9 Birmingham coffee shops to try this fall

Iced pumpkin latte and hot pumpkin latte at Seeds Coffee - 9 Birmingham coffee shops to try
Planning your next caffeine run? These pumpkin lattes are calling your name. Photo via Seeds Coffee

There’s finally a chill in the air, so it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Even if you aren’t a fan of the quintessential fall drink, there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy a cup of coffee! The next time you’re making a caffeine run, check out one of these 9 Birmingham coffee shops.

1. Santos 

Hot coffee drink, iced coffee drink, and mini pumpkins at Santos - Birmingham coffee shops
Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Photo via Santos

Santos at the Redmont is the newest addition to the downtown Birmingham coffee scene—but if you’ve checked out their Hoover location, you know they aren’t newcomers.

With delicious crepes and unique coffee flavors like basil lavender, Santos will become a welcome part of your morning routine.

  • Hoover Location: 1021 Brocks Gap Pkwy Suit 101, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Redmont Location: 2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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2. Church Street Coffee and Books

Breakup cookie and stack of books from Church Street Coffee and Books - Birmingham coffee shops
The best time to grab a Breakup cookie is all the time. Photo via Church Street Coffee and Books

Strong coffee, the best cookies in the world and an amazing selection of books? Church Street Coffee and Books truly has it all.

Grab a latte and a Breakup cookie, choose your next read, and then enjoy the cool weather as you walk around Crestline.

3. Caveat 

Is there anything prettier than latte art? Didn’t think so. Photo via Caveat Coffee

Caveat Coffee has some of the creamiest coffee you’ll find, and with calming interiors, their shop is an amazing place to relax.

Want to switch up your usual order? Try their new brown sugar rosemary latte for a treat that has all the fall vibes…without any of the pumpkin.

4. Red Cat

Red Cat is the cat’s meow… and totally worthy of cheesy puns like that. Photo via Red Cat

Red Cat is a Birmingham classic, and for good reason. With one location in Pepper Place and one at Railroad Park, a stop at Red Cat is an essential start to a day spent exploring downtown.

To get into the fall spirit, order one of their seasonal flavors, whether you choose the classic pumpkin spice or you try out their caramel apple latte.

  • Railroad Park Location: 1701 1st Ave S #101, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Pepper Place Location: 2901 2nd Ave S #120, Birmingham, AL 35233
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5. Wild Roast

Is it coffee or is it dessert? Either way, sign me up. Photo via Wild Roast

Wild Roast has the coziest atmosphere and some of the most inventive flavors you’ll find in coffee. Plus, with a setup for children and a schedule of events, Wild Roast will be more than just your caffeine stop—it’ll become one of your favorite spots to hang out.

6. Seeds Coffee Co.

The most fall vibes you’ll get in Birmingham. Photo via Seeds

If you love cozy vibes and a strong cup of coffee makes your day, you’ll want to check out Seeds in Homewood.

Pick up some breakfast and grab coffee (their coffee cream soda is on my to-try list for the next day it inevitably goes back to “summer” in Birmingham) for a perfect fall day.

7. Filter: Coffee Parlor

A cinnamon roll the size of your face? Check. A delicious cup of coffee? Check. Photo via Filter Coffee Parlor

Filter is one of my favorite Birmingham coffee shops, because they truly have it all. Delicious coffee, bright interiors, cozy atmosphere.

Their seasonal flavors rotate, but if they have the honey blossom latte when you go, give it a try.

8. Bizarre: The Coffee Bar

Counting down the days until Wednesday because WOW. Photo via Bizarre: The Coffee Bar

A morning study spot that doubles as a place to hang out with your friends in the evening? Yep, we’re talking about Bizarre: The Coffee Bar.

And if you aren’t in the mood for coffee… well, I can’t relate to you, but Bizarre has you covered with Waffle Wednesdays and Saturday brunch.

9. Heritage Coffee

Dessert in a cup… aka a maple cinnamon latte. YUM. Photo via Heritage Coffee

When you’re looking for a great cup of coffee in Ensley, you’ll love Heritage Coffee.

Start your morning with a dose of caffeine or spend a few hours sipping your pumpkin spice latte in the afternoon—no matter what, you’re going to leave feeling cozier.

What Birmingham coffee shops are you going to visit this fall? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know!