12 Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Gwinnett

Good coffee and cafes are abundant in Gwinnett. From working spaces to live entertainment, there’s plenty of coffee shops in Gwinnett that have just the vibe you’re looking for.

The food and beverage scene in Gwinnett is booming. From delicious brunch to tasty brews and wine, your taste buds can have all the spectacular stuff they want. Let’s add delicious coffee to the list of tasty stuff. Read on for cafes in Gwinnett that are well worth a visit.

Working or Hanging Out

Coffee shops in Gwinnett are all over. There’s a few worth mentioning that offer Wi-Fi and seating for getting work done or space to get snug while catching up with friends. Need some downtime? Grab a book and unwind with a good coffee at one of the below spots.

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7 Coffee & Wine

Yep, some coffee shops in Gwinnett also have wine if that’s what you’re feeling after some caffeine. 7 Coffee & Wine is a roomy coffeehouse plus a whole lot more. This is one of the best cafes in Gwinnett because they’ve got it all! Enjoy Korean entrees, hot wings, delicious desserts, coffee, beer, and wine.

Once you’ve got your food or drink of choice, get comfy and chat with friends or get to work. There are lots of cozy seating options to get settled into and spend some time.

Hours and Location

Daily: 11 – midnight
3182 Steve Reynolds Blvd Suite #110, Duluth, GA 30096

Beans & Butter Coffeehouse

You will certainly feel right at home at this cafe. Beans & Butter is a cozy and welcoming family-owned cafe.  Outdoor seating and indoor seating are available, offering ample space for working or chatting with friends.

If you have an appetite, enjoy a pastry or sandwich with your coffee or tea.

Hours and Location

Sunday and Monday: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 7 AM – 1 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 3 PM
River Oak Plaza, 851 Oak Rd SW #1, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

The Catfe

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The Catfe Co. is easily one of the neatest coffee shops in Gwinnett. If you love cats and love being a part of a community, this is your spot. When drinking coffee here, you are supporting Pheonix Roasters, which uses direct trade and excellent coffee to help provide work to those in underdeveloped communities. Purchasing their coffee means you are helping build local communities and communities abroad. Pretty cool, huh?

Have coffee and get some work done while hanging out at the charming Catfe Co. The Catfe is a repurposed house that has small and large spaces for meetings and get-togethers. They also have a great library if you’re looking to grab a book and read.

You will sign a waiver for the cats’ safety upon entering.

Their menu offers tasty eats including a meat and cheese board and dessert. Drinks include coffee, beer, and wine.

Hours and Location

Sunday – Tuesday: closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM
426 Bethesda School Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

World of Coffee and Tea Cafe

While it’s located in a strip mall and small in size, there’s no shortage of comfortable seating at World of Coffee and Tea. Wi-Fi is available for getting work done. This cafe is also a great spot to get cozy and hang out with a book or friends.

There’s an assortment of delicious menu options including fresh coffee, tea, cakes, pastries, breakfast, and lunch.

Hours and Location

Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday & Wednesday – Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM
2715 Buford Hwy #500, Duluth, GA

The Coffee by Hand

One of the more unique coffee shops in Gwinnett is The Coffee by Hand. This very cute and chill Korean cafe offers international coffee and yummy desserts. Their menu offers a selection of drinks and sweet treats to please everyone.

Comfortable seats create a cozy work environment. From booths, to tables, to couches, there’s a spot for everyone.

Hours and Location

Monday – Wednesday: noon – 10 PM
Thursday – Sunday: noon – 11 PM
2180 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

The Nest Cafe

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While The Nest Cafe is not right in Gwinnett, it is very close by and definitely needs to be mentioned. This favorite cafe is just northeast of Gwinnett in Alpharetta and is a great breakfast and lunch spot, as well.

The coffee is excellent, but the menu doesn’t stop there.  Other treats to enjoy are Italian Gelato (amazing flavors including sea salt caramel and cookies & cream), smoothies, breakfasts and lunch options (including pancakes and paninis).

Hours and Location

Daily: 7 AM – 3 PM
58 Canton St #101, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Working and Designated Meeting Rooms

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Coffee shops in Gwinnett are not just for drinking coffee. But, coffee sure doesn’t hurt, especially when you have work to get accomplished! These cafes offer perfect spaces for working as well as designated rooms for meetings or small events and parties. There’s nothing like having a friend or business get-together with the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and sipping it while getting down to business (or fun).

Boulder Creek Coffee

Boulder Creek Coffee is a quaint cafe doing spectacular things! They pride themselves on making the whole cafe experience personal for their customers and they happily create drinks to perfection just the way their customer likes it. Boulder Creek also thrives on the idea of the global community. Know that when you order here, you are supporting local and global charities, initiatives, and other small companies.

Their menu offers pour-over coffee, tea, sandwiches, and baked snacks. There are 3 upstairs spaces that provide a great space for meetings or events. Reserve a room here.

Hours and Location

Sunday: closed
Monday – Thursday: 7 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 10 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 10 PM
233 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Arte 3

Next for coffee shops in Gwinnett is Arte 3 where you can indulge in tasty coffee and sweet waffles. This is another Korean inspired coffee shop with an inviting and spacious environment.  The atmosphere is great for getting work done. Groups of 6 or more can reserve a table upon walk-in, if available.

While the waffles are a must-try, they also serve tasty Korean snacks and ice cream.

Hours and Location

Monday: closed
Tuesday – Thursday: noon – 10 PM
Friday – Sunday noon – 11 PM
1291 Old Peachtree Rd NW #206, Suwanee, GA 30024

Live Music Cafes


Up next for coffee shops in Gwinnett is a cafe that offers yummy coffee and live music. Cafes are typically known to have a laid-back vibe, so what better way to sit back and relax than to enjoy coffee and tunes?

45 South Cafe

45 South Cafe is much more than just a cafe.  Catch up with friends indoors or outdoors, work peacefully on the patio, enjoy live music on the weekends, and sip beer or wine in the evening.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dessert daily.  And, of course, tasty coffees are always available.

Check out offered entertainment such as live music and wine tasting.

Hours and Location

Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Monday – Saturday: 7 AM – 6 PM
45 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071

A Combo (work, meet, tunes)

And, it keeps getting better! The following coffee shops in Gwinnett offer all of the above. No matter what time of day, what atmosphere you’re looking for, or what you have on your to-do list (from work to leisure), you can do it all at these cafes.

TradeWind Coffee Co.

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TradeWind Coffee Co. is a homey and relaxed cafe with tasty drinks including a variety of coffees, ciders, and teas. They also offer delicious pastries, sandwiches, and breakfast bites.

Book club?  Bible study?  Reserve a cozy meeting space for $5 per hour.  Have a small business?  For $10 per hour, this space is also wonderful for a “pop-up shop” to sell your items.  Check out events including trivia night and open mic night here.

Hours and Location

Sunday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Monday – Saturday: 7 AM – 9 PM
2300 Liam Ave NE Ste 200, Dacula, GA 30019

Grayson Coffee House

This cozy house turned coffee house is a top favorite for coffee shops in Gwinnett. Locals love this spot for meetings, working, or simply relaxing for a few hours.

Not only do they offer tasty coffee but their menu provides a lot of other great stuff. You can get baked goods, breakfast bites, tea, and smoothies. If you really want an unforgettable treat, try the snickerdoodle coffee.

You can also catch live music on Saturday evenings from 6 – 8.

Call ahead to reserve a room for an event or business meeting.

Hours and Location

Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Monday – Friday: 6 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 8 PM
502 Grayson Pkwy, Grayson, GA 3001

Cafe Rothem

From coffee to snacks to events and even a book club, Cafe Rothem isn’t missing a beat (literally) because live music can often be heard here including open mic the first Monday of every month.

Additionally, Cafe Rothem is an ideal place to get work done alone and quietly. But, there’s also a large conference room located upstairs available by the hour or by the day.

Join the book club or check out the events calendar.

Hours and Location

Sunday: closed
Monday – Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM
3585 Peachtree Industrial Blvd #128, Duluth, GA 30096

Time to Explore Cafes

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With so many coffee shops in Gwinnett, there’s something special about all of the above. I hope you are able to check quite a few out because the more coffee, the better! Right?

With Korean-inspired cafes and coffee shops built on good values, the coffee culture is something special in Gwinnett. For more culture, be sure to check out hidden gems in Gwinnett.

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