Some of us don’t just like coffee, we need coffee. And while Birmingham is rife with excellent coffee shops — from Red Cat to Octane — sometimes the best caffeine fix is a little closer to home. For those that consider daily java more important than air, these Birmingham apartment communities have you covered with their very own coffee bars onsite. Who knew some of the best coffee shops in Birmingham could be in your very own backyard?

Ashby at Ross Bridge

Enjoy your morning cup of joe while taking in the beauty of Ross Bridge. This apartment community is swanky — with a resort-inspired saline swimming pool and gazebo near the golf course as well as gourmet kitchens and custom cabinetry. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious spot to take your cappuccino.


The Park at Buckingham

Need an affordable apartment with great schools (and coffee)? Look no further than The Park at Buckingham. You’ll find tennis courts, a playground for the kids as well as a good latté.


The Park at Alloa

Enjoy your designer coffee bar in one of Birmingham’s trendier neighborhoods. With close proximity to downtown Birmingham and a fitness center and pool, you’ll have everything you need at The Park at Alloa.


Hawthorne Lake Heather

Whether you take your coffee black or with cream and sugar, you’re going to want to sip it overlooking Lake Heather. The 35-acre grounds at Hawthorne at Lake Heather make every morning coffee feel like you’re on vacation. There are Pilates classes and spacious closets, too.


Brook Highland Place

Brook Highland Place offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with access to an excellent coffee bar. Come for the landscaping, security and amenities. Stay for the coffee.