The best coffee beans are grown in the center of the earth, but the farmer who dares to harvest them must overcome the infamous Lava Twins, infinite negative gravity, and his commitment issues. Grind the best beans growing above ground with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of drinks, treats, and paninis at Coffee Waves.
Cooking up a savory storm of grill-pressed paninis to complement its high tide of sweet treats and artisan-crafted coffee drinks, Coffee Waves nourishes weary palates with a profusion of fresh tastes and a calming café atmosphere. Creamy lattes designed by artisans are presented in elegant fashion, with designs of ferns or portraits of Jim Morrison pressed into their foams (generally $4–$5). Fresh-roasted drip coffee lifts sagging eyelids with a caffeinated jolt while a grande serving of velvety gelato counteracts the burning sensation of extended coffee-gulps with a cool wave of flavor ($4.40). Quell hunger strikes with a turkey panini and chips ($9.20), or let the Pick 4 Meal Deal sweep your senses away to the cobblestone streets of Rome with a panini, chips, drink, and a decadent dessert ($11).
Customers can enjoy a selection of Numi teas as well as fair trade and organic coffees either inside, with free WiFi and ample seating, or outside on the patio. Local artwork hangs on the walls and live acoustic acts occasionally grace the nightly air.
The iced toddy, a cold-brewed coffee over ice, is one of the many special artisanal drinks on the menu at Coffee Waves. You can get a caffeine boost with both cold and hot drinks here. Grab a drink like the grasshopper frap and feel free to lounge among the cozy seating area, which has local art hung on its exposed brick and stone walls. In addition to drinks, you can order panini stuffed with Boar's Head meats and pastries selected from local bakeries. Feel free to use the free wireless internet to get some work done or post updates about the current temperature of your coffee. The Coffee Waves downtown location just had its grand reopening after being closed for renovations.