There’s an all-new way of seeing Franklin, Tennessee that has everyone buzzing.
Over the summer, the community located just south of Nashville launched its Craft Coffee Trail, a self-guided experience that brings you through some of its unique coffee shops.
“Explore Williamson County’s amazing coffee shops and local roasters on the Craft Coffee Trail,” reps for the town wrote on its website. “Sign up for this free pass, check in at each stop, and enjoy discounts at select locations.”
The Coffee Trail highlights shops like Coffee & Coconuts, a Bohemian cafe located in the Berry Farms development that prides itself on sourcing local ingredients, including a rotating menu of local roasting companies.
“We source organic and local ingredients everywhere that we can, including ingredients from our local farmers’ markets,” the cafe says on its site. “We have high standards for what goes into our own bodies, and we translate that to our menu. From kale salads to bacon, egg, & cheese dishes; we have fresh quality food that works for everyone.”
The trail also includes stops at Coffee House at Second & Bridge, which includes local roasters on its menu, as well as baked goodies made from scratch. The tour continues to High Brow Coffee & Tea, where leaf lovers can get a cup, too. Curio Brewing Co., Frothy Monkey, Just Love Coffee Cafe, Mama’s Java, Southerner’s Coffee, The Good Cup, and The Redbyrd Coffee Shop all make appearances on the trail as well.
One shop you can’t miss on the trail? McGavock’s Coffee & Provisions, a “European café brunch experience” located inside the Harpeth Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Inside, coffee-seekers can also snag a meal including omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, and salads, or even sip on a local craft beer for something different. And, just in case you’re feeling full or in need of a coffee nap, you could always head upstairs and book one of the hotel’s 119 well-appointed rooms that all sit just steps from the historic Franklin Square.
The hotel also offers a Coffee Ride package to help you explore the trail, which includes a welcome bag of McGavock’s house blend, a coffee trail map and app, and a Pedego bike rental for two. To book, e-mail [email protected] and mention the package.
One more thing to remember about the trail: Those who visit and check in at five or more locations can head to the Franklin visitor’s center and pick up a special prize. See more details about the coffee trail, and the community’s other self-guided tour offerings, here.