There are few things more satisfying than being able to get your daily caffeine fix and support a local business at the same time.
We’ve rounded up all of Madison’s local coffee shops so that you can shop small next time you need a boost. Here’s the guide:
1. Black Dog Grounds & Sounds
If your idea of a good time includes a fresh cup of coffee and curated vinyl records, Black Dog Grounds & Sounds (which we covered last fall) might be the spot for you. Grab a cup to sip while you peruse the collection, or head over on Thursday night to hear local comedians at the weekly open mic.
2. Grounded Coffee
Looking for a cozy spot? Grounded Coffee might be for you. Interested in going behind the scenes? This year, Grounded is offering coffee tastings for the first time since early 2020. Keep up with the shop on Instagram to find out when the next tasting is.
3. Piper & Leaf x Strong Station
All the best coffee shops have a wide selection of teas, and Piper & Leaf is making sure the reverse of that is true as well. Piper and Leaf is the North Alabama tea company that has been taking the state by storm. Choose from one of their 15 tea varieties or grab a coffee or espresso drink at their storefront in Madison.
4. Southbrew Coffee
Need your java on the go? Southbrew Coffee is exactly what you’re looking for. Choose from classic coffeehouse drinks, or check out Southbrew’s Huntsville-themed list of Rocket City Specialty Lattes—the Drops of Jupiter Latte with caramel, chocolate and pink Himalayan salt is calling my name.
5. Rocket City Coffee Company
Consider grabbing your mid-week or weekend pick-me-up from Rocket City Coffee Company—on Wednesdays and weekends, the shop offers coffee flights that allow you to try multiple coffees at once. Feel free to enjoy your drink inside the cafe, or take it out to the patio to soak up some sunshine.
Coming soon: Honest Coffee Madison
We announced Honest’s expansion to Madison last December, and we’re still looking forward to their arrival this summer. Here’s the most up-to-date information about the new spot, plus where you can go to keep up with the progress: