1995, becoming one of the first specialty coffee shops in Chattanooga, and has been roasting its own beans since 2016.

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, 1900 Broad St. | This quirky spot lives by the motto “get mad, stay blessed,” and strives to be socially and environmentally conscious. Stop by for a coffee, and stay to learn about the coffee recycling rewards program.

Cadence Coffee Co., 11 E. 7th St. | Head to this spot for a traditional cup of specialty coffee made with beans roasted through its sister branch Mayfly Coffee since 2022.

Chattanooga Coffee Co. (Chattz Coffee), 2627 Broad St. | Operating as one of Chattanooga’s oldest roasters, this women-owned business offers various espresso and non-espresso drinks on its menu.

Culture Coffee Co., 610 Georgia Ave. | Located right by UTC’s campus, this cozy spot freshly roasts its beans weekly and offers specialty lattes, traditional espresso drinks, and more. Bonus: UTC students get 10% off.

Prehistoric Perk Coffee Co., 2 W. Aquarium Way | This roasting company and shop is veteran-owned and offers small-batch single-origin coffee. Stop by to try a drip or nitro cold brew.

NOOGAtoday | Sleepythea

Spend a day with that someone special at these local spots.

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Perfect for a date

Niedlov’s Café & Bakery, 215 E. Main St. | This café is perfect to go alone or with someone special and features a beautiful patio area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. You also have to try the food that is made in-house and paired with its very own artisanal bread.

Sleepyhead Coffee, 735 Broad St. | Located in the heart of downtown, this coffee shop is filled with vibrant colors and vibrant drinks to match. Take your date to the small lounge area, and even grab a vegan pastry to snack on.

Canopy Coffee and Wine Bar, 814 Scenic Hwy. | Enjoy the company of someone special in a relaxed atmosphere while sipping on coffee, or try something stronger from its wine or cocktail menu. Afterward, you can walk around to the nearby Lookout Mountain overlooks.

Rembrandt’s Coffee House, 204 High St. | Spend some time walking around Chattanooga’s art district and stop in the European-style café for a coffee. It has indoor and outdoor patio seating that is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings.

Stone Cup Café, 208 Frazier Ave. | With various seating options inside — including an upstairs that has cozy couches — and outside seating overlooking the river, this spot is a great place to have a conversation over a cup of coffee.

Allgood’s Used Books and Coffee, 2420 Glass St. | Take that special someone to spend an afternoon perusing bookshelves, and enjoy a cup of coffee the way you like at one of the tables inside.

NOOGAtoday | Becaffeinated

Don’t have time to stop? Check out these spots.

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On-the-go joe

Be Caffeinated, Locations vary | Don’t have time to stop? No problem for this spot, where you can find a drive-thru at all of its locations. The beans are roasted by its sister company, New Wave Coffee Roasters. Bonus: The Northshore location has patio seating if you want to stay awhile.

Lola Beans Coffee, 105 McDonald Dr. + 4482 Ellis Cir. NW | This family-owned drive-thru a variety of drinks including specialty drinks, Italian soda, infused teas + “cream freezes.”

Oaks Coffee House, 2916 Silverdale Rd. | Order inside or from the comfort of your car for this spot’s coffee selection of specialty drinks and food. Want to take the smell of the coffee shop home with you? Check out these locally-made candles.

Sourdough Cuppa Joe, 6707 Hixson Pk. | The name says it all with this shop known for its bread and coffee. Bonus: You can order NANA’s Frozen Custard — which closed in 2012, and this store has since partnered with the owners to ensure the flavors stay authentic.

Sunnyside Cup, 3008 Broad St. + 617 Signal Mountain Rd. | This drive-thru only hut offers coffee made from the local beans at Goodman Coffee Roasters and serves select food items from Niedlov’s.

Trendy and new

Buenos Dias Coffee Cafe, 802 Chickamauga Ave. | This Mexican-inspired cafe serves up drip coffee, iced coffee, agua frescas, plus delicious bites like waffles and crêpes.

Squirrel Rabbit Coffee Bar and Creamery, 514 Tremont St. | Take a seat inside this cozy coffee bar, and order a specialty coffee drink — bonus if you pair it with the café's artisanal gelato, sorbet, or Italian ice.

Uncommon Coffee Bar, 1795 Reggie White Blvd. | This coffee joint is fresh off the pot, having opened at the end of July. You can expect “beautiful, transparent, and complex coffees. No blends. No dark roast,” when stopping by.

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Sit back and relax with a specialty latte.

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Espresso yourself

Burlaep Print and Press, 801 E. 11th St. | This spot operates as an apparel print shop as well as a coffee shop in its warehouse-style building. With lots of seating and outlets, it serves as a great place to work while sipping on coffee.

Noogans Coffee Market, 1201 Broad St. | Stop in daily for breakfast and lunch offerings, and order off of the large drink menu. This spot offers different styles of seating to hang for a while.

Frothy Monkey, 1400 Market St. | Head to the Southside for an airy, wide-open space adjacent to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, and stay around for a bite from the full-service kitchen.

Milk & Honey, 135 N. Market St. | Grab breakfast or lunch with your cup of coffee from this café-style restaurant that serves up anything from drip coffee to caramel macchiatos.

Together Café, 801 S. Orchard Knob Ave. | If you’re looking for the cozy café experience, this space offers it through its signature latte offerings and comfy seating. Bonus: A portion of each sale goes towards ending human trafficking.

The Livingstone at Amani ya Juu, 420 S. Willow St. | This small café in Highland Park offers classic coffee drinks and teas. Enjoy yours while shopping handmade items from Kenya and Uganda.

The Lantern Coffee Co., 757 E. MLK Blvd. | Operated inside the downtown Young Life building, you can order various specialty lattes, pour-overs, and more.

NOOGAtoday | Spill the beans truck

Plan an event with these traveling coffee enthusiasts.

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Events and pop-ups

Spill the Beans Coffee Truck, Locations vary | Known for being a Chattanooga Market regular vendor, owned by Chattanooga Coffee Co., this truck serves all of the classics and can be found at various events around town.

Honeymoon Coffee, Locations vary | This newly-opened truck is bookable for weddings and other events in the Chattanooga and Cleveland area. Stay tuned for its website.

Red Eyed Rooster Coffee Co., Locations vary | Serving craft espresso and frappé drinks, you can find this coffee truck around town (locations listed on Instagram) or try booking it for your next event.

Good News Roasters, Locations vary | This mobile café serves all organic beans, syrups + milks to Hamilton County and surrounding areas.

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