5 Tallahassee Coffee Shops Perfect for College Students
Need a break from your everyday environment? Or have you been wanting to try out a new coffee place? Tallahassee coffee shops are the perfect place to chill out, do homework, and of course, enjoy a cup of coffee. Listed below are five of the best coffee shops in Tallahassee, perfect for locals and college students alike. Warning: Starbucks not included.
1. Paper Fox Coffee
Right off Pensacola Street, Paper Fox Coffee is a great place for students and community members. With a vast menu and a new “Latte of the Month” every month, Paper Fox Coffee is your new favorite hangout spot. In addition to fast WiFi and nice employees, Paper Fox has lots of tables for groups both big and small. Click here to view their full drink and food menu. Make sure to try out the Fennec Mocha iced latte while you’re there, you won’t regret it.
2. Black Dog Café
Located on beautiful Lake Ella, Black Dog Cafe is the perfect spot for every nature lover. Open seven days a week, Black Dog offers both quaint indoor seating and a covered deck, perfect for those students who need a break from the indoors. Black Dog also has seasonal specialty lattes and drinks of the day, and in addition to tea and coffee, they also have a large selection of warm baked goods. Need a perfect first date idea? Take your coffee to go and stroll around Lake Ella. See their full menu and more about the business here.
3. Square Mug Café
Visiting the Railroad Square Art District? Stop by Square Mug Cafe while you’re in the area. Locally and woman-owned, Square Mug is the quiet study spot you’ve been looking for. Feeling hungry, too? Square Mug specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine and locally sources all of their ingredients. They also have a delicious menu of homemade popsicles for those hot summer days, and even offer 21+ options. Visit them on Facebook for more info about their full menu and specialty drinks.
4. Serenity Coffee and Kava Bar
Need a late-night hangout spot? Serenity Coffee and Kava Bar is perfect for both night owls and early birds. Open seven days a week from 9 AM to 1 AM, Serenity offers not only great coffee but also great ambiance. The staff inside are very friendly and knowledgeable about all things coffee and kava. Serenity also hosts local events within the community and prides themselves on their love for the City of Tallahassee. Click here to view their Facebook and keep a lookout for their next event!
5. All Saints Café
All Saints Café is the coolest hip hangout sitting right in between FAMU and FSU’s campuses. Locally owned, All Saints has comfy furniture, free WiFi, and offers delicious vegan and vegetarian treats like their homemade vegan mac and cheese, which everyone must try at least once. Linked here is their Instagram page, which has a list of their full drink menu. Make sure to bring your own mug with you and get twenty-five cents off any drink!
As a student myself, I am always looking for a perfect place to relax, do my homework, and, of course, enjoy a good cup of coffee. In these uncertain times, small businesses such as the ones above need all the help they can get. With our unwavering support, our favorite small businesses can continue to thrive in Tallahassee for many years to come.