Dose is THE go to spot for great pourover coffee (as well as at-home brewing equipment). They have a regular selection of coffee from Counter Culture as well as a rotating selection of ‘by-the-cup’ coffees from roasters around the US. Their first location has been such a success that they’re in the process of opening up another in Riverside Village and will have a fully functioning coffee truck roaming the streets of Nashville this summer. Our top menu picks include their Ginger Latte with a pastry or a Bagel Face Bagel on the side.
We’re clumping the whole family of Bongo Java coffee shops together because we’re rather fond of each of them including Bongo East, Fido, and Hot & Cold. If you’ve been around Nashville long enough, then you’re familiar with the time that Bongo became a world famous coffee shop thanks to The Nun Bun -- a cinnamon bun that just so happened to look like the face of Mother Teresa. The Nun Bun is no longer around (it was stolen) but they still serve some of Nashville’s best coffee in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.
Ugly Mugs is a very laid back joint in the heart of East Nashville. It’s probably one of the best spots in the city to study or get a bit of work done. Especially in their big comfy chairs or outside on their patio. And if you’re looking for a friendly environment that’s suitable for kids or a group meeting, Ugly Mugs is the spot.
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Brita Britnell is a Nashville based food photographer and blogger who has a serious coffee addiction and takes no shame in photographing every latte that she consumes.