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.

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Gatos and Beans, Casual Pint, Gus’s Hot Dogs received 95 and above food service scores in Sept.

Mural at Gatos and Beans. Photo by Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments including Chez fonfon in Five Points South, Hoover’s Casual Pint and the legendary Gus’s Hot Dogs in downtown Birmingham received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in September 2020.

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3 socially distant dates you can enjoy in Birmingham right now

Cheers to staying safe and having fun in our Magic City. Photo via @taylor_grote on Unsplash

Who doesn’t love a good date night? Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, etc—we’ve all been cooped up for a while now. Here are a few ways you can hit the town in Birmingham, responsibly.

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A farewell to Birmingham’s beloved coffee shop, Lucy’s Coffee & Tea

Lucy Bonds on the right with staff at the entrance of Lucy’s Coffee & Tea. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Lucy’s Coffee & Tea on University Boulevard has been a Birmingham staple for 27 years. Now, it’s with utmost respect and love that we say farewell to this cherished shop. Keep reading as we take a walk down memory lane and remember why Birmingham loves Lucy.

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Caffeine fix, anyone? 5 Birmingham roasters that are delivering coffee straight to your door

Some may call it hot bean water, some (me) call it elixir of life. Either way, you can’t deny coffee is the ultimate productivity booster. Photo via Daysol Coffee Lab on Facebook

While a lot of us are getting in the swing of this whole “working-from-home” thing, if you’re anything like me, you’re still finding yourself in need of more than one caffeine boost throughout the day. If coffee is your fuel of choice, you’re in luck. These local Birmingham companies will deliver fresh grounds straight to your doorstep. Mugs up!

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Single and can’t mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas

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Honestly might just be content with a cute little dog by my side during the quarantine. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook.

Just when we were getting into the swing of a new decade, COVID-19 halted things in the blink of an eye. There’s nothing we can really do about it besides practicing social distancing and slathering on gallons of hand sanitizer. Whether you’re just getting to know someone or social distancing from your long-time partner, there’s still hope. You can still strike up a romance. It just requires a little creativity.

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Kind Kups Coffee brings mugs of deliciousness to Blount County

Kind Kups Coffee
Designer @byamysibert used a tool called a Colwood burner to burn the Kind Kups’ logo onto this sign. Photo via Kind + Kups Coffee on Facebook

Coffee + Kindness. Two of the greatest sources of joy, in my opinion. Also the slogan for Blount County’s newest coffee shop, Kind Kups Coffee. Read on to learn more about your new favorite caffeine fix hotspot!

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10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham

Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post

The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!

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6 independent bookstores to check off your list in Birmingham, AL

Check out #2 on this list for details on this unique bookstore and community space. Photo via Burdock Book Collective on Facebook

Cold and dreary weather is coming—and you know what that means. Bookstore season! Spending a rainy afternoon perusing a local bookstore has to be on the list of best activities on Earth. Check out these six independent bookstores in Birmingham, and start making your winter reading list!

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7 best fall-flavored beverages at local coffee shops in Birmingham, AL—pumpkin spice not included

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters and creamy, delicious lattes! Photo via Revelator Coffee on Instagram

Call me #basic, but two of my favorite things in the entire world are coffee and autumn. This week marks both the beginning of fall and the best holiday around—National Coffee Day (September 29). We all know pumpkin spice is a little overdone, so here are 7 of the best (non-pumpkin spice) fall-flavored drinks at local coffee shops right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Need some iced coffee? Here are 10 Birmingham coffee shops to grab a cup.

Iced coffee mood. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine addiction in our sweltering Birmingham summer?  You need to try some iced coffee! It’s a little milder tasting than its hot brewed brother and is such a welcome treat when the thermostat is hitting 90.  I went out looking and came up with 10 coffee shops to grab some around Birmingham. Here are a few of my favorites.

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