But first, coffee…or ten! We all rely on coffee to get us through each chaotic day, but sometimes we need a little bit of a change from our typical cup-of-joe shop we visit daily. In order to discover your new favorite cup of coffee, there is no better place to look than right around you! Check out these ten local coffee shops that are sure to add a little pep in your step (along with the caffeine, of course)!
Coffee Times Coffee House
Location: 2571 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
This cool coffee shop is the perfect place to study or hold meetings. They offer a wide variety of coffees and teas, and the team that works there is super nice about making sure you’re enjoying your drink. What’s even cooler about them is that they have a variety of pastries from other local (yes, local) bakeries around town. Also, once you’re done drinking your coffee, there’s a cute vintage shop right next door for you to stroll around in.
Common Grounds Coffee House
Location: 343 E High Street, Lexington, KY, 40503
A locally owned coffee shop that started in 1992, Common Grounds Coffee House is still going strong today, and now they have 7 locations in town! They are all about providing locally sourced food and drink, and now have their own warehouse facility where they roast their own coffee each week and bake their own muffins, scones, and cookies! If you’ve never tried the coffee here, you are missing out!
A Cup of Common Wealth
Location: 105 Eastern Ave, Lexington, KY 40508
This quaint coffee shop screams “My Old Kentucky Home!” They wholeheartedly live by their motto, “Embrace community. Serve Others. Create Culture.” Bring along friends and family to enjoy a cozy cup of freshly roasted coffee and build meaningful relationships. If you’re looking for a place to feel right at home, and get your coffee fix, this shop is sure to be worthwhile!
Location: 400 Old Vine St., Suite 104, Lexington, KY 40507
This trendy chocolate and coffee bar is perfect for coffee lovers and haters alike! With various unique options, from sipping chocolates to a simple brewed coffee, you are sure to find something you love! Their exceptional service makes it easy to pull up a chair and have a great convo, or get some work done (We’ve may or may not been caught having meetings here sometimes). Check out their Orange Cocoa Hot Chocolate, perfect for the falling temperatures, paired with their delicious freshly baked goods!
The Human Bean
Location: 1946 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
Pull up to this cute drive-thru espresso stand to enjoy a convenient and exceptional afternoon pick-me-up! What makes this little stand even more unique, is the various dairy-free options they provide including almond, oat, and even macadamia nut milk. Now, don’t worry if you’re confused on their wide variety of tasty options, because their exceptional service will have you leaving with a smile on your face. Oh, and did we mention, each drink comes with a complimentary chocolate covered espresso bean!?
North Lime Coffee & Donuts
Locations: 575 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 and 3101 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
Need a place to get a little sugar fix with you afternoon cup of Joe? This coffee and donuts shop isn’t just for cops! Come in and enjoy one of their donuts made from scratch, and pair it with a fresh cup of coffee. Bring the kids, a friend, or chat with some of the most compassionate baristas around and make this shop your second home, one coffee (and donut) at a time!
High on Art & Coffee
Location: 523 E High St, Lexington, KY 40502
This locally owned, family business is the perfect pairing of coffee and art! Husband, Tim, is responsible for the wide variety of fair-trade, organic coffees offered. Wife, Ellie, is the life of the beautiful art filling the building. Enjoy a tasty espresso with one of their full breakfast/lunch menu items, while shopping among some of the most fabulous art, jewelry, and beauty supplies handmade by local artists!
Third Street Stuff & Coffee
Location: 257 N Limestone #1, Lexington, KY 40507
This eccentric coffeehouse not only offers a wide variety of tastily crafted coffees, but also some of the best food menu items…including their signature turtle brownie. Yum! Better yet, they are all about helping out the surrounding community. This colorful coffeehouse donates a percentage of sales to different non-profits most weekends! Enjoy a tasty turtle mocha, or a simple London Fog, knowing you are making the world a better place, one cup at a time!
Manchester Coffee Co.
Location: 903 Manchester St., Suite 180, Lexington, KY 40508
Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, seasonal or non-seasonal, Manchester Coffee Co. has it all! You don’t want to miss out the taste of their mighty house blend, intricately crafted to have the perfect blend of dark chocolate, cherry, and almond. This spacious coffeeshop is the perfect place to grab a cup of liquid gold and relax on their cozy couches, or purchase a bag of freshly blended coffee beans to enjoy at home!
Location: 124 Malabu Dr., Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40503
Visit Lexington’s most premiere coffeehouse and enjoy a photogenic iced latte, perfect for your next Instagram post! Better yet, you don’t even have to leave your dog at home! Take a seat with the WHOLE family outside and socialize with friends under the chic outdoor sitting area. Take a trip to this trendy coffeeshop, sure to brighten your day (along with the caffeine of course)!
Have a coffee on us!
We love working with the Lexington community and helping people find their dream homes, and we’d like to pay it back to YOU! Aside from being realtors, each one of us connects with the Lexington area in different ways. We met up at Chocolate Holler to pin up “pay it forwards” for different ways that we connect with the community, ways that hopefully you can connect with as well!
Be sure to stop by Chocolate Holler’s “Pay it Forward” wall and have a coffee on us! Each “Pay it Forward” has #TheLaneTeam so you know it’s ours. Take a photo and share it with us on social media using #CoffeeTrailLex so we know you’ve “bean” there!
Do you know what else may require a bit more caffeine? Buying or selling your own home! This blog post is brought to you by The Lane Team at Keller Williams Bluegrass. We specialize in both listing and selling homes, relocation and auctions. Call 859-519-3113 to get connected to the best Team member for you!