Meet Downtown’s Newest Coffee Shop, Cockadoos

May 11, 2010 11:57 am1 commentViews: 35

Downtown workers, rejoice! There’s finally a coffee shop in the downtown core. Cockadoos opened last week in the old Cafe 61 space on Second St.

Cockadoos, Memphis, Tenn.

Cockadoos, Memphis, Tenn.

Cockadoos is a cheerful place – the walls are painted bright yellow, the space is open and airy and the staff is incredibly friendly.

I stopped in this morning to grab some breakfast. They’ve got a full breakfast menu, but the blueberry scones looked too tasty to resist. My scone was large and dense (and still toasty when I pulled it out of the bag three blocks later).

Blueberry Scone, Cockadoos, Memphis, Tenn.

Blueberry Scone, Cockadoos, Memphis, Tenn.

Cockadoos has a large drink menu of coffee, lattes and specialty drinks. I got the house specialty, the Cockawhat. When I asked what it was, the barista told me that it tasted like s’mores. For the record, it tasted a lot like s’mores. It had espresso, mocha, and a few marshmallows for good measure.

If you’re not a morning person, Cockadoos has a full lunch menu, soups and a salad bar. They’ve got wi-fi, too (just ask for the password).

Cockadoos is open 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week, and 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Go there:


85 South Second Street
memphis, TN 38103
(901) 590-0610

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1 Comment

  • I checked it out today for lunch & I love it. The atmosphere and staff were great. I can’t wait to go back.

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