Barista Parlor, East Nashville
Within the first hour of arriving in a new city, my priority is usually finding where to get the best coffee – often to the great frustration of my travel companions who can’t understand why any old cafe or gas station won’t do. But I would rather drink no coffee than bad coffee, and I love the creative spaces that often come with purveyors of speciality coffee. I first visited Barista Parlor in Nashville, Tennessee, while on a roadtrip through the Southern USA last year (beginning my love affair with the region, which I’ll talk about later!), and it instantly became one of my favourite coffee locales in the world. Housed in a converted warehouse squirrelled away on a backlot in East Nashville, the Barista Parlor milieu is filled with intricate details that were an absolute pleasure to shoot – click on the arrows to see more more images, or you can view the complete photo shoot on The Weekend Edition.