519 Gallatin Ave B, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
Photo by Jennifer Flowers
Barista ParlorBarista Parlor introduced artisanal coffee to Nashville when it opened its lofty, art-filled space in a former auto repair garage in in 2012, serving top-notch small-batch roasters from around the country such as Counter Culture, Intelligentsia, and Stumptown. Two local outposts later, the company has evolved into a roaster-retailer, importing and roasting its own coffee beans for the first time. Try the zesty, fruity Daredevil or the cocoa-inflected Golden Sound while you take in the interiors, which pay homage to Tennessean talent: donuts come from nearby bakers including Five Daughters Bakery in Franklin, and an enormous pixelated mural of a ship by Nashville artist Bryce McCloud covers the back wall.