Java Jolt: Coffee in JXN
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly brewed beans in the morning to wake you up and get you ready to tackle the day.
Whether you prefer yours black and strong or lightly sweetened and topped with whipped cream, there's a coffee out there for everyone in the City With Soul.
Soulé Coffee and Tea - Fondren
Alongside crafted bubble teas and refreshers, espresso-based drinks, teas, and more, musician and entrepreneur Ezra Brown brings the newest kid to the coffee (and bubble tea) block in Fondren Village near Quizno's.
Order and pay for your handcrafted beverage with technology like the cafe's self-serve, cashless checkout experience, and watch for business development events and live music and art openings.
The Bean - Fondren
The Bean was once known as Sneaky Beans when former owner Byron Knight was around. In early 2020, he sold to Kristy Buchanan, who reopened in early June of the same year. Buchanan, who calls JXN her adopted home, is committed to the community feel Knight offered and to the quality beverages he used to serve.
The Bean offers the usual slate of drinks – still made with locally-roasted Bean Fruit Coffee and drip coffee by Hattiesburg-based Grin – as well as draft beer and wine.
Daily breakfast, lunch and evening small plates and desserts are all on the menu, too, as well as comfortable places to gather within the shop, outside on the porch, or on the new back patio, especially when the shop hosts live music or trivia. Their walk-up window is convenient, too.
Events for kids and live music make this a staple for the neighborhood.
Cups - Fondren and LeFleur East (The Quarter)
A Fondren favorite, Cups flagship shop is located next to Fondren Public and is home to everyone’s favorite specialty drink: the blondie latte. Caramel and white Ghirardelli chocolate combined with espresso and milk, the blondie is served hot or frozen and has been a favorite of Cups lovers since day one.
Other menu items include the Capitol Street latte, which is caramel combined with espresso and milk, the brunette latte, iced coffee, café au lait, several espresso options, and loose-leaf tea options. Cups also makes another great study spot for local college students.
The quaint environment is perfect for studying for finals, conducting a one-on-one business meeting or just hanging out with a few friends after a long day.
Coffee Prose x Rooted - Midtown and LeFleur East (Highland Village)
Opened in 2019 in Jackson’s Midtown neighborhood, Coffee Prose is part coffee shop, part used bookstore part pop shop, and now, a co-existing cafe alongside Chef Nick Wallace's Rooted Cafe
Sharing a namesake with Nick Wallace’s upcoming culinary book, Rooted fuses food and literature, in an atmosphere surrounded by pages of the stories that have shaped our past, with cuisine that will shape our future.
In the morning, you'll find Guillermo Salinas's Just Vanilla Bakes pastries available.
Coffee Prose has an additional location in Highland Village that takes advantage of a lively center courtyard.
District Donuts Sliders Brew - Belhaven
While donuts may be first in the name, don't let a visit slip by without a brew. That may come in the form of a beer or cocktail on tap, but it could also be an iced or hot version of the shop's Cool Kids Coffee.
The District Donuts Sliders Brew team founded district's specialty roasting operation in 2018 in New Orleans. And it comes with a mission: for every bag sold, Cool Kids donates $1 to a non-profit focused on kids.
Enjoy a mug of coffee, a latte, or a cappuccino, or try a cold brew on tap or a specialty Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Some of their beverages even come with refills!
The food is spectacular, too.
PJ's - Fondren
PJ’s is locally owned by Jacksonians Anne and Jack Stanton, a franchised location of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan.
The shop, in the former Trustmark Bank Building across from Fondren Fro Yo, serves a complete line of espresso-based beverages, flavored coffee, and award-winning Original Cold Brew™ iced coffee, as well as a variety of food options like fresh-baked pastries & desserts.
A benefit to many, PJ’s offers a drive-through window and contactless ordering via their website. Their covered outdoor patio is dog friendly, spacious and often filled with med students studying.
Urban Foxes - Belhaven Heights
Urban Foxes will tell you they are first a pie and pastry shop (and a fine one, at that).
Former Cups Cafe Fondren manager Cody Cox and wife/business partner Molly West renovated an old home on a mixed-use street, complete with a welcoming front porch and cozy backyard where local musicians and DJs offer intimate shows.
Back inside, Urban Foxes offers a precision-crafted caffeine fix, too, with drip-brewed coffee, pour overs and other specialty drinks. The shop serves Thunderhead Cold Brew by the bottle and local craft and domestic beers, as well.
Native Coffee Company - Belhaven
Housed in the former Deep South Pops location in Belhaven, Native Coffee Co., owned by Anna and Matt Flinn, “exists to bring quality coffee to the quality people of Jackson, MS.”
Opened in April 2020 with curbside pickup – despite COVID-19 – the shop’s doors officially opened to welcome customers inside in early June of the same year.
The shop serves North Carolina’s Black & White Coffee Roasters products and food like biscuits, cinnamon rolls, muffins and, THE best chocolate chip cookies.
It's also a great gathering spot for small groups.
Made-From-Scratch Baked Goods, Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerGet Directions (601) 362-2900
Bakery and cafe featuring sandwiches, salads, desserts with indoor and outdoor seating and a convenient take out counter.
Coffee + BooksGet Directions (769) 237-6153
Announcing Rooted Café - where you can get a New Taste of the Old South. Coming soon, at Rooted Café Highland Village, Chef Nick Wallace will prepare a Modern Mississippian cuisine. Pair…
French-Inspired Artisan Baked GoodsGet Directions (601) 988-2299
La Brioche offers artisanal desserts and pastries, including delicious entremets (mousse cakes), luscious tarts, handmade chocolates and candies, fresh baked croissants and classic French macarons.
NOLA Original, Innovator of the Cold Brew Coffee
Coffee, Bubble Tea & Community Space • Now OpenGet Directions (843) 665-0515
Three simple things have been found to bring people together across nations and cultures time and again: coffee, music, and Wi-Fi. Musician, arranger, southerner-turned-world-traveler, and entrepreneur Ezra Brown plans on using those…
Coffeehouse, Café, CommunityGet Directions (769) 572-5752
The Bean was once known as Sneaky Beans when former owner Byron Knight was around. In early 2020, he sold to Kristy Buchanan, who reopened in early June of the same year…
Get Directions (601) 822-2739
A bistro serving American and soul food on Mithcell Avenue in Fondren. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm, and Friday and Saturday 9 am - 7 pm. See the menu.
Locally Roasted Coffee, Community CaféGet Directions (601) 362-7422
Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open after 9 pm. Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
New Orleans’ Original Cold BrewGet Directions (601) 566-1400
PJ's offers a portfolio of hot drinks, organic tea and also iced or frozen beverages made with our original cold brew. Our famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip…
Get Directions (601) 981-9088
A cozy coffee and espresso cafe tucked into The Quarter in East Jackson.Monday – Friday - 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday – Sunday - 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Coffee + BooksGet Directions (769) 208-0230
Announcing Rooted Café - where you can get a New Taste of the Old South. Coming soon, at Rooted Café Midtown, Chef Nick Wallace will prepare a Modern Mississippian cuisine. Pair this…
On the Belhaven University CampusGet Directions (601) 209-0338
The Shoe Bird Café, named after Eudora Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, is Belhaven University's coffee shop. It is centrally located on the first floor of the McCravey-Triplett Student Center…
More than Donuts, Cocktails on Draft
Locally Roasted Coffee, Community Café
2757 Old Canton Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39216 (601) 362-7422 Website
Quality Coffee + Breakfast
1800 N. State St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (601) 519-7867 Website
Coffee + Books
1619 N. West Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (769) 208-0230 Website
Coffee Prose x Rooted - Coffee & Cafe - Midtown1619 N. West Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Coffeehouse, Café, Community
2914 N. State St
Jackson, Mississippi 39216 (769) 572-5752 Website
NOLA Original, Innovator of the Cold Brew Coffee
3100 Old Canton Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39216 (601) 566-1400 Website
Scratch-Baked Pies, Coffee & Community Café
826 North Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (769) 572-5505 Website
Coffee, Bubble Tea & Community Space • Now Open
2943 Old Canton Road Suite E
Jackson, Mississippi 39216 (843) 665-0515 Website
Soulé Coffee and Bubble Tea2943 Old Canton Road Suite E
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
425 Mitchell Avenue
Jackson, Mississippi 39216 (601) 822-2739 Website