Huntsville Coffee Tour: Gold Sprint Coffee

Welcome back to the Huntsville Coffee Tour. We are really enjoying our time on the tour and it will be extended through Autumn and into the Winter season as well. Honestly – coffee is an evergreen commodity to us, here at hippiegrrl.com, so any new places we can fill up on caffeine that open during our time in Huntsville will be tested and reviewed. They might not be a part of the ‘official’ coffee tour, but we are looking forward to any new coffee/tea/cocoa places that pop up.

This time around we are focused on Gold Sprint Coffee, the newest location for caffeination in Huntsville. Gold Sprint has some really great concoctions and they also offer bike repair services. Although we don’t ride bikes (right now) we think this is a really cool offering that no other coffeehouse in the area offers to patrons. My favourite drink, so far, is the Caramel Rosemary Iced Latte. The food menu is small, but robust with both breakfast and lunch items available. They also offer pastries from local bakeries that go well with their drinks. The cannoli toast is my personal favourite and the avocado toast also hits the spot. If you are in the Lowe Mill area, you need to check out Gold Sprint Coffee. And now – here are our ratings:

  • Beverage Score = 8
  • Ambiance Score = 15
  • Location/Hours = 10
  • Price =   10
  • Staff/Service = 35
  • Social Media = 30
  • Total = 108
  • Rating = 65%

The score above puts them in tied position with Offbeat Coffee Studio for first place and ahead of Honest Coffee Roasters! It is great to see these newer locations really bumping up the quality of coffee and eats in the Hunstville area. When we moved here (August 2018) our favourite place for coffee was Honest, but these 2 new locations are truly giving them a run for their money.

If you are interested in the overall information, along with rules and rating system for the Huntsville Coffee Tour, please take a look at the first post in this series: Huntsville Coffee Tour. Peace and happy caffeinating!

Coffee Cup In Sunlight

Huntsville Coffee Tour: Offbeat Coffee Studio

For this second review on the Huntsville Coffee Tour, we visited Offbeat Coffee Studio, located in Campus No. 805, right next to Straight to Ale. Tucked into a corner of this old school, Offbeat offers not only coffee but also records for sale to satisfy the resurgence of vinyl collectors.

The name is apropos as they offer a few different concoctions that one might consider offbeat in nature such as shots of espresso over giant marshmallows or cereal milk to use in coffee and espresso-based drinks. Yes – I said cereal milk! Ask for the daily cereal milk flavours when you visit – you will not be disappointed. My favourite is Lucky Charms, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch would probably do well in a latte too.

We visit Offbeat often, so you would think they have a leg up in this rating system, but we are trying to keep our bias to a minimum. Trying. On that note – let’s see their scores…

  • Beverage Score = 8
  • Ambiance Score = 15
  • Location/Hours = 15
  • Price = 15
  • Staff/Service = 30
  • Social Media = 25
  • Total = 108
  • Rating = 65%

For more information about the scoring system, please read our intro article, Huntsville Coffee Tour and check out the competition in our post on Honest Coffee Roasters. Have a wonderful Sunday and keep on caffeinating!

Peace, Chantale aka hippiegrrl