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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.

1. Sunergos Coffee

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231 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
"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."

2. Quills Baxter Avenue

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930 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
"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

3. Day's Espresso & Coffee

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1420 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
"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!"

4. Sister Beans Coffee House

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5225 New Cut Road
Louisville, KY 40214
(502) 364-0082
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"I also crave a derby mocha from Sister Beans!!"

5. Please & Thank You

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800 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

6. Caffe Classico

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2144 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY
(502) 895-0076
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"Cafe Classico!"

7. Bruegger's Bagel Shop

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119 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 618-1158
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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!"

8. Quills New Albany

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137 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 590-3426
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"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."

9. Highland Coffee Company

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1140 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 451-4545
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"Really surprised no one has mentioned Highland Coffee!"

10. Vint Coffee

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2309 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 894-8060
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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."

11. Java Brewing Company

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1707 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 384-3555
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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."

12. Heine Brothers Coffee

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2714 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-4451
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"I still enjoy Heine Bros. on Frankfort Ave."

13. Anchorage Cafe

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11505 Park Road
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 708-1880
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"My pick is the Anchorage Cafe, which features a local roaster, Argo Sons, and has a very friendly staff."

14. Argo Sons Coffee

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3640 South Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 491-9396
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"Any place that serves Argo Sons coffee!"

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1. Sunergos Coffee

231 South 5th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
"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."
231 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Quills Baxter Avenue

930 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
"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
930 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

3. Day's Espresso & Coffee

1420 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
"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!"
1420 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

4. Sister Beans Coffee House

5225 New Cut Road, Louisville, KY 40214
"I also crave a derby mocha from Sister Beans!!"
5225 New Cut Road
Louisville, KY 40214

5. Please & Thank You

800 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202
"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."
800 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Caffe Classico

2144 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY
"Cafe Classico!"
2144 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY

7. Bruegger's Bagel Shop

119 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
"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!"
119 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40207

8. Quills New Albany

137 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150
"Toss up between Quills New Albany and Please and Thank You."
137 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

9. Highland Coffee Company

1140 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
"Really surprised no one has mentioned Highland Coffee!"
1140 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

10. Vint Coffee

2309 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"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."
2309 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

11. Java Brewing Company

1707 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
"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."
1707 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

12. Heine Brothers Coffee

2714 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
"I still enjoy Heine Bros. on Frankfort Ave."
2714 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

13. Anchorage Cafe

11505 Park Road, Louisville, KY 40223
"My pick is the Anchorage Cafe, which features a local roaster, Argo Sons, and has a very friendly staff."
11505 Park Road
Louisville, KY 40223

14. Argo Sons Coffee

3640 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299
"Any place that serves Argo Sons coffee!"
3640 South Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299