Coffee Builds Community
If you love coffee, you’ll love being in Gallatin. Once a veritable coffee desert, the city is now home to several fabulous coffee shops, each with its own unique character.
With two Gallatin locations, one on the historic square and the other on Long Hollow Pike, Black Press delivers a product that will impress even the biggest coffee snobs. Enjoy espresso-based drinks, pour-overs, and traditional drip coffee, along with a selection of specialty teas and other beverages. Black Press also has a coffee roasting operation, and they sell beans by the bag for those who like to make and take their brew at home. Stop by any location on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and pair your coffee with a tasty doughnut from Five Daughters Bakery.
Govan’s Salon & Coffee Café
Linger on the sidewalk outside this coffee shop on the square for any length of time and the aroma will beckon you in. With more than two decades in business, Govan’s offers a wide variety of coffee-based drinks, loose leaf teas, hand-scooped ice cream treats, and cold drinks. You can also get a nice selection of baked goods here, and the shortbread squares, made by a member of the owner’s family, are especially delectable. Linger a little longer to view the fine works of art on display, read your favorite book, scroll on your phone, or meet a friend to catch up on the local gossip.
Located in the 152-year-old Fitzgerald Mansion on S. Water, The Klatch is one of the newer additions to the Gallatin coffee scene. This cozy coffee shop is tucked into one of the back rooms and getting from the front door to the coffee bar is half the fun; your path will take you past the Inside Out Market, a collection of rooms filled with retailers selling everything from clothes and jewelry to greeting cards, homemade candles, handcrafted signs and more. The Klatch uses locally roasted coffee for their beverages, sells to-die-for baked goods by Merry Bakes, and features a full breakfast and lunch menu powered by Southern Bites.
Thanks to their original Sumner County location in Hendersonville, Kave Express is already known for their uniquely flavored locally roasted coffees. Open since January in their new Gallatin location on GreenLea Boulevard, Kave Express has transformed their space the House of Haggai, a unique coffee shop environment with comfy couches, free Wi-Fi and an irresistible bohemian vibe. Sit, sip, and socialize to your heart’s content, and look for special events in the future, including open mic night.
Hoping to replicate the magic of their Hendersonville location, Stomping Grounds is opening a new coffee shop in the old Perkins Drug location near Sumner Regional Medical Center. With launch planned by late spring 2021, the owners of Stomping Grounds will bring their formula for success to the city’s east side, using a mouthwatering selection of food, coffees, and beverages to draw people of all ages into their cozy gathering space. You may arrive looking for a good cup of coffee, but you’ll leave feeling like part of the family.
The way we see it, you can never have too many coffee shops in town. If you love the java, there are now more reasons than ever to be jittery.