Guide to Magic City Coffee – Part 2

Birmingham Coffee Guide

Birmingham Coffee Guide

If we did this coffee guide right, you should see a few names you’d like to try out and hopefully a few you haven’t heard of. Birmingham is home to the coffee lover and avid coffee patron so this list will give you a chance to reach your favorite drink potential. If you are looking for a new place to study, or just get your morning brew, here are a few more coffee shops for you to consider.

Crestwood Coffee Co.
5512 Crestwood Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35212.

Crestwood Coffee Company Coffee Guide

If you are looking for off the beaten path, Crestwood Coffee will be the perfect spot for you. With its chill atmosphere, you will feel right at home. This is a hangout spot for those looking for a new favorite place to drink up and snack on.

Do they offer Cold Brews?                                                                                              

Yep, they do with their espresso beans. They also offer everything from Iced Lattes to Frappes.

Do They Roast Thier Own Beans?  Where do Their Beans Come From?    

The roasting magic all comes from Red Bike Coffee in Irondale. #BuyLocal

How much is a Basic Cup of Coffee?                                                                            

Want just a basic cup? It’s only $2.75-$3.25. If you bring your own cup, it’s even cheaper.

Fun Fact?                                                                                                                            

If you want to bring noncoffee drinking friends along, this one of the two places we visited that offers beer and wine as well.

Work work work. #grassrootscoalition #birmingham #adulting

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Woodlawn Cycle Cafe 
5530 1st Ave South; Birmingham, Alabama 35212

Birmingham Coffee Guide

Coffee Bar/Cyclist Shop. Woodlawn Cycle Cafe has an industrial vibe with a modern layout. They pride themselves on having the best espresso in town and investing in the Woodlawn community. They are definitely decidedly different. Check out their unique space for your next coffee journey.

Do they offer Cold Brews?

They offer an array of different cold brews, including iced coffees.

Do They Roast Thier Own Beans? Where do Their Beans Come From?        

All the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The name is Madcap and that is their go to Roaster.

 

Fun Fact?

This place revolves around bicycle culture, good food and good coffee.

 

East 59 Vintage  & Cafe
7619 1st Ave N Birmingham, AL 35206

Birmingham Coffee Guide

Smack dab in the middle of East Lake, this place is for the vintage obsessed. Need a place that will make you feel more creative, come on down. With their awesome decor and fun atmosphere, you will be head over heels before you beloved cup of joe.

Do they offer Cold Brews?

They offer Cold Brews Galore with some interesting flavors. Nectarine and Red Grape from Guatemala is a must try!

Do They Roast Thier Own Beans? Where do Their Beans Come From?

They get their coffee beans from Counter Culture which is based in Guatemala.

How much is a Basic Cup of Coffee?

A regular cup of joe ranges from $1.50 to $2.50 with $.50 refills.

Fun Fact?

Not only are they a vintage coffee shop, attached next door is their Vintage Shoppe featuring many handmade items at reasonable prices.

Check out our booths at Urban Suburban Antique Mall in Crestwood! Right now everything is 20% off! Visit their Facebook page for more info.

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The Abbey 
131 41st St S Birmingham, AL 35222

Birmingham Coffee Guide

This community coffee shop sits in the Avondale neighborhood. This friendly and inviting staff will help you choose the coffee perfect for you. You can tell they have quite a few regulars, from the college student to the elderly couple, they have a diverse group of patrons. They also have a killer cappuccino.

Do they offer Cold Brews?

From Ice Coffee to Chai Lattes, they offer it all. They even got creative with some “Coldest items” that include Nutella Frosties and Coffee Milkshakes. Yum!

Do They Roast Thier Own Beans? Where do Their Beans Come From?

This coffee shop also gets their beans from Red Bike in Irondale. A fan favorite from the Buy Local campaign.

How much is a Basic Cup of Coffee?

The basic cup ranges from $2.25 – $2.50

Fun Fact?                                                                                                                       This place is a nonprofit project of the episcopal dioecious of Alabama.

 

O’Henry’s 
Brookwood Village 569 Brookwood Village #101
Highland Park 2915 Highland Ave
Downtown Birmingham 1901 6th Ave N
Downtown Homewood 2831 18th Street South Homewood, AL 35209

Birmingham Coffee Guide

A go-to shop with many locations. This place is a favorite among the students of Birmingham. The great drinks bring them in and the cozy vibe keeps them coming back for more. It doesn’t hurt that they have a killer coffee shop playlist.

Do they offer Cold Brews?

Iced Coffees, Frappes, and Freezes are a hit amongst their customers.

Do They Roast Thier Own Beans? Where do Their Beans Come From?

YES! at their Oxmoor Road Location. They get their beans from the Americas, East Africa, and the Pacific Islands and Indonesia.

How much is a Basic Cup of Coffee?

Their basic cup is only $2.65.

Fun Fact?

Dr. Bright, O’Henry’s founder, had a little red roaster in the front of the store for a couple of years until they moved it to a warehouse to get their roasting business started.

How you bean? #coffeehumor #coffeelover #coffee

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Lucy’s Coffee & Tea
2007 University Blvd Birmingham, AL 35233

Come see the lovely ladies of Lucy's Coffee and Tea today for lunch! #lucyscoffeeandtea #eattheham #lunchtime

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A fan favorite near UAB. This place is the epitome of your favorite coffee bar. Add in the delectable lunches and brunches and you are set. Come in for the coffee and relax on their signature couch. I vote 10/10 on comfort.

Do they offer Cold Brews?

Oh yes on the cold brews. From Ghiradelli inspired cold espressos to Coffee sodas this place has what you’re looking for.

 How much is a Basic Cup of Coffee?

A basic cup is only $2.25.

Fun Fact?

Lucy’s is a fan favorite for the UAB community. Grads and undergrads, med students and nursing students alike love to hit this place up for lunch, study sessions and just to hang out.

Come on down!

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Drops mic, picks up coffee.

Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice