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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14 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally

Emilie Maynor and Roni Nuby using their swzle brand stainless steel reusable straws in their cocktails at the Elyton Hotel! Photo via @emiliemaynorliving on Instagram

500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.

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Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market

Photo via Instagram – @cafethree21

Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.

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What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli

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A new self-serve bar concept is coming to Birmingham. Photo via McAdory Taps

The countdown to 2019 has officially begun. What can you expect during the new year in Birmingham? Restaurant openings, of course! Here’s a look at what will be enhancing Birmingham’s food and drink scene in 2019. Continue reading “10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli”

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, Yo’Mama’s, Ranelli’s among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Ranelli’s on 20th Street near 5 Points in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular neighborhood places such as Woodlawn Cycle Cafe and Ranelli’s received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Filter – Coffee Parlor to open in Birmingham’s Five Points South this December

Filter – Coffee Parlor will serve coffee and food items to Birmingham’s Five Points South.

There’s a new local coffee shop coming to Five Points South in Birmingham, and it’s taking the place of the former Starbucks location on 11th Ave S. Get ready for Filter – Coffee Parlor.

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Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin with the Starbucks employees at the new Starbucks at Crossplex Village in Ensley Five Points West. Photo by Starbucks.

Starbucks recently opened its 11th Community Store and first in Alabama at Birmingham’s Crossplex Village in Ensley/Five Points West.   Continue reading “Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.”