Must See Coffee Spots in Downtown Lakeland
Today I’m going to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart: coffee shops. But not just any coffee shops- the amazing local coffee shops that scatter downtown Lakeland!
Over the past few years Lakeland has developed an amazing coffee culture that has changed how many locals gets our daily cup of joe. From local staples like Mitchell’s and Black and Brew to the more recent Concord Coffee, there are plenty of places for you to grab a caffeine boost and maybe even a pastry too!
First on our list is Mitchell’s Coffee House. A landmark of Lakeland’s Downtown district, Mitchell’s has been serving coffee, breakfast and lunch, and some of the best desserts in town for over 20 years! Family owned and operated, Mitchell’s is open 7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Stop by to see what their iced coffee flavor of the day is (fingers crossed it’s Snickerdoodle!) and get a slice of their Coca-Cola cake, you won’t regret it!
Black and Brew is a coffee shop that doubles as a bar, a restaurant, and a runner’s enthusiast club! Their seasonal coffee and tea specials are hard to beat (just wait for their pumpkin pie frappe to come back this fall!) and they really excel with their locally sourced menu items for when a donut just won’t cut it. Try their Hibiscus tea with some avocado toast made from Lakeland's own Born & Bread for a delicious light lunch! And here’s some exciting news: Black and Brew will be opening a second location, Black and Brew 2, at the Lakeland Public Library on Lake Morton in November!
One of the newer coffee shops in Lakeland, Hillcrest coffee has created a big splash on the scene in the past year and a half! They have plenty of coffee and tea options to quench your thirst, plus the cozy renovated classic Florida home will have you feeling like you’re relaxing in your own living room! If you want to know more check out my previous post on Hillcrest Coffee. here.
Seeking a coffee shop that satisfies your need for caffeine and for perfect instagram shots? Look no further than Concord Coffee! This modern, minimalistic coffee shop features locally roasted coffee, pour overs, and pastries from local bakers. Be on the look out for the next Concord Night Market where local businesses gather to sell their wares under the Dixieland lights!
Though not technically a coffee shop, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning The Poor Porker’s Campfire cold brew! Located at the 801 Main St collective, The Poor Porker features what they call “fluffy pillows of heaven” and trust me, their beignets fit that description! Grab an order of their Brown Butter Carmel beignets with a Campfire coffee and enjoy the eclectic atmosphere of 801 Main Street for a tasty treat!
Until next time! - Abbie