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Staff bringing coffee to customers sitting at table inside Hillcrest Coffee in Lakeland, FL

Hillcrest Coffee

Hillcrest Coffee is a warm and inviting coffee shop in Lakeland. Inside the 1925 bungalow you'll find comfortable seating with local art, books and board games, Honeycomb Bread Bakers pastries and fresh, locally roasted coffee. Hillcrest Coffee hosts live music from time to time.

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

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.

Honeycomb Bread Bakers at Hillcrest Coffee

Honeycomb Bread Bakers at Hillcrest 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.

Ethos Roasters at Hillcrest Coffee

Ethos Roasters at Hillcrest Coffee

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.

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