Best coffee shops Lexington

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Lexington

A great cup of joe is the one thing most people count on to get the day up and rolling. These best coffee shops in Lexington, Kentucky are stand-bys to count on.

We focus for the most part on small independent coffee shops who go above and beyond to bring new flavours and techniques to their local communities. The businesses and people who are super passionate about coffee, in terms of how they source, roast and serve it.

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1. A Cup of Common Wealth

This small coffee house and roaster has an eclectic, indie vibe that makes it so cozy. The coffee is strong and the beans roasted in-house. Order an iced coffee and pick up a bag of sustainably-sourced beans to take home too.

2. North Lime Coffee&Donuts

This artsy joint might be known for its specialty homemade donuts, but the espresso drinks can hold their own in the pair. Check their Instagram or website for the weekly donut planner to see what’s new and available just that week like bourbon bacon or cold brew-filled donuts. And order a creamy macchiato to wash them down.

3. Chocolate Holler

This inviting and tranquil space does everything coffee and chocolate. From chocolate desserts and truffles to chocolate drinks and mocha coffees, this is the coffee shop to visit for an indulgent morning, afternoon or evening.

4. Third Street Stuff

This is actually the stuff of 90s coffeehouse nostalgia. From the funky, brightly painted interior to the homemade baked goods, this shop makes a variety of coffee drinks using Fair Trade beans to get you going in the morning.

5. Common Grounds Coffee House

This coffee shop located in a historic corner store is an airy and light no-frills space to place your order. Service is quick and the light breakfast items are great for on-the-go mornings or for ruminating over a laptop at one of the tables under a piece of local art.

Best coffee shops Lexington

6. Lussi Brown Coffee Shop

This design-forward coffee bar with an attitude brings strong coffee game that can take patrons from morning to night. Start the day with a strong espresso drink and work your way to a coffee cocktail once the workday ends.

Best coffee shops Lexington

7. Coffee Times Coffee House

If you have trouble making decisions, this isn’t the coffee shop for you. They have more than 60 types of in-house roasted beans to choose from, though the helpful staff can absolutely point you in the right direction. Order a pastry and browse the gift shop while your coffee is being made.

Best coffee shops Lexington

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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