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 Groupon: $4 gets you an $8 gift card for coffee, espresso drinks, baked goods, and more at Island Bean Company in North Hills.
Island Bean Company, a locally owned caffeine pit stop, boasts a wide menu of drinks and edibles. The cheerful orange-painted shop's drive-thru window lets coffee enthusiasts satisfy cravings without leaving the car, an especially valuable feature during rainstorms, snow squalls, and showers of latte-swiping locusts. Sleepy eyes can lift their lids to a cup of fresh-roasted gourmet coffee ($1.50–$1.85) or an orange-almond mocha ($3.15–$4.15), and chill-chasers can try an italian soda ($2.29–$2.89), fruit smoothie ($3.15–$4.15), or granita ($3.25–$4.29), Island Bean’s specialty frozen-espresso concoction. Assorted eats range from biscotti ($1.29) to breakfast ($2.29) while also accommodating afternoon guzzlers as late as 7 p.m. during the week.
- makes the trip to work much more enjoyable. I am also glad to be helping out a locally owned shop in an area that is mostly chains. – Google Maps users on 3/14/10
- They have good Italian sodas, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. It is a drive-thru with two windows, so there is not a long wait for your drink. The staff is very nice. – Georgia K., Insider Pages
8035 McKnight Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237