Chattanooga is renowned for their craft beer, but beer isn’t the only thing brewing in this amazing city! In fact, Chattanooga has some of the best coffee houses in the state.
Today we are here to bring you our very favorite places in the city to get a great cup of coffee. Most of these are coffee houses, but you’ll also find a great cup of coffee at our favorite diner!
The Best Coffee Houses in Chattanooga
Velo Coffee Roasters
This amazing coffee house roasts, packages, brews, bottles, and serves their coffee all in the same space! They apply progressive techniques to bring you the most excellent cup of coffee possible.
On the Menu: A wide range of coffee drinks plus fresh baked goods from Chattanooga’s own Bread & Butter. They also source their non-homogenized whole milk from a local dairy. I love that!
Location: 509 E Main St #3, Chattanooga
Mad Priest Coffee Roasters
Mad Priest is a small batch coffee roaster that strives to make delicious coffee while also being environmentally and socially responsible. They are making coffee with a mission.
On the Menu: A variety of espresso drinks, drip coffee, cold brew, and more.
Location: 1900 Broad St Suite C, Chattanooga
Cadence Coffee Company
This quiet coffee shop in downtown is well known as a meeting place for UTC students and a great place to relax.
On the Menu: Lattes, hot tea, mocha, and a ton of other drink options plus delicious goodies like banana break, popovers, and even a breakfast sandwich and casserole.
Location: 11 E 7th St, Chattanooga (there is also a location at Signal Mountain)
What began as a coffee cart serving at a few events turned into a popular downtown Chattanooga coffee shop serving amazing coffee and vegan pastries.
On the Menu: A variety of coffees including drip coffee, cold brew, lattes, cappucino and many more. Also the best vegan pastries like baked in-house donuts, breakfast sandwiches and poppytarts.
Location: 735 Broad St Suite 104, Chattanooga
Rembrandts Coffee House
Located in the Bluff View Art District, this coffee house is as known for its amazing indoor and outdoor seating as it is for its amazing coffee. This coffee house has won the Times Free Press Best of the Best Award for local coffee shops 12 years in a row! You can read more about this coffee house in our guide to date ideas in Chattanooga.
On the Menu: House-roasted coffee and pastries, but also full meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gluten free pastries are also available, which is a huge plus for those who can’t have gluten. You can find lots of espresso options, cold brew coffee, tea, hot chocolate and frozen drinks here.
Location: 204 High St, Chattanooga
Stone Cup Cafe
The Stone Cup Cafe uses only coffee beans from the Stone Cup Roasting Company, and the coffee served in their cafe is never more than a week old. This gives a fresh, unique coffee that is loved in town.
On the Menu: Hot or iced coffees, cold brew coffee, Americano, Chai, lattes, cappucinos and more. They also offer breakfast and lunch with items like bagels, pastries, muffins and cookies on the breakfast menu and sandwiches, wraps and salads for lunch.
Location: 208 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga
Goodman Coffee Roasters
This company began as one of the first specialty coffee shops in the city and eventually became Goodman Coffee Roasters. This coffee shop offers a rotating selection of coffees roasted with beans from all the major coffee growing regions.
On the Menu: Espressos, drip coffee, iced drinks and tea along with light breakfast fare such as toast and eggs or a bagel sandwich.
Locations: 3913 St Elmo Ave Suite B, Chattanooga and 1110 Market St, Chattanooga
Mean Mug Coffee House
These locally owned coffee houses are restaurant and coffee bar combos. There are a couple of locations in town and there is also Mean Mug Coffee Roasters, a company that roasts small batch single origin coffee.
On the Menu: A full espresso menu, drip coffee, Kyoto style cold brew, and a full breakfast and lunch menu that offer comfort foods but also vegan and Paleo options. You have got to try one of their baked goods. They are made in house and we love the biscuits, cinnamon rolls and scones!
Location: 114 W Main St, Chattanooga and 205 Manufacturers Rd Suite 109 on the Northshore
Be Caffeinated is a drive thru coffee shop with a couple of locations in the area. They offer great coffee on the go, so if you want a great cup in a hurry, check them out.
On the Menu: Brewed and iced coffee, chai, hot chocolate, hot tea as well as bagels, muffins and scones.
Location: 14 W Kent St, Chattanooga (also a location in Red Bank)
With locations all over the country and a history dating back to 1966, Peet’s coffee offers the finest coffees from around the world. There are so many great coffee roasts here it’s hard to choose, but the Major Dickason’s blend is a favorite.
On the Menu: Unique offerings like a scoop of brown sugar jelly in a cold beverage, along with great dark roasts and many more offerings.
Location: 819 Chestnut St, Chattanooga
Milk and Honey
Milk and Honey was a spin-off from Community Pie, where there was a “milk an honey coffee bar” inside. This unique coffee bar offers gelato, coffees and homemade sweets and pastries.
On the Menu: Espressos and other coffee drinks, authentic handmade gelato, homemade sweets, treats, pastries and items for breakfast and lunch.
Location: 135 N Market St, Chattanooga
This restaurant and coffee bar has several locations in Tennessee with most around Nashville, but you’re in luck because there is one inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo! This is “an all day cafe, specialty coffee roaster and wholesale bakery”.
On the Menu: Brunch until 5 every day, gourmet coffees of all sorts, seasonal drinks, tea, pastries, bagels, sandwiches, salads and a wonderful dinner menu.
Location: 1400 Market St, Chattanooga
A portion of each sale from the Together Cafe goes to end human trafficking, and that is the mission of this unique coffee house. They source their beans from great local roasters for a great cup of joe.
On the Menu: Espresso, cold brew coffee, drip coffee, smoothies, house teas and even a menu for the kids. You can also get lattes, pastries and small bites.
Location: 801 S Orchard Knob Ave, Chattanooga
Best Diner Coffee
City Cafe Diner
While not a coffee house, this is a place where you can definitely get some good coffee! Not only does this diner serve up a great cup o’ joe, you can also get over 400 breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options, so be sure to check it out!
Insider’s Tip: This restaurant even made our list of places to enjoy Thanksgiving in Chattanooga – they are open 24/7, 365 days a year!
Locations: 901 Carter St, Chattanooga (downtown); 7641 Lee Highway, Chattanooga (also a location in Cleveland)
Whew! Now THAT is a lot of coffee – I’m sure you can find a cup or two you love, or enjoy checking out every one of the spots on our list!
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re bound to find it in Chattanooga. This city is so vibrant and unique. It really has a great atmosphere and we love coming down every chance we get!
I hope you enjoyed our look into the best coffee in Chattanooga!