Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of coffee, tea, pastries, and more at Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, located in the Waterfront Millcreek shopping district in South Portland.
Cambridge Coffee Bar slings specialty coffee, smoothies, and other blended drinks alongside its pastries crafted from time-tested Cambridge family recipes. Caffeine seekers can quench their cravings with delectable slurps from a 12-ounce americano ($1.99), white-mocha latte ($3.49), or café au lait ($2.69), and sippers seeking chillier ways to increase their liquid intake––besides eating mouthfuls of snow––can opt for an espresso and vanilla ice-cream blend, such as the 16-ounce Caramelicious ($4.49) or a fruit blend available in six fructosey flavors ($3.49).
Sippers can rotate sips of beaned brew with nibbles of Cambridge Coffee Bar’s house-made pastries, including the muffin of the day ($1.49), jumbo cookies ($1.29 each), or coffee cake ($1.89). Breakfast and lunch bites are also available, with breakfast bagels smothered in cream cheese ($2.39), turkey clubs ($7.25), and chicken-salad wraps ($7.25) making perfect companions for meals on the go. Those who stay firmly planted within Cambridge Coffee Bar’s art-covered confines can take advantage of its cozy chairs, which provide comfy seats for using the free WiFi or honing telekinetic powers with unsuspecting croissants.
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