Drinking coffee, like yelling at the cat, thinking about motorcycles, and setting fire to the neighbor's wicker man, is vital to starting each day. Inaugurate the a.m. with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café beverages and Spanish-inspired fare at Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea in Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea serves up specialty-grade arabica coffee blends, 85 different types of loose-leaf teas, and a full brunch menu of Spanish-inspired and American-style cuisine. In addition to brewed coffee ($1.57 for 12 oz.), baristas steam up premium espresso and coffee-permeated beverages such as mochas ($3.98) and lattes ($3.28). Fill up depleted torso quarries with the Spanish classic migas, with eggs, cheese, and green-enchilada sauce forming a layer atop black beans, bell peppers, and chopped green chiles on a corn-and-flour tortilla bed ($8.95). American-style cuisine in the form of blueberry, pecan, or plain belgian waffles ($5.95 plain, $7.95 with blueberry or pecan) sweetens sour dispositions, and traditional or Santa Fe–inspired omelettes ($7.95) impress taste buds with their flavor and collections of turquoise jewelry.
Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea shows its environmentally conscious underbelly by popping leftovers into biodegradable to-go containers, brewing 100% USDA-organic coffees and teas, and giving stray coffee beans a loving home. Computer users can take advantage of the café’s free WiFi, using invisible Internet rays to update loved ones on the current temperature of their coffee.
Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea
Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea’s culinary construction crew assembles a menu of made-from-scratch brunch dishes alongside coffees and teas certified organic by the USDA. Baristas brew caffeinated concoctions from Class 1 specialty-grade Arabica coffee beans grown on high-elevation plantations, which advance the aromas with near-ideal weather conditions and spritzes of Chanel No. 5. After they're harvested, the beans simmer through a northern-German slow-roasting process before air-cooling and shipping the same day. Glasses of tangy orange juice and more than 85 loose teas complete the beverage selection, all served in biodegradable plastic or paper cups. Diners lounge in wicker chairs around granite-topped round café tables as they sip brews, devour huevos rancheros, or quiz blueberry-drizzled french toast on the latest Parisian slang. Classically styled menus and colorful artwork pop off yellow and red-orange walls, creating a bright, cheerful ambiance for savoring gourmet morsels.