It's National Coffee Day: Try some of Nashville's most unique drinks

Thursday is National Coffee Day, and there's no better way to celebrate than to stop in and try a brew at one of Nashville's local coffee shops.

Luckily, for caffeine lovers, there are endless options to choose from.

Here are some of the most unique drinks on the menu in several of Music City's most popular cafés. One of them might just become your next to-go order.

Hannah Bee Coffee

Former Top 40 radio host Hanna Bee founded Hannah Bee Coffee with her husband in December 2020. From a mobile coffee cart called the Gold Bar, to a downtown pop-up and an East Nashville shop, Hannah Bee Coffee is quickly establishing its presence across town.

What to try

Nutella Latte: Opt for this creamy mix of Nutella, milk and cocoa powder on top.Cotton Candy Infused Latte: This blend of espresso, vanilla, milk and cinnamon will give you a burst of energy you can always use.

The Horn Coffee

A family-owned, Somali café, The Horn is a Nashville staple. Authentic African cuisine is also on the menu.

What to try

Shahi: This is a must-try, classic Somali Chai. Either whole milk or oat milk can be added to the freshly brewed cup.

Caliber Coffee Co.

Doubling as a coffee house and a bakery, Caliber Coffee Co. in Donelson offers treats and coffee.

What to try

Custard Latte, The Belgian Waffle Latte, Snickerdoodle Latte: Get experimental, and order the Custard Latte with white mocha and salted egg yolk. The Belgian Waffle Latte and the Snickerdoodle Latte provide tempting twists to the classic drink.

Caliber Coffee Co. in Donelson
Caliber Coffee Co. in Donelson

Tempo

The shop's name was inspired by founder musician Javier Solis and his family. Tex-Mex breakfast dishes are served here as well.

What to try

Café Sua Da: This is an iced milk coffee recipe born out of Vietnam. The cold brew is a novelty in town, providing an invigorating kick.

Frothy Monkey

One of Tennessee's most beloved all-day cafés, the specialty coffee roaster is notable for its wide assortment of one-of-a-kind beverages.

What to try

Monkey Mocha: One sip of this signature coffee drink with espresso, steamed milk, chocolate sauce and Frothy Monkey banana syrup will make you want to order a second.

Frothy Monkey's location in the Nations
Frothy Monkey's location in the Nations

Crema Coffee Roasters

Labeling itself as carbon neutral and zero waste, Crema is committed to pouring out the best quality coffee for its guests.

What to try

Coffee Soda: Although it's named after two drinks that sound like they don't quite go together, this alternative can be a favorite for those craving a stronger taste.

The always popular Crema coffee shop in downtown Nashville
The always popular Crema coffee shop in downtown Nashville

Grams Coffee and Tea

This coffee house is meant for those who appreciate sticking to the classics and a quiet setting. Based in Madison, it's a welcoming space to catch up with friends over coffee or to do work.

What to try:

Mocha Latte: A multi-layered conception, Grams's rendition of the Mocha Latte is every coffee lover's dream.

Americano Lounge

This place specializes in coffee and cocktails. The inspiration is 1930’s New York and Northern Europe, which plays into the site's design and menu.

What to try

Coffee Tonic: A trendy concoction of ice, coffee and tonic water, this is fitting for anyone searching for a lighter glass.

Americano Coffee Lounge offers an array of desserts.
Americano Coffee Lounge offers an array of desserts.

Dose

This is a lunch and breakfast spot with specialized coffee, tea, chocolate and pastry options.

What to try

The Barcelona: It's a draft ice coffee with salted whipped cream.

Retrograde Coffee

Retrograde Coffee's innovative drinks are explosive conversation starters.

What to try:

Shagbark Latte: Who would've thought a latte with smoked hickory syrup would be the way to go? Nevertheless, it's an instant hit.

Headquarters

A West Nashville gem, Headquarters is a comfortable space. It's a plus that the coffee is lauded too.

What to try

Sorghum Cinnamon latte: Sugar, spice and everything nice is how the Sorghum Cinnamon latte can be described. It has just the right amount of sweetness.

Stay Golden

All that glitters is gold on Stay Golden's menu.

What to try

King Kong: Order this augmented coffee with mango milk, basil, mango dust and rested espresso if you feel like venturing out of your caffeinated comfort zone.

Just Love Coffee

Spreading love and sharing coffee is Just Love's mission.

What to try

White Chocolate Tiramisu, Toffee Coffee: The White Chocolate Tiramisu has cinnamon, white chocolate, toffee nut and Irish cream, while the Toffee Coffee has caramel, toffee nut and dark chocolate. It's your call.

Bonus: Elegy

Honey Bear Espresso Martini: Elegy Coffee joined forces with The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club to release a new drink called the Honey Bear Espresso Martini. The creation is a combination of the Honey Bear Cold Brew from Elegy Coffee and the Espresso Martini from The Fox & Cocktail Club that will be on The Fox's menu during the entire fall season.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: National Coffee Day: Sip these Nashville coffee drinks in celebration