by Robyn Batts
There's more to your coffee experience than just that cup of jo and these places get that. Here's a peek into twelve shops with ambiances you are sure to love a latte.
1. Happy Bones New York, NY
A cozy minimalistic shop with clean design and a top-notch flat white, it's a must visit for your next trip to NY.
3. Diesel Cafe Boston, MA
This Boston staple features an extensive food and coffee menu, pool tables, and all the funky vibes.
4. Houndstooth Austin, TX
Although Houndstooth has only been open for a few years, it has quickly made a name for itself and was even named Austin Chronicle Readers Choice for "Best Coffee" in 2014. In addition to great coffee, Houndstooth baristas periodically offer brewing classes and cupping events for locals.
5. Downtown Credo Orlando, FL
This non-profit shop holds a special place in our hearts. With amazing handcrafted drinks, a cozy eclectic space, and a commitment to bettering Orlando's community, Credo is the total package. It was also a favorite work spot for Lizzie during the early stages of Market Colors.
6. True and Brave Los Angeles, CA
Locals love this spot that features baristas who know their stuff (but don't make you feel like you don't), a relaxing outdoor seating area, and a rotating selection of tasty treats.
7. Octane Coffee Atlanta, GA
The Octane space is open, airy, and relaxing--the perfect place to grab a craft coffee beverage and hole up for hours with your laptop.
9. Black Tap Coffee Charleston, SC
Lots of reclaimed wood, natural lighting, and specialty craft drinks like the lavender latte or black julep? Yes, please!
12. Oddly Correct Kansas City, MO
This quaint Kansas City favorite serves high-quality nano-roasted brews and handcrafted espresso drinks. And who doesn't love exposed brick walls?