Some Like It Hot: 6 Must-Try Alabama Coffee Shops

Sandra’s Place, Fairhope
This corner cafe is the perfect place to spend a morning catching up with a friend over steaming cups of coffee. Housed in a historic building, seating is limited, but customers can retreat to an inviting patio outside. We think a slice of the signature Triple Chocolate Cake paired with a hot cup of brew is an ideal afternoon pick-me-up, don’t you?

Urban Standard, Birmingham
If you’re in Birmingham, Urban Standard is a city staple for a smooth, rich cup of coffee and a bite to eat. From French press to chai, the beverage menu is expansive enough to suit any taste, and a variety of desserts are made in-house daily. Doughnut flavors from pumpkin spice to peanut butter rotate constantly.

Turbo Coffee, Florence
Turbo Coffee is designed to inspire you beyond traditional assumptions about coffee. Everything they do, from working with roasters who source the coffee directly from the farm, to hand-crafting your preferred beverage in the shop, is about fostering creativity, imparting a genuine love for coffee, and inspiring others to do the same. Turbo Coffee is an everyman’s coffee shop with an open door, passionate about fueling your day/life!

High Points Coffee & Books, Ashland
This coffee spot is perfect for bookworms and history buffs. Located in the oldest building in Ashland, High Points Coffee & Books is decorated with historical photos and works by local artists. In addition to its selection of used books, you can also enjoy coffee, sandwiches and other baked goods.

Edelweiss, Tuscaloosa
This German coffee shop and bakery has local character, cases full of made-from-scratch desserts and plenty of caffeinated drink options. Stop in for breakfast to start the day or come by for a pick-me-up in late afternoon.

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