If you love cozy coffee shops, make plans to stop by Hillcrest Coffee in Lakeland. Located just south of downtown, the converted bungalow offers indoor and outdoor seating, coffee from three local roasters and (sometimes) live music.
Welcoming Baristas and Atmosphere
After entering Hillcrest Coffee from the front porch, customers are greeted with smiles and a variety of seating options. Easy to read menus with clear pricing hang above the counter and the baristas are more than happy to answer any questions you want to ask.
Choose coffee from three roasters:
- Lakeland’s Patriot Coffee Roasters
- Ethos Coffee Roasters
- Tampa-based Buddy Brew
Hillcrest Coffee Pour-Over
Do not be afraid to walk around the converted house. You’ll find seating in small nooks as well as a quiet area behind the kitchen. Looking for a way to disconnect while you sip your brew? Borrow a book or board game. Yes, going to Hillcrest Coffee will feel like you are going over to a friend’s house for coffee.
Pastries for Sale
Coffee pairs well with sweet treats, so be sure to order a locally baked pastry. Hillcrest features baked goods from Honeycomb Bread Bakers.
Live Music at the Coffee Shop
Find Hillcrest Coffee on Facebook before you plan your visit if you want to enjoy live music. The coffee shop hosts local musicians every Thursday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and you may be in town for one of their Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening events. Most of the house concerts have a donation based entry policy.
Buy the Beans
If you loved your coffee (and of course you will!), buy a bag of beans so you can reminisce about your experience at Hillcrest Coffee and the rest of your vacation when get back home.