Eskimos wake themselves up either by ordering an espresso at their local Parisian bistro or by giving a polar groggy bear a cup of coffee and outrunning his overcaffeinated pursuit. Ignite your adrenaline an easier way with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a $30 gift card for coffee, treats, and breakfast goodies at any of Coffee Break Cafe's three convenient locations.
With an emphasis on customer service, Coffee Break Cafe slakes sweet-tooth suspirations and energizes patrons with a menu brimming with handmade coffee drinks, savory potables, bagels, and fresh-baked pastries and muffins. Amid shelves lined with sweet treats from local bakeries and the wafting scent of cream cheeses made by hand, commuters can energize before work or a self-performed root canal by downing a medium caramel latte ($3.79), a creamy frozen Butterfinger Craving ($3.59), or house-made chai latte ($3.29–$4.39). A flavorful assortment of muffins and bagels unselfishly stand by, prepared to halt the scurrilous beckoning of hunger at a moment's notice—relish a sesame bagel ($1.09) topped with peanut butter ($.59), hummus, or buffalo chicken cream cheese ($.89 each).
Coffee Break Cafe supports local arts, allowing patrons to sample snacks while toe-tapping to live music or eye-tapping wall-adorning works of art from area artists. Children can enjoy free story time while adults alleviate boredom with one of the café's myriad board games or by surfing the net with complimentary computer-enhancing WiFi.
Yelpers give Coffee Break Cafe's Pearl Street location a four-star average and its Old Colony Avenue location a 4.5-star average; five Yelpers give the North Quincy location a five-star average. Four TripAdvisors give the Parkingway location an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and more than 1,460 Facebookers are fans.
Coffee Break Cafe
Jenn and Donny have long accepted their elitist take on coffee. As college students and self-professed coffee snobs who both worked in the food industry, they bemoaned a lack of sophisticated brews and attentive service, finally deciding that innovation would be the best form of protest. They dreamt up their own café where the beans would be freshly micro-roasted, the cocoa would incorporate three types of chocolate, and every drink would be handmade by the same person who took your order. The resulting venue, Coffee Break Cafe, lined its menu with libations of all temperatures and caffeinated creeds.
The café's house blend hails from locales such as Sumatra, Colombia, Africa, and South America and is shipped from specialty roasters who prep the beans in small batches. Jenn and Donny's commitment to coffee quality is matched by their enthusiasm for the natural world—they stock organic and fair-trade options, as well as dairy products from a hormone-free farm. Though they stand by meticulous barista techniques, they are hardly sugar-shunning purists. They readily infuse hot and frozen drinks with dessert flavors, ranging from red velvet cupcake to cinnamon bun, crafting a far superior breakfast sweet than grapefruit pie. Bagels and pastries, delivered daily by neighborhood bakeries, balance out refreshing sips. The morning hotspot's communal spirit is reflected in hanging pictures by local artists, live music, and complimentary story readings for kids.