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CHURCH ST COFFEE AND BOOKS A local coffee shop thrives in a space where a Starbucks couldn t! How s that for local love? This place became an immediate favorite by offering delicious coffees, an interesting book selection and delicious baked goods. churchstshop.com CRESTLINE BAGEL COMPANY The fresh- brewed coffee here is accompanied by made- from-scratch bagels, pastries and sandwiches. This shop sits in the heart of beautiful suburban Mountain Brook. crestlinebagel.com CRESTWOOD COFFEE This gathering spot proudly serves organic fair trade coffee from local FinerGrind Roasters, specialty espresso drinks, microbrews and wine. birminghammenus.com/restaurant/?id=89 LUCY S COFFEE & TEA What started in 1993 as a coffee cart has become one of Birmingham s favorite spots. Open weekdays serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and a full espresso menu. lucyscoffeeandtea.com O HENRY S COFFEES O Henry s pours coffees from the top one percent of coffee in

the world, roasted locally and in small batches Several locations around the city make for convenient sipping. ohenryscoffees.com THE RED CAT This cozy spot in historic Pepper Place roasts its fair trade coffee on site and often has live acoustic music or improv at night. They also serve beer, wine and light sandwiches. theredcatcoffeehouse.com SATELLITE COFFEE BAR Satellite serves the community with freshly brewed coffee and warm local pastries. Coffee manager, Camille will make you feel right at home. saturnbirmingham.com/satellite/coffee SEEDS COFFEE COMPANY Seeds, the only nonprofi t coffee roaster in Birmingham, has a diverse selection of fl avors, along with live music and a friendly atmosphere. seedscoffee.com URBAN STANDARD This coffee shop brings a European vibe to downtown s busy 2nd Ave. Funky d├ęcor and hip patrons make this an interesting place to grab coffee with breakfast, lunch or supper on weekdays. urbanstandard.net It s all good to the last drop!


After a day of seeing the sights, there s nothing like a good cup of java to give you that extra boost for the evening ahead. Of course, you could go to Starbucks, but we recommend drinking local. Birmingham has some righteously good coffee houses with fl avorful brew that attracts an interesting crowd. Here are a few: