Cuisine Type: Bakery with sandwiches/salads, coffee and desserts
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Assorted pastries and desserts
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Whether it's contained in a small cup or a 2.5-gallon bucket, the italian ice of Sunset Slush tastes smooth, flavorful, and refreshing. Thirty flavors, all of which are free of fat, dairy, cholesterol, and gluten, emerge from colorful pushcarts at community events and from behind the counter at the North Raleigh location. The shop pairs its italian ice with other cold and sweet treats, including hand-scooped ice cream sourced from local farms and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.
Coffee Haven, a cozy caf? located near NC State University's D.H. Hill Library, beckons to passersby with a menu of specialty drinks and treats. Baristas brew espresso, craft seasonal lattes, and use local organic coffee beans behind the counter. Beverages can be accompanied by baked goods, salads, or sandwiches, including apple wood smoked bacon and gouda on a house made croissant for breakfast or, at lunch, the Southern panini's fried chicken and barbecue sauce on hand-stretched naan. Guests can lounge in wicker chairs by the window or browse the coffeehouse's miniature library while sipping coffee or thumb-wrestling other patrons for their coffee cake.
Whether sinking into a lounge chair with a cup of joe or drinking in the sounds of live music, visitors to Electric Beanz Coffee Bar will discover freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee and pastries in a laid-back atmosphere. In addition to serving a selection of coffee standards, Electric Beanz's baristas also blend fresh-fruit smoothies, pour Italian sodas, and sling a variety of fresh-baked pastries, ranging from muffins to empanadas. Specialty single-origin coffees are also available, brewed in a French press, an appliance that famously gave Jean-Claude Van Damme all his muscles.
Though the pastries at TK Kaffee are quite delectable, it's the drinks the staff specializes in. Baristas blend up coffee in a number of fashions, from the German iced coffee to the strong and sweet Turkish espresso. Alongside coffee, they make fresh smoothies in unique combinations such as strawberry and basil as well teas served hot or iced. For a soon to be drinkable treat, they also scoop up icing with a choice of candy, chocolate, or fruit as toppings.