Students, Rejoice: The U of M gets a New Coffee Shop (Closed)
A few days ago, I noticed this sign while driving down Southern near the University of Memphis:
It’s about time some one realized that college students and coffee go together like ribs and dry rub.
Memphis Brew has been open for about a month just across the tracks from the U of M in an unassuming yellow building next to Baker Automotive. The massive space is divided into three parts: an entry way with comfortable couches, a large main room with the coffee bar, and a smaller room with a stage. It’s cozy, but seems a little unfinished.
At the barista’s recommendation, I tried the cold brew (iced coffee with milk and an optional flavor shot) and a ricotta cheese brownie. The brownie was chewy and delicious, but insanely rich. I was told that it had espresso in it, so don’t be surprised if you get a little buzz from your baked goods.
Memphis Brew is open seven days a week. Sunday – Thursday, they’re open until 1 a.m., and they stay open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (making them one of the only coffee shops in town that’s open late on week nights). Every Thursday night, there’s an open mic night that starts at 9 p.m.
3573 Southern Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111-5813