A college town like Tallahassee wouldn’t be complete without its coffee shops to keep students going! However, coffee shop culture isn’t limited to just students. A great café will bring in customers of all ages and backgrounds. Tallahassee has so many great coffee shops to choose from – so we decided to list the best ones just for you!
Whether you’re planning to complete a Zoom meeting, study for upcoming exams, or just to catch up with a friend, follow our list to find the best coffee shops in Tallahassee. After all, cafes create an environment that perfectly blends productivity with comfort, almost like a perfectly brewed coffee.
Looking for a place to caffeinate and focus? Check out our list of favorite coffee shops around Florida’s capital city, perfect for any coffee loving occasion.
It’s first on our list for being THE coffee roaster in Tallahassee. Lucky Goat Coffee started out in 2010 as a family-run, wholesale store to provide top-quality coffee beans to other cafes. Word spread around, and they quickly realized their growing popularity required opening a café of their own. Now the FSU grads have opened five different locations around Tallahassee, each with its own unique personality and style! Hit up all five to try traditional and seasonal coffee drinks and to find out why Lucky Goat’s coffee doesn’t require much luck at all.
Address: 1307 N Monroe St # 5, 668 Capital Cir NE, 1400 Village Square Blvd #6, 3431 Bannerman Rd #101, 1210 S Adams St Bldg. A
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm
Phone Number: (850) 422-0300
Black Dog Café has been a staple coffee shop in Tallahassee for over 20 years! The waterfront café overlooks the picturesque Lake Ella Park and is nestled perfectly under mossy trees. The café serves up Batdorf & Bronson Coffee, with specialty drinks like the “Black Dog/White Dog Frappes” or Nitro Cold Brew. All that studying got you hungry? Try the café’s homemade banana bread or ice cream! Once your tasks are complete, treat yourself to some of their beer, wine, or sangria.
Address: 229 Lake Ella Dr
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
Phone Number: (850) 224-2518
Wifi? YES, but only during the week, wifi is shut off on weekends.
One of Tallahassee’s favorite breweries just added some coffee! Inside Ology Brewing’s Taproom(linked to nightlife page with Ology Brewing) – there’s now a cute and quaint café corner for coffee and espresso drinks. The coffee project started as a popup in July 2022 but has decided to stick around! Grab one of their coffee classics, or put a little pep in your step with an alcoholic coffee cocktail – it’s 5 O’clock somewhere, right? Ology Coffee’s FoodLab also offers daily breakfast and lunch plates like loaded tater tots, burritos, toasts, and muffins.
Address: 118 E 6th Ave
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-11am, Fri-Sun 7am-2pm
Phone Number: (850) 320-8565
One of Tallahassee’s newer cafes has started with nothing but high praise! Argonaut opened in 2019 with the goal of crafting the best coffee in the capital city, and they now have two locations for you to try. After all, you should be the judge of that! On your next coffee shop adventure, try Argonaut’s Golden Fleece (honey lavender latte) or the Birthday Cake Frappe. If you’re overly caffeinated and looking for a good meal, you can also check out Jerri’s Midtown Café located in the same Midtown plaza.
Address: 1123 Thomasville Rd, 3334 Capital Medical Blvd #400
Hours: Daily 9am-8pm
Phone Number: (850) 980-6773
If you prefer a coffee shop with a laid-back feel, then look no further. Catalina Café is a local coffee roaster with baked goods and sandwiches. We’d recommend trying their Wild-Flower Honey & Ginger latte, or Catalina’s Mocha! With a cool, industrial vibe, Catalina Café is the perfect place to study or go on a coffee date. Plus, they have baristas who compete nationally, so you know their coffee must be good.
Address: 603 W Gaines St #6
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
Phone Number: (850) 999-1559
Located on the ground level of The Edison, The Power Plant is the perfect place to stop in for some coffee. Serving breakfast and lunch daily with a great location in front of Cascades Park. Pro tip: We previously mentioned in our Date Night Blog that Power Plant Café now offers picnics baskets! Turn your coffee break into a dreamy picnic. To reserve a picnic basket, contact (850) 765-9771 or follow their link here.
Address: 470 Suwannee St
Hours: Daily 8am-4pm
Phone Number: (850) 536-6821
Coffee all day? We’re in! Vino Beano refers to themselves as “the gem of Tallahassee’s Midtown” and we couldn’t agree more. The café has all your classic coffee drinks like cold brew and chai latte, or you can try their “Power Brew” – made with protein powder, almond milk, cold brew, and vanilla! Even if you’re not a coffee fan, they have tea and snacks like bagel sandwiches, toasts, and more. There is a ton of space both inside and out thanks to their outdoor patio, so you’ll never have to stress over finding a seat. If you stick around to when the café turns into a wine bar, they also offer in-house entertainment like DJ’s and live music!
Address: 1309 Thomasville Rd
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-9pm
Phone Number: (850) 329-2562
Welcome to your new “Home Away from Home” at La Florida Coffee & Wine! This place is a coffee shop by day and wine bar by night. The family-run business only opened in 2021 and guests have been gushing over them ever since. Think their coffee is good? Wait until you experience the great customer service! Stop in for a brew, or house made pastries like cinnamon buns, cookies, muffins, and scones. Plus, they’ve got wine and live music at night! The owners’ goal was to “view downtown as more than just a work destination” and so far they’ve succeeded.
Address: 300 W Pensacola St
Hours: Mon-Tues 7am-5pm, Wed-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Phone Number: (850) 938-7745
Tallahassee’s Railroad Square Art District is known for its open galleries, First Friday Monthly Festival, and its Crafthouse. But have you tried their coffee? Enjoy your next cup of joy with a colorful view at Square Mug Café. They offer traditional and seasonal coffee drinks, plus brunch food all day! Try fall drink specials like “Sweata Weatha” or “Resting Witch”- or grab some food with the Garden’s Delight bagel or Mushroom Toast. They’ve also got beer, wine, and popsicles if you want to pass on the caffeine.
Address: 663 Railroad Square
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-6pm, Fri 7:30am-7pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-6pm
Phone Number: (850) 765-8356
Make your next coffee shop day at the laid back Bada Bean. The local joint has been open since 2007, and the owner claimed to know nothing about coffee at the time. That’s extremely hard to believe now! Bada Bean is bustling with happy coffee drinkers on the daily, as it’s now one of Tally’s most popular cafes. Get a classic espresso drink or treat yourself to their specialty drinks like a Snickers or Peppermint Patty Latte! This place has a chill diner vibe, with a lot of great food and delicious coffee.
Address: 2500 Apalachee Pkwy # B
Hours: Wed-Mon 7am-3pm
Phone Number: (850) 562-2326
If you’ve ever passed FSU’s south gate, then you’ve probably seen The Sweet Shop. The building was originally constructed in the 1920s as a residential home but was later bought and transformed into the well-known and beloved Sweet Shop Café & Lounge. Check out their huge handwritten menu for coffee drinks like “Fireball” or “Snake in the Grass!” The Sweet Shop is known for being the cute hangout spot for FSU and FAMU students to meet up and study, hangout, or grab an ice cream after class.
Address: 701 W Jefferson St
Hours: Daily 7am-5pm
Phone Number: (850) 329-6466
If you love supporting small businesses, your next coffee should be from RedEye. It’s a minority/woman-owned coffee shop with two locations in Tallahassee. RedEye Coffee’s owner focuses on sustainable and ethical coffee – and it’s still delicious! Their goal is that every cup of RedEye should make the world a better place. If that hasn’t convinced you yet, RedEye was named one of the South’s Best Coffee Shops by Southern Living Magazine!
Address: 1122 Thomasville Rd, 1196 Capital Cir NE Unit D
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
Phone Number: (850) 999-8278
While it may not be the most productive café to get work done, it is arguably the most fun! What could be better than enjoying a coffee surrounded by cute kittens? Tally Cat Café has two separate rooms – one for the cat café where guests can order cat-inspired drinks like the “Ameowicano” or “Green Eyes in the Dark.” Then there’s a cat lounge, where guests can pay $10 an hour to hang out in a room full of cats! Pro tip: Walk-ins are accepted, or you can book a reservation here. *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Address: 2218 N Monroe St
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Phone Number: 850-765-7539
Looking for more than just a coffee? Check out our list of Best Brunch Restaurants in Tallahassee for even more local gems!