The Loveliest Village on The Plains has the loveliest espresso outlets. Take our quiz beneath to see which espresso store most accurately fits your vibe.

Listed here are our evaluations for every espresso store:

Katherine Miller|Photographer

Espresso Cat hosted Pop Up Bookshop with an emphasis on offering youngstersโ€™s literature that displays range.

By Sami Grace Donnellyย 

Positioned in downtown Auburn, Espresso Cat is a peaceful setting with tastes of boho and shabby-chic. Itโ€™s excellent for a mid-afternoon stroll and a latte.

Earlier than you even get to the menu, strolling up the steps and thru the entrance door provides you the chance to find quite a lot of native occasions and merchandise. Espresso Cat has posters and graphics for bands, fundraisers or different issues taking place proper right here within the Auburn-Opelika space. All of the goodies on sale will make you marvel how you bought this far in life with out them.

Espresso cat is ideal for you as a result of it has a easy however scrumptious menu of coffees and treats. My private favourite is their sweetest drink, an iced โ€œHarry Kinds Latte.โ€ Itโ€™s by no means overbearing and at all times hits the spot. Whether or not you want breakfast or a day snack, Espresso Cat has what you crave. Specialty drinks and freshly-made baked items can by no means do you fallacious โ€” particularly after theyโ€™re from this haven.

Out of doors seating is gorgeous when the climate is good, however indoor seating by no means disappoints. Your mid-morning outing shall be supported by a cushioned seat and candy indie music โ€” these baristas critically know what theyโ€™re doing with making espresso and a banger playlist. The uncovered brick and nice entrance home windows actually make you are feeling like the principle character of their favourite native espresso nook.

Espresso Cat passes the vibe verify. Itโ€™s the excellent place so that you can destress, be productive or come have a chill afternoon. With associates or by your self, thereโ€™s not a fallacious reply apart from passing it by!

320 West Magnolia Ross Home

By Mallorie McCoyย 

Ross Home Espresso (320 location) provides off a contemporary really feel with its white tile flooring and greenery accents. Itโ€™s undoubtedly essentially the most handy off-campus espresso location as itโ€™s situated proper throughout the road from the engineering faculty. Ross Home affords quite a lot of sizzling or iced coffees and teas, along with breakfast biscuits and pastries. After speaking with some common prospects, it was mentioned their go-to order is a sizzling, vanilla chai latte.

When having a extra slow-paced day, that is the place for you. It is a espresso store pleasant to all ages, however is generally host to the common faculty pupil. The cozy, velvet inexperienced couches are in all probability essentially the most coveted seats within the store. Many individuals come to Ross Home to simply meet up with a good friend, however in the course of the morning hours itโ€™s the excellent, quiet examine spot. Though the area of the espresso store is somewhat compact for some, it provides off a comfortable really feel. General, Ross Home is a laid-back environment. There are a lot of single area areas the place youโ€™ll be able to savor your espresso and solely get work completed. Plus, tables are arrange outdoors should you take pleasure in sipping your espresso within the sunshine. The espresso home has many home windows including nice pure mild to an already heat and welcoming setting. Ross Home could possibly be one of the best ways to start out your day when not in a rush, and in search of an interesting work-space.

Kara Beth Carr | Photographer

Properly Purple wins finest espresso store for Plainsmanโ€™s selection.

Properly Purple

By Mallorie McCoyย 

Properly Purple is a extremely favored espresso home in Auburn. Itโ€™s so common itโ€™s usually arduous to search out an obtainable parking area. Nevertheless, the home has loads of seating with an inside space together with a front and back porch. If you happen to desire an array of decisions, Properly Purple is the place for you as they serve sizzling and iced coffees, kombucha, wine, beer and yummy desserts and pastries. Though theyโ€™ll present for all of your espresso wants, Properly Purple is actually thought of an impartial bookstore because the partitions are lined with cabinets of books.

Every of the cabinets are organized by class making issues straightforward to search out. The environment is reassuring and homey. Though many go there to do work, I really feel lots of people go to converse with others over their most popular drink. Properly Purple often hosts occasions comparable to e book golf equipment, creator visits and e book signings. Moreover, theyโ€™ve the most recent hours of any native espresso store. Itโ€™s the excellent place to cram for a check or have a bottle of wine with associates. Additionally, the retro-chic couches and loveseats make the intimate home much more inviting. ย When you stroll in, itโ€™s for sure it would be best to sit and keep some time. On a reasonably fall day or a heat summer time evening, both porch space is a reasonably candy place to relax and skim or meet up with a good friend. I believe Properly Purple is unquestionably finest fitted to extroverts, however in an effective way. Being louder than some espresso outlets within the inside space, the surface is a greater workspace. Itโ€™s a place that provides off vibrant, completely satisfied vitality and is someplace Iโ€™ve by no means felt misplaced. Plus, the espresso is at all times constant and has the identical distinctive style each time. ย Properly Purple is a spot the place Iโ€™m at all times excited to return. If you happen to take pleasure in a vigorous environment, choices and good espresso, Properly Purple is the entire bundle.

Parks, eating places and occasional outlets โ€” like The Bean, pictured right here โ€” are all choices for date spots round Auburn.

The Beanย 

By Sami Grace Donnellyย 

With its wall of home windows and playful geometric accent wall, the bean undoubtedly speaks your language. You recognize nonconformity, utility and aesthetics. Itโ€™s no shock you match with this colourful blast from the previous.

Stepping via the door is like coming into the worldโ€™s finest time machine. It seems like an genuine 70s diner, timelessly excellent for learning, sharing a meal with somebody or taking part in board video games on the sofa with associates.

The Bean has an intensive menu of coffees, teas, smoothies, breakfast meals, sandwiches and desserts โ€” with gluten free choices obtainable. This place has a coronary heart for each the coffee-drinker and non caffeinated beverage lover. โ€œThe Marvelโ€ is a specialty mocha thatโ€™s in all probability made with magic. The institution boasts the โ€œfinest cinnamon rolls in auburn,โ€ and the spicy avocado toast and waffles are each crowd favorites.

Whether or not you crave a productive afternoon away from campus or a scrumptious breakfast earlier than the day, The Bean is your home. Itโ€™ll by no means fail to enhance your sunny, retro and happy-go-lucky character.

Brooke Fucito | Picture Editor

Mama Mochaโ€™s location in Auburn is now below new possession and rebranded as Espresso Mafia.

Espresso Mafiaย 

By Sami Grace Donnellyย 

Not too far off campus, Espresso Mafia supplies its prospects with an environment of nice welcoming. The hodgepodge of furnishings and decor canโ€™t assist however provoke a gentle smile. Whether or not youโ€™re there to pleasure learn, journal or meet with a good friend, youโ€™ll discover an atmosphere of common placidity and friendship.

When it comes to commerce, the store features a nook of native artwork โ€” prints, jewellery and trinkets โ€” on the market. Prospects can store or discover whereas theyโ€™re ready for his or her drink. And drinks theyโ€™ve. They actually have a punch card system to earn a free drink after ten visits โ€” which isnโ€™t arduous to realize when youโ€™re hooked.

This place has a coronary heart for the lover-of-mochas, however the menu is huge. It limitless and endlessly scrumptious. Making an attempt โ€” and loving โ€” one thing new every go to is definitely conceivable. The staff are completely satisfied to supply options primarily based in your preferences, and so they appear to have real care for his or her job and prospects. Theyโ€™ve loads of non-coffee drinks, meals, and even gluten free choices.

Espresso Mafia is a venue for all frames of thoughts. Whether or not you want a change of surroundings or a spot to get your thoughts off the dayโ€™s troubles, an genuine mocha from right here wonโ€™t ever depart you hanging.

Lydia McMullen | Life-style Author

Johan Jo, proprietor, supervisor and head barista of Ristrettos Lounge, goals to create an area that may be a bridge between the Opelika and Auburn communities.


By Destini Ambus and Sami Grace Donnellyย 

The Ristretto Lounge is a little bit of a drive from campus. Its prospects are loyal, thatโ€™s for positive. Stepping within the door attracts your eyes as much as the vaulted ceilings and comforting home windows. The sunshine wooden and greenery makes the environment really feel open, relieving all of the stress of labor or faculty.

If you happen to frequent Ristretto, you in all probability worth focus time and may be on the introverted facet. Thatโ€™s โ€” you wish to be round folks, however you additionally maintain an amazing appreciation for being alone. You encompass your self with individuals who recognize your introverted nature however will push you out of your consolation zone. Along with your minimalistic eye for fashion itโ€™s no marvel you match proper into the gentle quietness of Ristretto.

Additionally they have a BYOM (convey your individual mug) function to create lest waste. The baristas are at all times prepared and keen to serve. The latte artwork is beautiful. Each element is considerate โ€” you gainedโ€™t wish to cross it by.

A barista prepares drinks for purchasers on a Friday afternoon on the just lately opened UniQ Espresso on North Homosexual Avenue in Auburn, AL.


By Sami Grace Donnellyย 

Strolling into this open-concept coffeehouse will virtually at all times make you smile. Itโ€™s mild, ethereal, posh and, nicely, distinctive.

Youโ€™re a little bit of a minimalist โ€” you wish to profit from your area and revel in a extra pure and cozy way of life. Youโ€™re right down to earth and also you take pleasure in making folks really feel comfy in your area, as finest as youโ€™ll be able to. You take pleasure in placing within the work and all the advantages that doing that holds.

You additionally recognize right this momentโ€™s developments and a way of modernism. It is at all times a superb factor to have an open thoughts. The unknowns of every new day must be dealt with with a fragile stability of curiosity and agenda. You take pleasure in taking a look at and supporting native artists, and also youโ€™re in all probability the good friend who plans every little thing in a calendar.

Whether or not youโ€™ve blocked off Sunday afternoon to review, otherwise you simply wish to spend a while with a good friend, UNIQ will depart you feeling content material and recharged with their savory and dependable menu of coffees, non-coffees and baked items.