Coffeehouses became instrumental in civilizing the Wild West once gunslingers realized sipping a double caramel macchiato made it impossible to utter fightin' words. Holster a six-shooter of espresso with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of coffee, appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees at Beanwood Coffee in Bordentown.
Beanwood Coffee combines a daily offering of coffeehouse drinks and café cuisine with a specialty weekend menu packed with Latin-inspired bistro fare. Ease into a morning with a café coupling of a mocha latte with an extra triple shot of espresso ($3.75, extra shots $0.50 apiece) and a 321 ($6.50, pancakes, sausage, and eggs). Edibles for lunch or dinner range from a spinach and tortellini salad ($7.99) to the turkey and brie panini ($8). The weekend Latin bistro delights exotic flavor-seekers with appetizers such as empanadas ($3) or tostaditas ($4.50) as well as heartier entrees such as roasted pork pernil ($8) with a side of rice with pigeon peas ($3.50).
Founded by the dynamic team of Elizabeth Acevedo, Pedro Gomez, and Kevin Sorbo's leather pants, Beanwood Coffee has an earthy décor that reflects the owners’ natural philosophy. On certain nights, sit with a cup of java and watch live music acts with performers such as SiriOm Singh or bring pajama-clad children for Vanilla Dreamers children's story time ($10 registration fee). The coffeehouse additionally serves as a hub for community events ranging from grassroots entrepreneurship seminars to salsa dancing classes.
- The coffee is amazingly rich; you can get it iced, as espresso, or however you like it! The food is all-natural, and organic, with options for vegans. – Jonathan Amira, Urbanspoon
- The entrees and deserts and the coffee and teas are a perfect way to enjoy the day with. The service is wonderful and makes you feel right at home. – Davey, Yahoo Local