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Readers Vote: Louisville's 14 Best Coffee Shops

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Last week, Eater Louisville asked what's Louisville's best coffee shop. No surprise given the city's coffee culture: we received 27 comments mentioning 13 14 places. Three of them were restaurants rather than coffee shops, but what the hell, we'll count them; Argo Sons though is a roaster, so it's not on the map rescently opened a coffee shop on Hurstborne Parkway, so it's on the map. What was surprising: just one mention each for the ubiquitous local chain Heine Brothers and for hipster hot spot Please and Thank You.

Here are your responses, in map form, with sample comments thrown in. Have another suggestion? To the comments you should go.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Sunergos Coffee

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"My favorite shop to go to on my day off is Sunergos on 5th Street. Two single origin espresso options, brewed on a slayer espresso machine, is better than you'll find in a lot of coffee cities, especially Vienna."

Quills Baxter Avenue

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"There's no short of quality coffee in this city, but Quills on baxter is my favorite." "Quills like a million times! the coffee is super good and the baristas ar e really sweet to me (and cute too. especially the bearded one at the baxter cafe with slicked back hair

Day's Espresso & Coffee

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"Day's is my "go-to" fav! Great espresso drinks , nice atmosphere and friendly tservice. Love it!" "Day's all the way! I've been going there for the past 13ish years and it holds some of the best memories I have of Louisville, friends, and family. A truly fantastic place with rich history and great coffee!"

Sister Beans Coffee House

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"I also crave a derby mocha from Sister Beans!!"

Please & Thank You

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"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

Caffe Classico

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"Cafe Classico!"

Bruegger's Bagel Shop

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"When I want a real good cup of joe Brueggers Bagels in St Matthews has the best house blend... I know they have great bagels but they're coffee is really good too!"

Quills New Albany

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"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

Highland Coffee Company

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"Really surprised no one has mentioned Highland Coffee!"

Vint Coffee

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"Their service is friendly and flawless, and the atmosphere offers great options for indoor or outdoor seating. Inquiries about their coffee sources are always met with knowledgable explanations."

Java Brewing Company

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"Java on Bardstown. I get what I need (a great iced latte) and my kids get what they need (a cozy play space). Add the crepes and I'm sold."

Heine Brothers Coffee

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"I still enjoy Heine Bros. on Frankfort Ave."

Anchorage Cafe

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"My pick is the Anchorage Cafe, which features a local roaster, Argo Sons, and has a very friendly staff."

Argo Sons Coffee

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"Any place that serves Argo Sons coffee!"

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Sunergos Coffee

"My favorite shop to go to on my day off is Sunergos on 5th Street. Two single origin espresso options, brewed on a slayer espresso machine, is better than you'll find in a lot of coffee cities, especially Vienna."

Quills Baxter Avenue

"There's no short of quality coffee in this city, but Quills on baxter is my favorite." "Quills like a million times! the coffee is super good and the baristas ar e really sweet to me (and cute too. especially the bearded one at the baxter cafe with slicked back hair

Day's Espresso & Coffee

"Day's is my "go-to" fav! Great espresso drinks , nice atmosphere and friendly tservice. Love it!" "Day's all the way! I've been going there for the past 13ish years and it holds some of the best memories I have of Louisville, friends, and family. A truly fantastic place with rich history and great coffee!"

Sister Beans Coffee House

"I also crave a derby mocha from Sister Beans!!"

Please & Thank You

"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

Caffe Classico

"Cafe Classico!"

Bruegger's Bagel Shop

"When I want a real good cup of joe Brueggers Bagels in St Matthews has the best house blend... I know they have great bagels but they're coffee is really good too!"

Quills New Albany

"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

Highland Coffee Company

"Really surprised no one has mentioned Highland Coffee!"

Vint Coffee

"Their service is friendly and flawless, and the atmosphere offers great options for indoor or outdoor seating. Inquiries about their coffee sources are always met with knowledgable explanations."

Java Brewing Company

"Java on Bardstown. I get what I need (a great iced latte) and my kids get what they need (a cozy play space). Add the crepes and I'm sold."

Heine Brothers Coffee

"I still enjoy Heine Bros. on Frankfort Ave."

Anchorage Cafe

"My pick is the Anchorage Cafe, which features a local roaster, Argo Sons, and has a very friendly staff."

Argo Sons Coffee

"Any place that serves Argo Sons coffee!"