coffeeshop au rec list
Because coffeeshop AUs, no matter what certain critics might say, are awesome.
Pentanedione, Damascenone, Furanone, Vanillin by peevee: Sherlock designs a new roast just for John. So lovely and so hot.
Blond Barista Seeks Dashing Ballet Dancer: Inquire Within by prettysailorsoldier: One of my favorites. Unilock, ballet!Sherlock and rugby!John, coffeeshop, and a lot of pining - what’s not to love?
Division by MrsNoggin: My favorite! I love the tension between John and Sherlock in this fic, the buildup is fantastic. The setting and dialogue are perfect; read this one immediately.
Notes in the Tip Jar by Lakeore: Sherlock is a mute barista and John leaves him notes in the tip jar. A touch angsty but lovely.
A Whole Latte Love by prettysailorsoldier: John is a barista who flirts with Sherlock via latte art. So unbelievably cute and sweet!
Crossing Paths by prettysailorsoldier: Prettysailorsoldier has the best coffeeshop AUs, in case you haven’t noticed! In this one, John works at a 24hr cafe and Sherlock is an insomniac who comes in at odd hours.
One Espresso, Seven Sugars by mydarlingbenedict: Coffee with a side of smut! Sherlock is a regular at the cafe where John works.
Four Shots by Opy3332: After coming home from Afghanistan, John goes to work for a coffee shop in MI6. Sherlock, not coincidentally, starts taking more cases for his brother.
Johnloctober, Ch.12 by prettysailorsoldier: Sherlock is undercover at John’s favorite coffee shop in this unilock fic. A little angsty at one point but so cute!
Never Again, Vienna by reclusedetective: John is a barista who makes terrible coffee but Sherlock has a crush on him and buys it anyway. So, so adorable.