8 Phenomenal Coffee Shops Where You Can Get Your Wine Fix
Situated in the historic Amherst Cinema building, early risers will enjoy freshly brewed cups from Barrington Coffee. Come 3PM, a fully-stocked, wooden bar opens to those who favor a sip of a rotating wine menu – try one of their sulfite-free, biodynamic wines. The crowd is a meld of professors, students, and locals relaxing over French press. For those intent on working, a designated “study space” gives you a seat with a view of the town’s main street. 28 Amity StreetAmherst, Massachussetts; 01002
Austin’s thriving coffee culture shows no signs of slowing down. Check out a rotating menu of freshly baked pastries like the bacon cheddar biscuit, pairing nicely with a cup of Sightglass’s Rwandan Mwasa. Inside, a warm, mid-century Danish element welcomes conversationalists, casual readers, and caffeine aficionados alike. At night, bask under the patio lights with a glass of Markus Huber Hugo Sparkling Rosé. 2159 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas; 78704
This immensely popular Atlanta-based Octane coffee empire takes a hip industrial approach to their sprawl of shops. The clean, warm, wood-on-wood aesthetic is the perfect spot for an iced coffee employing the Japanese pour over method and sweet treats. For a boozy touch, sip on a variation of eclectic wines on tap or sample the Muga Rosada Rioja or light, refreshing Urban Riesling – perfect for a working happy hour with a friend. Various locations.
Billing themselves the “Breakfast through Dinner coffee house,” this laid-back, Tennessee-based company is perfect for a standard cup of Joe or a signature medium-bodied espresso blend. Later, segue into a glass or two of French Cheverny Blanc. Their Nashville spot on 12th Avenue South is perfect to park your bike, nab a seat on the patio, and finish a fresh new book find. Various locations.
Borrowing its name from John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden (and the epithet, “the way is open”), this midtown Kansas City gem has an inviting, brick-walled, well-lit interior with a long wooden bar that’s perfect for surfing the web (they have Google Fiber). Nab a seat on the Herman Miller-style furniture to sip a cappuccino or tap into the full cocktail and wine bar, and even a cigar if the mood strikes. 419 East 18th Street, Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri; 10003
Daylight Mind Coffee
Say Aloha to Daylight Mind, a space operating as a roaster, farm-to-table restaurant, café, and coffee school. There’s also a bar serving wine upstairs and patrons often find themselves juggling both vino and a local Hawaiian espresso flight. In the evenings, take either (or both) on the terrace for some prime oceanfront sipping. 75-5770 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; 96740
Greene Grape Annex
This sociable Fort Greene café environment lends itself to socializing while you work -- from comfy sofas and shared farm tables. Commence your morning with a Blue Bottle iced coffee or an espresso from Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based Oslo Roasting Co. Later, explore the reasonably priced wine menu (including a nice Croatian Blanc Malvasia and unique red Kekfrankos from Hungary) as you thumb through house-provided fashion, food, and décor mags. 753 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York; 11217
1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab
They roll out the proverbial welcome mat at 1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab, where – as its name suggests – they cater to the equally wine- and brew-savvy. All crafted espresso and brewed coffees drinks are from a local roaster, Deeper Roots Coffee. And, four times a year, the wine list changes and leans on Old World varietals with a focus on sustainable farming and organic wines. Try the biodynamic Fontsainte Gris de Gris. 1215 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; 4520