Edge Coffee isn't just community-oriented, it is also a reflection of the community. That's because they source most of their ingredients locally, whether it is their coffee beans from local roaster Sisters Coffee or their pastries and bread from Marsee's and La Provence. These ingredients form the basis of their menu, with staff grinding, blending, and pouring coffee into classic drinks or lattes made with premium Monin syrups. Atop their breads, they create breakfast staples such as bagel- and english-muffin sandwiches or their signature boxed lunch specials served with a juicy kosher pickle and locally made kettle chips. Even their drinks have Oregon connections, with fresh smoothies incorporating Oregon strawberries alongside unique add-ins such as protein powder or a splash of energy-boosting Rockstar. They also serve beer from Oregon, such as the Overcast Espresso Stout, which fuses the flavors of beer, chocolate, and coffee.
Though ownership has changed over the years, Original Coffee Brake has remained a staple of the Aloha community since 1993, and has always been operated by locals. Scott and Kereah Carpenter, the current owner-operators, are no exception. And since they've taken over, they've worked hard to retain the community atmosphere that keeps customers coming back. This means that on any given day you might see baristas celebrating a regular's birthday or Scott practicing ballroom dancing with his mom. While visitors relax in leather armchairs, staffers craft breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and homemade soup as well as a variety of coffee drinks, brewed with beans roasted in-house by Scott.
At Kat's Crepes, thin pancakes filled with sweet and savory ingredients are what's for dinner. Or lunch, or breakfast, or dessert thanks to the versatile dish. The menu beckons taste buds with crepes such as the BLT, smoked salmon, and banana and Nutella. Although the dish is traditionally French, local culinary items such as Tillamook cheddar and marionberry jam put a decidedly Northwestern American spin on things.
The scent of freshly brewed Stumptown coffee wafts through the air in the two-story house that hosts North Star Coffeehouse as visitors challenge one another to chess tournaments, read a novel by the warm fire, or translate Faulkner into pig Latin. Once equipped with a brewed beverage and a tasty, sugary pastry from La Provence Bakery, patrons can explore the North Star confines, decorated in a postmodern-meets-vintage theme by Vizwerks, before settling into a cozy plush chair to browse the free WiFi.
Cuisine Type: Bakery-Cafe, Fast and Casual
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Most popular offering: Fremont Chicken Salad Sandwich
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We are busiest during lunch rush (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), so visit us outside of these hours to avoid a line.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Fremont Chicken Salad SandwichOur famous chicken walnut salad is served with lettuce and tomato on our homemade honey molasses bread.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
All of our products are made from scratch, ... hand prepared in our kitchens daily. We offer a wide variety of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. Fresh from the oven muffins, pastries, soft and chewy cookies, and bite sized desserts. Sandwiches made to order with premium, all-natural meats and cheeses on homemade breads. Crisp tossed green salads and hot savory soups.