June Coffee is now open in downtown Birmingham [PHOTOS + REVIEW]

Jimmy Truong
Jimmy Truong, founder of June Coffee. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

The coffee options in Birmingham keep on coming. We first announced June Coffee (from June Roasters) would be opening last summer, and thankfully, their opening date has finally come. As Bham Now’s resident coffee shop lover, I went to experience it for myself. Keep reading to see the new space and get my recommendations.

A new downtown Birmingham coffee shop

June Coffee atmosphere
My view for the morning from Birmingham’s newest coffee shop. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

Downtown Birmingham has no shortage of coffee shops, but each offers something different for anyone’s taste.

June Coffee is a local small-batch coffee roaster that supplies coffee to spots like Little Professor, GENERAL in Forest Park and more. Their roasts are fantastic, with enough body to stand on their own while never being bitter. Add a flavored syrup and some ice, and I’m sold.

When I asked Jimmy Truong, June Coffee’s founder, about what he’s hoping June Coffee will become, here’s what he told me:

“We want a great hangout spot that’s really warm and inviting, but also not really a study spot. Just a place where people are hanging out and talking.

We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, just trying to do something better.”

Jimmy Truong, Founder, June Coffee

The atmosphere

June Coffee is a short walk from the Bham Now office, but there’s plenty of street parking in front of and around the building. Inside, you’ll find a bright and airy atmosphere that lets the outside in, thanks to the open garage door leading to a courtyard. In the coming weeks, they’ll add a new community table and seating to the courtyard.

When I went at 11AM on a Friday, there was already a full house of people doing work on their laptops and chatting with their friends. Clearly, Birmingham has been ready for this opening. Bonus: you’ll feel like a regular immediately thanks to the friendly staff who seem to know (and remember) everyone who comes in.

The menu + my recommendations

Iced latte from June Coffee
The iced pistachio rose latte. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

June Coffee has everything you’d expect to find on a coffee shop menu, including espresso drinks and their small-batch coffee. Plus, they’re switching it up with a few flavor combinations I haven’t seen anywhere else. Their seasonal syrups are pistachio rose and orange fig—yum.

My recommendation: The iced pistachio rose latte. If you aren’t a fan of floral syrups, never fear—the rose flavor is perfectly light with a hint of sweetness, but not overwhelmingly so.

After visiting just once, I know this will go on my list of coffee shop recommendations—especially if you’re looking for somewhere new that offers new flavors and an open-air space.

Ready to try June Coffee for yourself? Tag @BhamNow to let us know what you think, and follow June Coffee on Instagram for updates on the shop and their grand opening on June 10!

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