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Best Nashville coffee shops for your daily caffeinated dose of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is involved in calcium absorption, immune function, and protecting bone, muscle, and heart health. It occurs naturally in food and can also be produced by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

Put this together the health benefits of coffee and you have the ultimate boost for your body!!

Here are the Top 5 Nashville Coffee Shops that combine the best of both!

Located in the heart of the Belmont Boulevard business district, Bongo has been brewing up and roasting flavorful coffee since 1993. This Nashville OG offers a great patio for people watching and meet ups! Parking can be challenging on certain days and times, but worth it once you hit that first sip on the patio! Their hours are for 7:30am until 2:30pm daily which is perfect grabbing some java and getting that boost of vitamin D.

Located on the counter of Taylor Street and 6th Avenue, Steadfast offers a peaceful courtyard setting that feels secluded while being amidst the hustling Germantown. Their rested espresso drinks are innovative and are highlighted with complex flavor profiles. Parking here can once again be a challenging and the entrance is at the back of the building. However, once you are inside the courtyard, any stress will wash away! Their weekday hours are 7am to 4pm and weekend hours are 8am to 5pm. Perfect times to start or end your work day with some stress relief. Also, excellent weekend hours to enjoy a gleaming conversation with friends or family.

#3 The Loading Dock -- Nashville Fairgrounds

Located in the Wedge Building off Wedgewood Avenue and I-65, The Loading Dock has the most vivid outdoor seating area in town. They properly serve up OSA Coffee and create great seasonal drinks. Plus, their menu is stacked with great breakfast and lunch options. More importantly, they add fire to the weekend and dish out Conny and Jonny Donuts. Even if The Loading Dock is not near your part of the world, fine time to make a weekend stop, grab some coffee, enjoy some donuts, and let the patio fill you with happiness. P.S. parking is plentiful so no stress there! Their hours are 8am to 3pm weekdays and 9am to 3pm Saturday.

Located off Gallatin Road in East Nashville, Hearts is a rustic converted garage with a spaciously epic backyard filled with picnic tables and sunshine. Their delectable Aussie inspired food is back with Good Citizen Coffee(formerly Stay Golden). The Eggs Benny, an Ice Oat Milk Latte and some umbrella shade will set any time of day up for success! Hearts has free parking in the front or street parking is typically accessible. Their hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am until 9pm Friday through Sunday.

Located off Charlotte Avenue in the OneC1ty Complex, Sump brings amazing coffee, outdoor seating with harmonious views, and a free parking garage. They basically have the trifecta of a stress free caffeine session. Their specialty is single origin espresso and pour overs, but do not sleep on their lattes or tonics! The patio outside the café overlooks an abundant green space that anchors the OneC1ty complex. Sump is the perfect place to get that caffeinated cognitive stimulus and a sunshine driven serotonin boost to help you feel calm and focused! Their hours are 7am to 5pm daily.

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