Are you an avid coffee drinker? Do you love to brunch on the weekends? Luckily, there’s no shortage of coffee shops and breakfast spots in downtown Lexington. Check out this list for some of our favorites!

Third Street Stuff

Once named “Best Coffee Shop in Kentucky” by Business Insider, Third Street Stuff is an eccentric Lexington favorite known for its locally roasted, Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee. The menu also features light bites, sandwiches, breakfast pastries, and a variety of teas.


This locally-owned shop has been serving up breakfast and lunch since the summer of 2008. The menu includes classic breakfast options, like biscuits and omelets, as well as sandwiches and salads for lunchtime. Pigs & Puffs, a dish with four pieces of bacon on top of four beignets, is popular among regulars.

A Cup of Common Wealth

Since opening in 2013, A Cup of Commonwealth has been committed to embracing and serving the community. The shop aims to be a place where people can have conversations,  make new friends, and reconnect with old ones, all over a cup of coffee. They also serve sandwiches and pastries.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts

North Lime donuts are handcrafted fresh from scratch every morning. One of their delicious classics, like cinnamon sugar or chocolate iced, paired with a cup of their locally-roasted coffee, makes for a perfect morning pick-me-up. Be sure to follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest weekly specials.

Nate’s Coffee

Nate’s is known for its ethically-sourced, locally-roasted coffee — and the recently-opened standalone shop is less than a 10-minute walk from studios180. Bonus: If you love their coffee, you can sign up for a subscription on their website and brew it in your apartment every single morning.