LOV! LocalOrganicVegetarian! Delish Coffee
Posted on 05 / 05 / 2012
Love the coffee, love the food and I love prettiest face behind the register! (I might be biased on the latter...)
I love coffee, drink lots of it, and I hate it when it tastes burnt like it usually does at Starbucks, Pete's etc.
I've had many different kinds of coffee here: smooth, bold, nutty, rich, light.... but it never tasted burnt or under-extracted. Just tell the knowledgeable barista what your preference is. You should try the pour-over coffee if you like stronger flavors. It's a whole different world. Oh yeah, there is an award-winning barista in the house!
The food is on the same line: great flavors, good variety and decent portion sizes. A panini with salad for $8 or $9 won't leave you hungry for a while. Pastries are delish, the coconut cupcake has to be on the favorite list. Most food items contain local organic ingredients, which really makes a difference in taste!
I have worked on my laptop here (free Wifi). The bar counter by the big window near the entrance is perfect for getting work done. There is music in the background, but it's not too loud. Overall the ambiance is very calming and fresh.
If you come with friends for a nice chat, I suggest you check out the courtyard in the back! No wonder there are many weddings taking place in that courtyard!
I guess the biggest plus here stems from the fact that every little detail is oriented towards reducing the impact on the environment. A lot of the food is local and organic, the takeout ware is recyclable/compostable (wooden cutlery!!) and the 'library' in the back has a lot of books on gardening, recycling, and keeping yourself eco-conscious.
Local Farmer's food, the coffee, the food