There are lots of fun coffee shops in Birmingham. I’m going to limit this list geographically to make it a “crawl” that you could potentially bike around. I’ll list the cute places I know that are between Railroad Park downtown and Samford University south of Birmingham.
Starting at the North end, coffee shops that border Railroad Park:
Honorable mention to Hero Doughnuts that operates two locations within the Crawl Area and serves great coffee.
Starbucks does operate here, although I assume that’s of less interest in terms of local color.
Moving South to Five Points:
Domestique (operates in multiple locations on the Crawl)
Moving South, crossing into Homewood:
O’Henry’s (multiple locations)
Chocolate America is not a coffee shop but the caffeine levels are high enough to make the Crawl.
It’s just slightly out of the crawl zone to the West, but I can’t leave out: