The day doesn’t start until we’ve had a cup of coffee — or maybe three cups of coffee. We tried the iced coffee at 10 Lakeland coffee shops and broke them down for you below.
Divicious Deli & Coffee Shop | 128 E Main St. | Great for those on the go, the New York-style coffee shop offers Lakeland friendliness over the counter. Did we mention they boast new iced coffee flavors every week, like chocolate-covered Oreo, rose, and snickerdoodle?
Saigon Bistro | 1554 Town Center Dr. W. | If you haven’t tried iced Vietnamese coffee at Saigon Bistro, you’re missing out. This drink is served with sweetened condensed milk, making for a sweet and creamy delight.
Get a move on
Jude Coffee | Mobile | This couple-owned mobile coffee cart makes drinks on the go, so keep your eyes on their social media to find upcoming pop-ups. You can also book the cart for weddings, local events, and parties.
Listen to the brew-sic
Hillcrest Coffee | 119 Hillcrest St. | Listen to live music while you sip your coffee at this locally owned shop nestled inside a 1925 bungalow. Fun fact: Did you know that while this spot is on our list of work from home locations, it’s also a great place to unwind? Find the bookshelf to claim a board game, book, or even coloring book for some afternoon relaxation.
Mitchell’s Coffee House | 235 N. Kentucky Ave. | Founded by the Harvey family in 1998, Mitchell’s is a Lakeland institution known not only for its coffees but also for its sweets and weekly lunch specials.
Books and brew
Pressed LKLD | 213 E. Bay St. | We were im-pressed by Pressed’s iced coffee. Grab some lit with your latte at this bookstore + coffee shop. In case you missed it, we told you all about Pressed Lakeland’s owners and how it got its start, here.
Concord Coffee | 1037 Florida Ave. S. #135 | Fun fact: Did you know you can take your hand-crafted coffee to go and watch Concord’s beans being roasted right across the way? Pick up a bag or get them delivered directly to your door with its subscription service.
Let’s get lunch
Black & Brew | 205 E. Main St. | We’ll rave about this coffee shop until we’re brew in the face. Enjoy its locally sourced coffee + fresh food (we love the pesto breakfast sandwich). Pro-tip:
In addition to the Lake Morton location inside the Lakeland Public Library, the biz is launching a third location this year on Lakeland’s south side.
In the mood to be your own barista? Check out these local small-batch coffee roasters offering beans to Lakelanders through local establishments, online sales, and even Publix.
Stock up on beans
Patriot Coffee | 1117 Florida Ave. S. Suite 105 | Find these beans locally brewed at establishments like Born and Bread Bakehouse, Scout & Tag, and Grove Roots Brewing Company. You can order from this veteran-owned coffee roaster online. Pro tip: Join the subscription service to have your java delivered.
Ethos Coffee Roasters | 132 Lake Beulah Dr. | If you’re looking for ethically sourced beans, look no further than Ethos. Bonus: Ethos does not have a roasted coffee inventory, meaning each bag is as fresh as possible.
Not in LAL? No worries. Here are some suggestions within a quick drive of Lakeland.
- Krazy Kup, 101 E. J Arden Mays Blvd. | An eclectic environment where you can grab a coffee + see some local talent.
- Unfiltered, 160 S. Broadway Ave. | Read a book and grab a cup of coffee from this family-owned Bartow business.
- Tia Lina’s Bakery, 890 W. Main St. | Enjoy a morning cup of coffee, then grab lunch from the traditional Mexican food menu.
- N+1 Coffee, 251 3rd St. SW | Formerly just a quick pit stop for bikers, N+1 is now a staple coffee location in Winter Haven.
- Haven Coffee Roasters, 140 3rd St. SW | Craft, globally farmed coffee delivered to your doorstep.
- Cuppa Eden, 1506 34th St. NW Suite B. | Cold-pressed juices + craft coffees.