6 Kentucky Stops for a Great Cup of Joe
Kentucky offers coffee houses across the state that represent the heart of our communities. So grab a cup and strike up a conversation and warm up at one of these 6 local coffee joints.
1. Piper’s Coffee – Paducah
Pipers is a coffee and teahouse serving locally roasted coffee, handcrafted loose-leaf tea and specialty carbonated beverages along with locally made baked goods. They feature art exhibitions, "Live in the Rotunda" music events and original poetry. Pipers is located in the historic Coca-Cola Plant, a Paducah landmark.
2. Express-O Café – Paintsville
Located in the beautiful, historic Main Street of Paintsville, the Express-O Café is a great place to grab espresso based drinks, including lattes, cafe macchiatos, cappuccinos and iced coffees. They offer homemade daily lunch specials and baked goods include donuts, cinnamon rolls, scones and other specialty items.
3. Daily Offerings Roastery – Lexington
Family-owned and located in downtown Lexington, this coffee house brings seasonal coffees from “unique and exceptional origins.” Committed to roasting the finest flavor as well as being environmentally conscious, Daily Offerings is a must try for delicious coffee the next time you’re in Lexington.
4. Spencer’s Coffee – Bowling Green
Located in historic Fountain Square in the heart of downtown Bowling Green, Spencer’s not only serves up delicious specialty drinks but has also expanded to include a beer garden and is also home to Popworks! Popworks are artisan handcrafted frozen popsicles made with all-natural and locally sourced ingredients – check out the protein packed Avocado or the decadent White Chocolate.
5. Roebling Point Books and Coffee – Covington
Roebling Bridge Coffee has unique specialty coffees and drinks, the latest best selling books and is totally dog-friendly. And the best part, it’s located at the base of the beautiful Roebling pedestrian bridge, where you can stroll across and view the amazing city skyline.
6. Please and Thank You - Louisville
Calling themselves a "small-batch southern bakery and coffee house," Please and Thank You is as famous for their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cookies as for their savory coffee flavor combinations. In two convenient locations in Louisville, they also offer the BIY service, or "Bake It Yourself." BIY offers fresh cookie dough, pancake mix, brownie mixes and much more.