Cuisine Type: Bubble tea and freshly roasted coffee
Most popular offering: Bubble tea, espresso drinks, and smoothies
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
There's a popular saying that it's the little things that count, and Division Java's staff takes that to heart with a variety of little touches that enhance the customer experience. In addition to using the freshest products to make bubble teas and smoothies and serving up locally roasted drip coffee, the baristas form ice cubes out of coffee to ensure that iced coffees don't get watered down. Plus, they infuse iced or blended Red Bull drinks with a variety of flavorings?such as passion fruit and pomegranate?giving patrons their own custom energy-boosting creation.
Division Java also gives four-legged friends who accompany their owners at the drive-thru window a doggie treat. And they give every child who comes through a piece of candy.
For Ashley Sandell, owner of Caffeinated Culture, coffee runs in her family. Her mother, former owner of Terri Lynn Link's No Ordinary Joe, taught her the tricks of the coffee business before leaving the trade and selling her four shops. Sandell eventually decided she missed the family business and purchased one of her mother's former coffee shops where she now serves her signature coffee roast along with hormone-free dairy products. Beverages include the peanut butter kiss white chocolate mochas with peanut butter and vanilla, shots of fresh espresso, and real fruit smoothies. In addition to the drinks, the baristas dispense treats and pastries from Delphina's Bakery, Bella Cupcake, and Cookie Monkey Bakery.
At Cheers Coffee, the new owner, Emily, is all about fostering positive vibes?and caffeine and pastries generally help. A drive-thru coffee shop with a homey, white-shuttered exterior, coffee and smiles are served fast to perk up customers for the rest of the day. Along with coffee drinks, customers can order up smoothies, a rotating selection of pastries and desserts, or a protein cup with almonds, raisins, and string cheese.
Lattelicious, a drive-through coffee cart located in the Vineyard Plaza parking lot, supplies on-the-go customers with café drinks and baked treats such as chocolate-filled croissants. Baristas marry shots of espresso with steamed milk to make signature lattes, and also craft energizing drinks such as cappuccinos, frappés, and Red Bull beverages. Many drinks can also be made lactose-free.
After produce and herb shop Limbo closed in Southeast, Joshua Stephens decided to put his expertise to use from managing for nearly a decade, and he opened Stone Cottage. The latter-day apothecary honors its predecessor with a curated selection of herbs, spices, and loose-leaf teas alongside artisanal soaps, seaweed, and fresh pastries. The shop keeps its wares in rows of accessible glass jars, which shoppers can ogle, smell, or tap with a timpani mallet. An onsite florist makes the storefront vivid with living flowers and herbs ready for planting.
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.