Ever since America lost custody of tea in its messy divorce with England, we've had to find new liquid sources of caffeine and new neighborhood taxmen. Say no to taxation without caffeination with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, teas, and more at Coffee Connection on South State Street.
Winner of 2008's Best Study Spot in Salt Lake City Weekly, Coffee Connection offers a relaxed hangout with enough caffeinated concoctions to fuel humans past midnight. Coffee Connection's wide-reaching drink menu starts with a fresh, regular-size cup of dark, medium, or flavored joe ($2.05 for 16 ounces). Pull a cram session for a bowling tournament with the All-Nighter, a cup of coffee boosted with a double shot of espresso ($2.55 for 16 ounces). CC also offers a trifle of tea ($2.90 for a 16-ounce hot tea) with an assortment of Rishi varieties, carrying green, black, rooibos, and organic herbals for leafy liquid consumption. There are also more elaborate cup fillers, such as iced or blended bubble tea, and bowl fillers, such as oatmeal topped with brown sugar or a bowl of soup (served with a roll, $6.05).
Coffee Connection's mellow background music and rotating selection of art fosters a calm, study-friendly atmosphere, and free WiFi means you can easily search for photos of dogs being ridden by children. Late-night loungers can loiter at Coffee Connection until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Coffee Connection was named Best Study Spot in 2008 by Salt Lake City Weekly. InThisWeek.com has this enlightening interview with the owner. Coffee Connection gets an average of four stars from six Yelpers, and 89% of Urbanspooners like it:
- They have a wonderful selection of beverages. I enjoy their Crazy Cabana Boy Bubble Tea. I cannot stop until I hit the bottom. – Riverrunner, Urbanspoon
- I love this place, it has great food, great study area, nice people. This place has it all. – Tai, Urbanspoon
- I go there to work, study, dream, consult, engage, find inspiration, flirt, enchant, and feed my soul. And I invite you to do so as well. – Apryl G., Yelp
The staff at Coffee Connection understands that few of its clients seek a coffeehouse atmosphere just for the drip selection. Instead, it follows its “not just a place to sit and sip” mantra by separating the shop into a lounge, study hall, main lobby, and two outdoor patios. No matter their location of choice, patrons sip coffee while gazing at pieces by local artists and surfing the Web on one of two full-enterprise WiFi connections.
1588 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115Get Directions