Looking for a job is frustrating work. Finding the positions, writing cover letters, formatting resumes, and starting over again… Since I have been doing this a while, and I can’t seem to be productive in my house, I have decided to frequent all the best coffeehouses Nashville has to offer. And rate them.
Note: A coffeehouse is, in my opinion, any place that sells coffee and espresso, and offers free WiFi. And my current drink is iced coffee with some almond milk (Yea, I’m one of those people…). So I have ordered this drink at each of these coffeehouses.
Note #2: What is a coffeehouse? Local art on the walls, chalkboard with info about coffee, tables, comfy chairs, organic local brewed coffee for sale, and all the other things that quantify a coffeehouse.
Top 10 Coffeehouses in Nashville
10. Star Bagel. Sylvan Park. No WiFi, which is a dealbreaker. But the coffee and bagels are delicious, and walking distance from my house!
9. Fido. Hillsboro Village. Best Food Another very popular choice. This place is huge, with a lot of options for eating. They turn off the WiFi when it starts to get crowded, to get the people like me (freeloaders who want to get work done) to leave.
8. Frothy Monkey 12 South. Popular. Tried to go there this morning, and it’s closed for renovations. Still a nice place that can get really crowded.
7. Portland Brew. 12 South. Quiet, even on a Saturday morning.
6. JJ’s Market. Vandy. Quietest Delicious coffee. Beer on tap. Wish I had this when I went to college. Not many outlets.
5. CREMA. Downtown. Best View Looking out from the window, I can see the Korean Vet Bridge, Titans Stadium (LP Field?), some buildings from downtown, and a beautifully view of East Nashville. Clientele: Young people. With occasional business people.
4. Bongo Java: Belmont. Beautiful seating area outside. They don’t have almond milk. Serve their own roasted coffee. Delicious coffee and food.
3. Provence. Hillsboro Village. Quiet. More of a restaurant than a coffee shop. Fast WiFi.
2. Ugly Mugs. East Nashville. A lot of parking. Great seating, including outdoor!
1. Dose. Sylvan Park/West End. Delicious coffee, with more of a utilitarian space, versus comfy. I am bias since it’s about a mile and a half from my house. Continually good service. Delicious breakfast sandwiches.
This little experience has been a way to distract my mind from the stressors of applying for jobs. Yay for tiny distractions. Enjoy the café!