At Brew'ha Coffee House, patrons recline in comfy chairs and leather couches amid walls painted with earth-toned swirls. As they sip on the baristas' drink creations, guests feel their heartbeats pick up with caffeinated espresso concoctions, their body heat cool down with blended fruit smoothies, or their fingers warm up flavored milk steamers. On Monday night, open-mic sessions give coffee beans a chance to read poetry about the highs and lows of being roasted. For an offsite fix, Brew'ha maintains a satellite location at Park View Hospital.
H. Souder & Son's Coffee Cabin brews drinks from beans roasted on-site in an impeccably old-fashioned environment. Baristas whip up two hot, foamy cappuccinos or refreshing iced cappuccinos, or one of each to create one giant lukewarm cappuccino. Egg and sausage piled between english muffins extend morning coziness into the midday as effectively as keeping a spare pair of bunny slippers at the office, and cheeseburgers embrace hearty Angus beef patties. An ice-cream bar chills and cleanses the palate. Later, customers can recall their café experiences with pots of joe brewed from fresh-roasted Grabill-blend coffee beans.
Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
Inside an historic home built in 1850, cooks at The Cafe 51 build sandwiches on grilled, housemade breads and stir pots of soup. Patrons may sip mugs of coffee or dig into crisp salads crowned with grilled Alaskan salmon while seated at vintage-style tables and chairs.
Inside Pam's Tea Shoppe, a glass case brims with jars of more than 60 kinds of tea. New tea accessories, including handcrafted mugs and mesh infusers, fill shelves next to a table set with vintage teapots, cups, and saucers. The shop's knowledgeable owner is often on hand to help clients pick leaves or to plan onsite tea parties complete with tiny barbells for strengthening lifted pinkies.
Urban Pastries serves sweet puff pastries, rolls, and turnovers. Customers can meet up with friends and enjoy coffee inside a cozy international environment with WiFi. For an interactive treat, the bakery hosts events where customers can learn to make hummus and crepes and enjoy their creations. Private parties are also available.