Beach lovers who also love their coffee will find the perfect combination of relaxation and coffee kick on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Whether watching the sunrise with a cup of Joe or cooling off with a cold brew, there are plenty of coffee shops near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation rentals to help you get your fix.
Here's where you can find coffee shops near Gulf Shores. And, when in search of Internet access, these cafes will hook you up!
BuzzCatz Coffee & SweetsA great place to get your caffeine fix and your sweet tooth fix is BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets in Orange Beach.
Situated behind Cosmo’s Restaurant on Canal Road, locally owned and operated BuzzCatz features locally roasted coffee, homemade pastries, weekly breakfast specials, light lunch fare, frozen drinks and a selection of ice cream.
Try the quiche of the day, Belgian waffles, the Breakfast Hollah (housemade Challah dough filled with fresh scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and more) or yummy kitten head (nine pull apart mini biscuits) biscuits with butter or preserves.
Chocolate CornerA favorite spot for coffee and sweets in Gulf Shores is Chocolate Corner.
In the Rouses supermarket shopping center at the corner of Fort Morgan Road and Gulf Shores Parkway, Chocolate Corner features fudge, homemade chocolates, gourmet truffles, espresso, iced lattes, Frappuccino’s and scoops of ice cream.
For chocolate lovers at home, box up a few favorite treats as a little gift from the beach!
Copper Kettle Tea BarAn adorable spot for a spot of tea, a cup of soup or a mug of coffee just north of the beach is Copper Kettle Tea Bar, located at 106 N Chicago St. in Foley.
Enjoy a cup of cheeseburger, tomato basil or broccoli cauliflower soup or hummus and chips as you sip on hot tea. Or, indulge in a dark chocolate brownie or sour cream cheesecake with mixed berry topping. Scones are a delight, with flavors like lemon lavender, strawberry vanilla and Nutella.
There are even fun events to attend, like Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Tea, Fun Friday Fondue & Games and The Ghosts of Hamlet.
Foam Coffee ShopCome for coffee and breakfast and hang out for conversation and community gatherings at Foam Coffee Shop on Canal Road in Gulf Shores.
Breakfast options range from buttermilk waffles, bagels and avocado toast to a breakfast Panini or a berry parfait. Smoothies and acai bowls are also on the menu.
Offering a laid-back, simple vibe, owners of Foam Coffee serve Intelligentsia coffee, which is sourced from family-owned farms and smallholder co-ops and estates from around the world. The distinct coffees showcase unique tastes and unrivaled quality.
GypsyQueen JavaLocated on West Laurel Avenue in Foley, Gypsy Queen Java is a new coffee shop in Foley.
Reviewers mention how much they appreciate the friendly baristas along with the tasty mochas, lattes and good, old-fashioned coffee. They also describe the atmosphere as having a “funky vibe. Just what Foley needed!”
Some fun drinks to try: Stairway to Heaven, Raspberry Beret and Mountain Mint Hop.
Southern Grind Coffee HouseA Gulf Shores and Orange Beach locals’ favorite, Southern Grind Coffee House can be found in two spots: The Wharf on Main Street and at the Indigo Hotel in Gulf Shores.
In addition to an extensive menu of specialty teas and coffee drinks, the coastal-themed, pet-friendly shops feature a variety of treats such as gelato, pastries, desserts, breakfast specialties, sandwiches for lunch, and local art and gifts.
Southern Grind is also a fun place to hang out for girls’ night, a spot to enjoy high tea, a place to play cards or dominoes, or relax with a good book. The owners will also organize special events such as birthday celebrations or painting parties.
StarbucksEasily accessible either in the Target store in Gulf Shores or on Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach, Starbucks is a familiar face welcoming those who want a quick bite or cup to go as well as those who might want to sip and hang out a while.
Choose to brew your own cup of coffee in your fully equipped beach house or condo (coffeemakers are available in every vacation rental), or explore one of our favorite local coffee shops next time you visit the Gulf Coast.