Looking for the perfect cozy spot deep in the South? Look no further than Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co., located in Mobile, Alabama. From the fresh coffee beans filling the air to the slow jazz flowing through the space, this coffee shop will have you cozied up in no time. Carpe Diem is filled with exciting history and local blends of coffee, tea and pastries.
1. Locally-roasted coffee beans—Brazilian Oro + more
Carpe Diem offers a selection of in-house roasted coffee beans from Brazilian Oro to pumpkin-spice flavored. They also offer Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, a rarity in the United States also sought after in Europe and Japan.
With its rare washed beans, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe delights with its sharp, fruity notes and high acidity. Carpe Diem offers in-store pickup and shipping on their website for our fellow coffee lovers who want to join in on their selection of coffee beans.
2. Carpe Diem was established in 1995
Established in 1995, Carpe Diem is rich in history. In 2022, this iconic establishment earned the esteemed title of “Best Coffee House” at the Nappies Lagniappe Readers’ Choice Awards, a testament to its profound impact on the Mobile community.
3. Cozy lounging space in Midtown Mobile
Whether you’re looking to unwind with friends or have a solo study session, Carpe Diem is perfect. While it may appear small from the outside, the cozy interior can comfortably accommodate gatherings of friends, coworkers and families.
When the sun peeks out this fall, enjoy outdoor seating in the front or relax on the spacious side patio.
4. Breakfast + lunch at Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem offers a range of breakfast and lunch options to go with their amazing coffee and tea selections. Here’s a glimpse of what you can fill up with:
- Warm Breakfast Bagel
- Cinnamon Roll
- Ham + Cheese Croissant
- Homemade Chicken Salad
- Classic BLT
- Hot Turkey + Swiss
Plus, they’ve got plenty of kid-friendly options if you’ve got little mouths to satisfy.
5. Housemade pastries + sweets at Carpe Diem
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Carpe Diem has you covered there, too! Check out Carpe Diem’s front display to find 100% house-made sweets including Pecan Pie, Old Dutch Mexican ice cream, Strawberry Icebox Pie and luscious Red Velvet Cake. You can browse more of their selection on their website!
6. Close to the University of South Alabama campus
Nestled just a stone’s throw away from the University of South Alabama, Carpe Diem offers a convenient location for students. A short 9-minute drive leads you to the most inviting study spot on campus.
Want to experience Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. for yourself? Here’s where you can find it.
- Location: 4072 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608
- Hours: Monday-Friday 6AM-6PM, Saturday-Sunday 7AM-6PM
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