So you’re in town for the Derby Festival. Or maybe you’re new to the city and want a great cup of coffee. Keep in mind, this is in no way a comprehensive list, and there are many more fine coffee places in Louisville. Website and location is linked in the heading. Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments!
What to order: the Highland Royale, with hazelnut syrup, espresso, steamed milk, and your choice of homemade blackberry, caramel, chocolate, toasted marshmallow or regular whipped cream.
What to order: the Ganache Latte, with big pillowy marshmallows and dark chocolate. Make sure you get a chocolate chip cookie too, Please & Thank You is famous for them.
What to order: the espresso. Gralehaus has a fancy-schmancy espresso maker you won’t find anywhere else in town.
What to order: the Black-and-White, iced and blended into a perfect, half dark chocolate half white chocolate coffee smoothie. So sweet and perfect.
What to order: the Vint Julep, a “Derby favorite featuring smoked bourbon sugar and mint julep sugar from Bourbon Barrel Foods.” Or pictured: the Beekeeper, with local raw honey and cinnamon.
What to order: the Veloce, a bitter, perfect, sweet, beautiful espresso shot with cream and vanilla syrup.
What to order: the Chai Latte, which one of our writers says tastes like the milk left over after a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
What to order: the Honey Latte, with espresso, steamed milk and honey. Add a shot of maple spice syrup for extra oomph.
What to order: espresso, obviously. Or, the CoCoMo, with Sunergos espresso, coconut syrup, Giradelli chocolate and steamed milk topped with extra creamy whipped topping, chocolate sauce and coconut.
What to order: the Red Velvet, “not quite chocolate or vanilla, flavor of the classic Southern cake frozen in a cup.”
What to order: the Nutella latte. No explanation needed, really.