Coffee shops are a college kid’s best friend. Forget dogs at this point (not really—I love dogs). Sometimes, all you need to hit “send” on that important assignment at 9 p.m. when you’re exhausted is a triple shot latte. And homemade coffee is not the same. Wait no more, my lady. Lexington has some of the best coffee shops around! UK, Transylvania, and BCTC, I have your new favorite semester hang out.

2 years ago, Tiffany Morrow, Adam Drye, and James Gonyer put their heads together and created the perfect college town business unique to our city. Broomwagon is not only a coffee shop, it is a bike repair shop. They also carry a variety of foods and beverages. Oh, and they have locally brewed beer. No biggy.

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A Broomwagon Latte

Originally, the group wanted to open a bike shop, but they decided they wanted something more. So, they spiced it up. Literally. By bringing in some booze and pumpkin spice, they created a place that offers something for everyone.

The place is designed to be a hub and hangout spot and is perfect for busy college kids. It was modeled after the old skate shops Tiffany remembers from her childhood. The walls are covered in local art from Charmed Life Tattoo shop.

Local Art by Charmed Life Tattoo

Broomwagon does a lot of things outside of the box. For example, they have a garden in their courtyard where they grow their own herbs. Many of their weekly special coffees and drinks feature their fresh mint or lavender infused into the drink. Their Strawberry Basil Smoothie, Nutella Milkshake, and Cog-nition Coffee (coffee infused with coconut oil) are just a few of their customer  favorites.

Their cold brew is made in house and steeps for 24 hours, creating a truly kick butt beverage. Their Magic Coffee Beans are roasted locally at West 6th Street Brewery. The unique espresso blend was created especially for Broomwagon.

Patrons can sip coffee or beer while their bike is being fixed in the next room and be graced with local art all around them.  On Monday nights from 7-9, they host an “Old Time” themed open mic jam. This event attracts people from all over the city, and it’s a great way to kick off a school week.

Broomwagon has stocked up one extra 1-speed bikes for the UK Bike Voucher Program

Broomwagon will be open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends this semester for students. They are excited to participate in the University of Kentucky Bike Voucher Program and are stocked up on single speed bikes for students and faculty.

For more information about Broomwagon, hop on over and visit http://broomwagonbikes.com/!


Sarah Ladd is waiting for her portal to Narnia to open so she can go be a sailor on the Dawn Treader. Until that happens, she enjoys writing, painting, gardening, and cooking (as long as someone else does the dishes).

A full-time student at the University of Kentucky, she enjoys art, collecting antique books, and drinking strong coffee. She someday hopes to have a messy desk in a retro office that she’s never at because she’s somewhere overseas.