We Live Here: Inside Albany’s Coffee Scene


The number of coffee shops in Albany are few, so it makes understanding the coffee options that much more important. Let’s take a look inside Albany’s coffee scene.

Elements Coffee (Ledo Rd)

Elements Coffee is a cornerstone of Albany's coffee scene.

On the edge of the Dougherty County line on Ledo Road in North Albany, Elements Coffee is a cornerstone of Albany’s coffee scene.

The coffee shop has an open atmosphere with lots of seating, and has an ambience that’s a bit more quiet than the others. The location offers a variety of coffee, food, and draft beer for guests.

Starbucks (Dawson Rd)

This full-service Starbucks may be a chain, but remains a vital part of Albany's coffee scene.

In Northwest Albany, the full-service Starbucks is a key part of the city’s coffee scene, even if part of a global chain. This location features a drive thru, mobile ordering, ample indoor seating, as well as outdoor seating.

As one of the newer members of Albany’s coffee scene, this Starbucks location was the first Starbucks with a drive thru in a 90 mile radius when it opened.

There are two other Starbucks locations in Albany, operated by a third party. These locations are at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Main Campus and inside Phoebe Meredyth on Meredyth Drive.

These two locations are not full service entities but make the majority of the same drinks and accept Starbucks Cards.

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Dunkin’ Donuts (Dawson Road)

Just down Dawson Road from Starbucks in Northwest Albany is the full-service Dunkin’ Donuts. The location is inside of a former bank. But the roomy square footage and built-in drive thru design of the property make it a perfect fit.

The shop delivers everything you expect from a Dunkin’ Donuts chain: hot food and donuts all day, coffee and espresso items, and mobile ordering and payments.

There is one other Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Albany located near Downtown on W. Oglethorpe Blvd. This location is connected to a Homerun Foods gas station and convenience store, but has a drive thru and ample seating inside and outside of the shop.

Bob White Coffee Company (Meredyth Dr)

In an old Piggly Wiggly parking lot on the corner of Westover Blvd and Meredyth Drive stands Bob White Coffee Co. It’s in a corner of the lot close to the intersection. Anyone familiar with Albany for the last few years may recognize this as the old Elliano’s Coffee shop.

This small, double-sided drive thru coffee shop serves up a variety of food, coffee, and espresso items right to the window of your car.

Temp Coffee And Brew

This place isn’t technically within the Albany city limits, but it’s close enough to make this list. On U.S. 19, a major artery into Albany, Temp Coffee and Brew serves espresso, coffee, and small bites.

The coffee shop is connected to a convenience store but has dedicated baristas that work there each day. In addition to hot and cold coffees, nitro cold brews and espressos, Temp also serves draft beer.

It’s also the newest coffee shop here, rounding out this list. Is there a place we missed that you think should be here? Let us know! Send a message to listings@229life.com and tell us.

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Christian McKinney is the founder of 229 Life, a South Georgia community hub dedicated to bringing people and businesses together.


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