5 Coffee Spots to Satisfy Your Caffeine Craving

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Coffee (noun): liquid that smells like fresh ground heaven

Alpharetta runs on coffee! There really isn’t anything like that first cup of java in the morning. It gets you going – motivated and ready to tackle the day. Whether you’re into lattes, cold or nitro brews or even a high-octane espresso, we’ve rounded up 5 of Alpharetta’s coffee spots where you can get your caffeine fix and get crackin’ on all your #goals.

1. The Nest Café – 58 Canton Street

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Located in Downtown Alpharetta, The Nest Café is known for their absolute works of latte art. With beautiful whisps of hot steamed milk that look like leaves and hearts atop the espresso filled cup, these drinks are truly a feast for the eyes and palate. They also offer traditional options, like the Café au Lait, an Americano and a Cappuccino. For the iced coffee afficionados, the Iced Honey & Cinnamon Latte is absolutely divine. In addition to awesome brew choices, The Nest also has amazing breakfast options from their picture perfect Lolly Waffles (waffles on lollipop sticks) to a classic bacon, egg, and cheddar breakfast croissant. Enjoy the cozy indoor café, outside patio or take your yummy drink choice to go as you get your morning started.

2. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans – 3460 Old Milton Parkway

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For outstanding, gourmet coffee, PJ’s of New Orleans is a must. Using only the top 1% of Arabica beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees, PJ’s brews you a cup of liquid happiness. Try an indulgent Hot Mocha made with Ghirardelli cocoa or dive into Caramel Granita for an icy, frozen, blended option. If you want to branch out and test out a tea, PJ’s also has lovely iced and hot tea options. Choose a Chai Tea Latte for a chai concentrate with milk, vanilla frappe powder, blended with ice and topped with whipped cream.

3. Valor Coffee – 44 Milton Avenue

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For the chance to find your new favorite coffee and also be able to take a bag of their beans home with you, visit Valor Coffee. Not just a café where you can order a great latte, Valor is also a coffee roaster based in Alpharetta. Check out their online store or visit in person to get everything you need to imitate your highly loved drink of choice at home. Feeling extra fancy? Then we recommend you try the Lavender Latte, a unique pairing of subtle floral flavors, warm milk and espresso.

4. Café Intermezzo – 100 Avalon Boulevard

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Café Intermezzo at Avalon brings the feel of a 300-year-old European coffeehouse to Alpharetta. With delicious pastries and a seemingly endless menu of beverages, you’ll have hundreds of options to choose from. For a classic option, try the French Press, which has a remarkable smoothness. For something with a little more pizzazz, opt for the Intermezzo Cappuccino with espresso, steamed cream, cocoa and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. If you’re wanting something even more indulgent, order the Cioccoloccino made with Dutch Chocolate, espresso, Schlag and cocoa powder.

5. BrewAble Café – 175 Roswell Street inside the Alpharetta Community Center

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We love any place where your hard-earned dollars can go towards a greater cause, and BrewAble Café is an Alpharetta coffee shop with a great mission. Created to be a community coffeehouse that trains and employs young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, you can support a wonderful cause while getting your favorite coffee. Try a classic medium roast coffee or opt for one of BrewAble’s specialty drinks like a Cappuccino or Americano.

Need a bite to go with your cup of joe? Check out our full list of Alpharetta’s 200+ restaurants here.