I wanted to share another post of three of my favorite places! Today it is my three recommendations for where to get a great cup of coffee! Ironically enough, I am not really much of a coffee drinker typically! But about this time of year when it gets cold and I'm in the holiday spirit, it seems like a good idea. So, while I have been out shopping, shooting, and freezing, I kept an eye out for some coffee shops that looked interesting to try out! And this is what I found!
This was my first stop! And it is a place I have passed every day for years! But this was my first time stopping in!
But it will not be my last!
It was so warm and inviting! The staff was very friendly and suggested their seasonal peppermint mocha latte -which I got and was very tasty! Their other seasonal drink is a gingerbread latte, which I'm sure is goad but gingerbread is not really for me.
Dilworth Coffee offers almost any latte you can imagine! Turmeric Ginger latte, Snickerdoodle latte, Spiced Chai latte, and Heavenly Bliss latte just to name a few.
Not a coffee fan? No problem! They offer hot chocolate and hot tea options as well!
And for those with certain dietary restrictions, there are also several different milk and/or milk substitute options.
In addition to coffee, they offer iced coffees, smoothies, drinks for kids, baked goods, and sandwiches!
It is definitely worth stopping by!
Brakemans is another coffee shop that I have driven by several thousand times I'm sure and did not realize it was there! It is a hidden gem in downtown Matthews and now that I have found it, I will definitely be back!
I actually got hot chocolate here, but it did that trick when I got it! It was delish and warmed me up! Not to mention got me caffeinated through the afternoon when I tend to get groggy. But they offer a variety of coffees, lattes, espressos and hot tea some of these are their own signature drinks.
In the summertime, you can order shakes and ice cream as well!
For me it is the aesthetic of Brakeman's that really draws me in! This place is so cozy! It has so many homey nooks to plug up a laptop and get work done or curl up in a chair and read a book while sipping your drink. Catching up with a friend? They have hole in the wall rooms for more privacy. And there is also a really cute sunroom and outdoor sitting area for those summer evenings! It really welcomes you in and invites you stay for a while.
I'm so glad I stopped in!
I am fairly certain I have not driven past this gem thousands of times, maybe just a few dozen! It is another place though, that I am so glad I tried!
Much like Dilworth, Matcha Cafe Maiko was offering a seasonal peppermint and gingerbread latte, guess which one I got?!
Yep, another peppermint mocha latte for the win!
It was delicious as well and they formed a design in the steamed milk! I was not expecting it and was so giddy about it! It is almost too pretty to drink! ALMOST! ;)
Matcha Cafe offers a wide variety of teas, frappes, shaved ice, parfaits, gelatins, and floats along with their hot drinks. Their menu is extensive and impressive! I am already looking forward to going back in the summer to try some of those colder options because they look and sound fantastic!
When I do, I may have to do a whole post on the cafe, because there is so much more to talk about, but I feel like this post is already getting pretty lengthy! So stay tuned for that! =)
Thanks for reading and I will see you on Friday!