10 spots in Birmingham to score an ice cold coffee this summer

Birmingham, Seed Coffee Co
The perfect pour. Photo via Seed Coffee Co’s Facebook page

Summer is becoming more hot and humid every day. Here’s where to find some of the best thirst-quenching cold coffee in Birmingham.

1. Seeds Coffee Co.

Birmingham, Seed Coffee Co., cold coffee, iced coffee
Everything’s good over ice. Photo via Seed Coffee Co.’s Facebook page

So many options. It’s one the many reasons Seeds Coffee Co. is such a popular spot in Birmingham. From coffee soda to iced maple brown sugar lattes, this is the ultimate spot to get a cold caffeine buzz.

Be sure to scroll through their social media pages. Their coffee shots will make you drool.

Check out how Seeds Coffee Co. is bringing positivity to Birmingham.

Address: 174 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209
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2. Church Street Coffee and Books

Birmingham, Church Street Coffee and Books, iced coffee
Caramel Frost Coffee. Photo via Church Street Coffee and Books’ Facebook page

Sipping coffee while diving into a self-indulgent novel is a great way to relax. Where should you go to indulge? Church Street Coffee and Books.

I suggest their iced latte with coconut milk or a dessert in a cup like a caramel frost coffee.

Address: 81 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
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3. Revelator Coffee Company

Birmingham, Revelator Coffee Company, iced coffee
Ice ice baby. Photo via Revelator Coffee Company’s Facebook page

If you live in Birmingham, you’re sure to have visited Revelator at some point. My favorite part of this coffee shop is its open floor concept which allows you to easily watch expert baristas brew each and every magical creation.

If you like coffee and tea, you’re sure to enjoy the iced chai tea latte. Add milk and sweetener if you choose and prepare for a truly refreshing drink.

Address: 1826 3rd Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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4. Baba Java Coffee

Birmingham, Baba Java Coffee, iced coffee, cappuccino
Creamy cappuccino. Photo via Baba Java Coffee’s Facebook page

When Birmingham’s summer heat has you craving something cold, consider a cold brew from Baba Java. Top it with specialty syrups and more like:

  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon honey
  • Habanero honey
  • Organic Maple

If you dig cappuccino, consider the creamy cappuccino that’s cold, shaken to a velvety smoothness and topped with cocoa powder.

Address: 4730 Chace Cir, #124, Birmingham, AL 35244
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5. Red Cat Coffee

Birmingham, The Red Cat at Railroad Park, iced coffee
Cold, frosty goodness. Photo via The Red Cat at Railroad Park’s Facebook page

Feline lover that I am, The Red Cat easily hooked me with their name. But there are plenty more reasons why this coffee shop is worthy of your coffee addiction. The atmosphere is fun, the food is yummy and the coffee, well, clearly it’s delicious. You did see the photo above, right?

Whether you want a signature latte or a frothy frap, you’ll find it at The Red Cat. Inside tip: ask for a dollop of homemade whipped cream. So good!

Address: 1701 1st Ave S #101, Birmingham, AL 35233 | 2901 2nd Ave S #120, Birmingham, AL 35233
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6. Santos Coffee

Birmingham, Santos Coffee, latte, iced coffee, cold coffee, coffee, lavender latte
Summer in a cup. Photo via Santos Coffee’s Facebook page

Providing that crop-to-cup experience, Santos Coffee is one of my personal favorites. This summer, they are wowing me with their iced lattes. Their latest creation—the iced basil lavender latte. Yes, it’s just as soul soothing as it sounds.

There is also an iced mint latte that features the perfect mix of frothy and sweet. Mmm!

Price: 12 oz. – $3.25 | 16 oz. $3.85 | 20 oz. $4.35

Address: 1021 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
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7. Innova Coffee

Birmingham, Innova Coffee, iced coffee
Almond milk vanilla iced latte. Photo via Innova Coffee

I love a coffee shop with lots of choices, and that’s one of the many things offered at Innova Coffee.

To beat the heat, try their cold brew ($4.25), iced latte ($4.50) or iced Americano ($3.50-$4.25).

Give it a boost with:

  • Housemade Syrup
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Alaga Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Honey Cinnamon

Pair your drink with a tasty treat like biscuits, scones or gluten-free muffins.

Address: 4700 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
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8. Bullet Coffee

Birmingham, Bullet Coffee, iced coffee
Just add ice. Photo via Bullet Coffee’s Facebook page

Seeking some razzle dazzle in your cup? Bullet Coffee Co. is a must-visit. They offer a variety of cold brew and specialty coffee—each donning a name that perfectly describes each sip.

Here are some cold, frothy drinks to consider:

  • So Good: caramel, hazelnut + cinnamon
  • Vulcan: white chocolate, brown sugar + cinnamon
  • Rush Hour: white chocolate + caramel

For the ultimate kick of cold, pair your coffee with a piece of Bullet Coffee Co.’s iced lemon bread.

Address: 5299 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
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9. Filter-Coffee Parlor

Birmingham, Filter-Coffee Parlor, iced coffee
Cold brew coffee with house-made lavender blossom syrup. Photo via Filter-Coffee Parlor’s Facebook page

Filter-Coffee Parlor has the cool name and awesome 5 Points South location to put it on any coffee lover’s radar. Add on their high-quality products and it’s an instant favorite spot for that daily cup of Joe.

What’s more is that their menu is filled with incredible cold brews—from basic to downright irresistible. Here are some to consider this summer:

  • Chocolate Frozen Circle: Espresso, organic blend base, blended house-made chocolate + ice. 16 oz. – $6
  • Espresso Tonic: Doppio Espresso, Fever-Tree, tonic, ice + lime wedge garnish. 10oz – $4
  • Lavender Cold Brew: cold brew with house-made lavender + honey-infused syrup. 16 oz. – $5

Address: 1927 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
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10. The Heavenly Donut Co.

Birmingham, The Heavenly Donut Co, iced coffee
The ideal combo. Photo via The Heavenly Donut Co.’s Facebook page

What’s the ultimate combo? Coffee and donuts, of course. So plan a quick stop at The Heavenly Donut Co. where you’ll have your pick of cold brews, iced lattes and frappes, all that pair perfectly with a donut your choice.

Cold coffees are not available from The Heavenly Donut Co.’s food truck, so be sure to head to the shop to grab one.

Address: 4911 Cahaba River Rd #105, Birmingham, AL 35243
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Who else sells incredible cold coffee around Birmingham? Let us know who we missed on social @bhamnow.

Patience Itson
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