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Wild Root Coffee & Apothecary: Delivering a Uniquely Meditative Coffee Shop Experience in Lynn Haven
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Wild Root Coffee & Apothecary brings a calming feel to the Panama City Beach coffee shop scene. You'll emerge not only with delicious coffee but also a wonderful sense of serenity.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Wild Root Coffee & Apothecary is the coffee shop you never knew you needed in your life. This hidden gem has the power to turn around an otherwise stressful day.

When you initially approach Wild Root, you’ll be taken aback by the carefully tended plants, which, based on the exterior, make this location seem more like a garden center than a coffee shop. Inside, however, Wild Root is small but welcoming. The shop’s plants and decor have been carefully selected to deliver the calmest, most peaceful environment possible. One step inside, and you’ll instantly feel your stress melting away.

Feel free to grab a seat at one of several small tables or relax on the shop’s cozy couch. Either way, you’ll appreciate the unique ambiance of this location, which feels like a coffee shop, garden, yoga studio, and apothecary all rolled into one.

If you have a moment, take some time to explore the shop’s apothecary section. There, you’ll find a variety of herbs and tinctures organized in jars. Several items are available for purchase, so don’t hesitate to pick up the shop’s herbal bath blend or some other special treat.

Wild Root’s atmosphere may be inviting, but for many visitors, the beverages are the main attraction. The Panama City Beach location does not, unlike Wild Root’s Lynn Haven shop, serve beer, but you’ll find plenty of other enticing beverages. Feel free to keep it simple with the cup of the day, which is always satisfying. Otherwise, you’re welcome to mix it up with a range of custom creations that feature quality — and typically, organic — ingredients. While standard lattes and other drinks include milk, multiple alternatives are available upon request. The baristas are happy to accommodate, so don’t hesitate to speak up.

Food is definitely a bigger deal at the Lynn Haven location, but it’s still possible to grab a treat with your tea or coffee in PCB. Typically, you’ll find a small selection of pastries available for purchase.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Honey Latte
This delightful latte includes espresso from Amavida Coffee, as well as milk, honey, and a dash of cinnamon. It has a pleasant aroma that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Thai Latte
Mix up your latte routine with an enticing version that includes the usual espresso and milk alongside almond extract, agave, and cardamom. Not quite like any other latte you’ve tasted, this beverage is perfectly in keeping with Wild Root’s unique vibes.

New Englander
This drink might make you feel as if you’re currently hanging out in Vermont and not Florida. It features espresso and almond milk, along with a hint of maple syrup.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Often referred to simply as the ‘NSTB,’ this fan-favorite provides the ultimate dose of caffeine. It consists of cold brew and espresso — the perfect combination when you’re feeling sleepy on a hot day.

Calm Tea
If you’re aiming for the exact opposite effect of the NSTB, you’ll invariably find yourself gravitating towards this lovely blend of tea, which incorporates such enticing herbs as scullcap, chamomile, peppermint, and even catnip.

From tea to lattes, there is something for everyone at Wild Root Coffee & Apothecary. No matter which beverage you order, you’ll quickly fall in love with this PCB gem’s peaceful atmosphere.

Insider Tips:
– Plan ahead if you intend to grab coffee during the weekend — the Panama City Beach location is open on Saturday but closed entirely on Sunday.
– Wild Root regularly hosts special events, including a number of DIY workshops designed to introduce the public to the powers of herbs and tinctures. Check the coffee shop’s Facebook page for upcoming dates — and look carefully to determine whether these events will take place at the Panama City Beach or Lynn Haven location.