Foam Coffee + Shop
Visitors rated this the top coffee shop in Gulf Shores. Foam serves Intelligentsia coffee, a Chicago-based roastery. Its light, airy and open space offers a break from the Alabama heat. This is not your average tourist trap. Visitors rave about the peanut butter toast with coconut. Try a golden latte, made with almond milk, honey, cinnamon and turmeric, or stick with your regular vanilla latte – visitors say both are worth the stop in.
The Southern Grind Coffee Shop
Visitors describe Southern Grind as a must when you’re in Gulf Shores. It’s not your average coffee shop either. Southern Grind offers lunch and breakfast menus, coffee and ice cream. Burgers, French toast, milkshakes and cookie sandwiches all make it on the list. Make sure you try the banana bread coffee, salted caramel latte and the croissant with cream cheese and strawberries.
BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets
Cat lovers rejoice! This cafe’s indie vibe is quaint, charming and celebrates the cat in all manner. Enjoy coffee, ice cream, milkshakes and breakfast foods while browsing for cat-themed knickknacks. Visitors love drinking their coffee on the porch. Locals suggest the cinnamon roll and cold brew.
Liquid Life Cafe
If you’re looking for something lighter, stop in at Liquid Life. Cafe staples include smoothies, smoothie bowls, coffee and paninis. Try the chicken salad and the wasabi turkey panini.
Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream
Chocolate lovers unite! Chocolate bark, truffles, fudge, ice cream, mochas. It’s all here for you. Run by a Gulf Shores native, this shop serves ice cream and milkshakes made with Texas-based Blue Bell ice cream. Try the chocolate covered orange slices and the amaretto chocolate fudge cup, the perfect size to satisfy your fudge cravings.