8 Cozy Coffee Shops Perfect for Fall in Mississippi
We know coffee is a year-round pursuit (and passion) for many, but there’s something truly magical about savoring a hot cup of joe on a chilly morning-especially if you happen to be wearing your favorite sweater and you can peep some fall-colored foliage while sipping. Starbucks may have made its name on the back of the pumpkin spice latte, but the pacific northwest powerhouse is far from the nation’s only place to get your fill of fall-flavored java. Some of the country’s best beans can be found much further south. Mississippi’s growing gaggle of cozy local coffee shops means the state enjoys a thriving coffee culture. Visitors and locals have plenty of options for spending their fall in the company of some of the nation’s best seasonal beverages. Start your sipping at these 8 local coffee shops.
Urban Foxes | Co-owners Cody Fox and Molly West opened Urban Foxes bakeshop and coffeehouse with the humble mission of providing comfort and community through food and drink. Located in a restored 1940s craftsman-style house with outrageously charming courtyard and porch seating, Urban Foxes specializes in sweet and savory pies and craft coffee. Must try: Mocha paired with a scone, pumpkin muffin, or any slice of seasonal pie.
The Bean | After more than 10 years in business, The Bean (formerly Sneaky Beans) in Jackson came under new ownership in 2020 but is still serving up the same great coffee, craft beer, and all-day eats. The Bean is a hip hangout at all hours of the day, whether you’re stopping in for an early-morning breakfast wrap or evening happy hour ale. Must try: Pumpkin Pie Latte flavored with house-made pumpkin sauce. Honorable mention to the Caramel Apple Cream Soda.
Bankhouse Coffee | Home to Coast Roast Coffee, all the coffee served at Bankhouse Coffee in Long Beach is roasted on site. Get a taste of the Gulf with signature roasts that range from New Orleans with Chicory to French Roast and Espresso Noir. Seasonal flavors like Pralines & Cream, Southern Pecan, and Pumpkin Spice feel perfect for fall. Must Try: Frozen Pumpkin Spice for those fake southern fall days when the warm weather tends to linger.
Greenhouse on Porter | Sit down to a cup of coffee and a biscuit inside Greenhouse on Porter’s whimsical greenhouse and you may never feel more at peace. Best known for an ever-rotating selection of sweet and savory biscuits, this Ocean Springs landmark’s coffees from Momma Mocha in Auburn, Reve in Lafayette, and Intelligentsia in Chicago are the perfect pairing. Must try: Pour over coffee with a specialty biscuit; fall creations range from a curry pumpkin biscuit with turmeric fluff and pepitas to a roasted cinnamon apple biscuit with peanut butter fluff.
Mockingbird Café | Located just two blocks from the beach in Old Town Bay St. Louis, Mockingbird Café is a laid back neighborhood watering hole with a storied history. The shotgun house it resides in was built back in 1868, but it has hosted the café since 2006. The café proudly serves local Coast Roast Coffee and makes a variety of syrups in house to add that special something. Flavors range from almond and pistachio to rosemary honey, coconut, and lavender. Must try: Pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin spice chai featuring a seasonal pumpkin syrup.
Natchez Coffee Company | This eclectic coffee shop specializes in much more than just brewed beans. Natchez Coffee Company offers a full breakfast menu, ice cream, salads and sandwiches at lunch, baked goods, and even a breakfast buffet available on select mornings. Despite its impressive range, Natchez maintains its commitment to coffee with a selection of tried-and-true Community Coffee and Serda Coffee blends and roasts. Must try: Café au Lait or Caramel Frappe.
Coffee House on 5th | This Columbus coffee shop keeps things interesting with specialty drinks debuting year-round, all made with high-quality coffee from local roastery Southbound Coffee. St. Patrick’s Day brought The Lucky Charm, a white chocolate & Irish cream cold brew with sweet cream cold foam. This fall, Coffee House on 5th‘s creative baristas have a whole host of seasonal drinks, including a classic pumpkin spice latte, maple leaf latte, and caramel apple cider. Must try: Faux Fall Americano flavored with caramel, butter pecan, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
High Point | College students love coffee. At the University of Mississippi in Oxford, High Point is the spot for a quality cup of joe. The local roastery started cranking out handcrafted roasts and blends in 2002 and hasn’t slowed down since. High Point is committed to serving fair-trade coffee, supporting sustainable growing practices, and partnering with worldwide coffee alliances, so you can feel good about your coffee addiction. There is no shortage in the supply of fall drinks, either. Get your pumpkin spice fill as a classic spiced latte or a blended frappe. Must try: Apple Crisp Macchiato.
When you need a roasty, toasty coffee fix, you’ll find it in the Magnolia State. For more info about what else to explore in Mississippi this fall, click here.