8 locally-loved coffee shops in Alabama—see who made the list

Coffee Shops In Alabama
My personal favorite coffee shop is in my hometown, Huntsville. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

As pumpkin spice latte season approaches (too early?), we asked our Facebook audience what their favorite coffee shops in Alabama are. While there were quite a few “my house” and “my kitchen” responses, there were some favorites that got multiple shout-outs.

1. Yellowhammer Coffee—Mobile

With seven locations across Mobile and Semmes, Yellowhammer Coffee is a local favorite. Jeff and Monique Roberts founded the first Yellowhammer Coffee in 2016 with a goal of making the culture even better than the coffee. Their colorful, creative menu is hard to beat, though, with seasonal specials (like the Pina Colada Frappe), classic favorites and a killer food menu.

2. Much A Brew About Something—Clanton

Much A Brew About Something was mentioned often in the comments section. (Much A Brew About Something / Facebook)

Much A Brew About Something is a fun coffee shop in Clanton that our audience adores for its delicious coffee and cool atmosphere. They bring in live music on the regular, too. If you’re looking for a unique experience and top-notch coffee, this place is for you.

3. Southern Girl Coffee Roasting Co.—Oxford

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This coffee shop looks like it’s straight out of a novel. (Southern Girl Coffee Roasting Co. / Facebook)

If you’re looking for a dreamy, charming coffee shops, Southern Girl is the place to go. They have the sweetest story, all your favorite coffees (including flavored lattes like the Brown Sugar Cinnamon flavor), and they even roast their own beans with a custom Guatemalan roaster. It’s a must-visit.

4. The Coffee Shop—Opelika

A coffee shop with a simple name, The Coffee Shop in Opelika is a community favorite. The new owners, Joshua and Keema, have continued to create connections in the community through delicious coffee. Plus, their huge chalkboard wall showcases new chalk art from local artists each month.

5. Mural City Coffee Co.—Dothan

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Mural City is the perfect hangout spot. (Callie Morrison / The Bama Buzz)

Mural City Coffee Company in downtown Dothan got many mentions from our Facebook followers—and for good reason. The abandoned building that it’s located in is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the owners turned it into a bustling coffee shop. Plus, its a community hub and one of the best coffee shops for working.

It’s incredible—but don’t take our word for it. Read their feature in Preservation Magazine.

6. Alabaster Coffee Co. —Scottsboro

In the small town of Scottsboro about 45 minutes east of Huntsville, you’ll find a very aesthetically-pleasing coffee company that just opened in 2022: Alabaster Coffee Co. Locals love the homey atmosphere, fun events and seasonal specials (like their Americola, which combines Coca Cola and espresso).

P.S.—Alabaster’s Instagram game is top-notch.

7. Pies by Mike—Clanton

Get it by the cup or by the pound. (Pies by Mike / Facebook)

While coffee isn’t in the Pies by Mike name, it’s one of the best ways to compliment their incredible homemade pies. Their Signature Blend coffee is so popular with the locals that they sell the beans by the pound. No fancy fuss here, just really good coffee to go with really good pie.

8. Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co.—Mobile

If you’re looking to satisfy both tea and coffee fans, Carpe Diem Coffee and Tea in Mobile is the place to go. This little-old-house turned coffee shop is whimsical and cozy. Enjoy all kinds of coffee and tea sitting by the shuttered windows or chatting on the front porch.

BONUS: You may have noticed that your favorite coffee shops in The Rocket City and The Magic City are missing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some Huntsville favorites, and here are some Birmingham favorites.

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Sarah Gronberg
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