Location: 1200 Clinton Street

Nashville has its share of local latte joints, but for high-octane fuel with a down-to-earth vibe, Garage Coffee fits the bill. Located appropriately enough in historic Marathon Village, where Marathon automobiles rolled off the line during the early 1910s, Garage Coffee is the perfect jumping-off point to one of Nashville’s most creative communities of makers, artists, distillers, musicians, and more. Opt for the “Road Rage” blend, take it down a notch with a decaf “Anger Management,” or get a little decadent with the Slingshot (espresso topped with foam, caramel, and smoked bourbon salts).