Warm Up At These Local Coffee Shops

Winter may have just begun, but if you’re already over the cold and ready for things to get toasty, you can always seek out the warmth of a good coffee shop. There are lots of them to choose from in and around Tuscaloosa, and once you’ve found your perfect study nook or spot to chat it up with friends, you’ll have the perfect way to keep warm until spring comes. Read on to discover some of our favorite coffee shops where you can shake off the cold.

Heritage House Coffee & Tea

This Tuscaloosa gem was the first of its kind in T-Town and has continued to grow in popularity and scope. In addition to delicious coffee, tea, and gourmet beverages (the caramel-loaded Bama Blitz is a favorite among those latter), Heritage House has a menu packed with tempting options. Homemade breakfast selections include baked oatmeal, scones, French toast, and the delicious Healthy Start – which kicks your day off with farm-fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, and spinach on a toasted English muffin. There are also freshly baked muffins and cakes, macarons, and delicate crepes. Heritage House Coffee & Tea has two locations, one at 700 Towncenter Boulevard, the other at 2614 University Boulevard East.


“Nobody is a stranger,” it says on the Monarch website, and that’s a good way to sum up the friendly atmosphere of this Tuscaloosa coffeehouse. According to the owners, they created Monarch with the goal of being “the excuse we all need to get out of the house, read a book for pleasure, play a board game, or sip coffee with a friend.” Various coffees, teas, and specialty drinks are rounded out by a selection of tasty options like open-faced toasts and other breakfast fare. Monarch is located at 714 22nd Avenue.

O’Henry’s Coffees

Though it’s technically a chain of coffee shops with several locations throughout Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, O’Henry’s retains that welcoming and intimate local coffeehouse feel. Freshly brewed coffee and other warming beverages join a variety of breakfast options, pastries, and lunch fare to make O’Henry’s a great place to go any time of day. Find the Tuscaloosa location at 2531 University Boulevard, Suite 100.

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Tuscaloosa Hyundai

Since you’re looking for ways to warm up, consider taking advantage of hot savings on a new Hyundai! At Tuscaloosa Hyundai, we have an amazing inventory packed with new Santa Fe, Elantra, Kona, and Sonata models for you to choose among, all priced to sell quickly. That’s just the beginning of the savings opportunities here, though; we also offer specials and incentives that will make the car or SUV of your dreams more affordable than you imagined. Explore our inventory online today and then head to our Tuscaloosa-area dealership to test drive your favorites.