A pocket full of posies is the stuff of cryptic nursery rhymes, while a belly full of posies poses all kinds of dietary questions. For $6, today's Groupon gets you $13 worth of coffees and handmade pastries at Posies Cafe in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland. An inviting coffee shop environment welcomes all slow sippers and nimble chewers to a calming round of home-style comfort.
Posies offers all the cozy satisfaction of a mid-winter bear den, where a sleepy bear drinks herbal tea to rest his tired paws from a long day of being a bear. Green window frames are punctuated by vintage furniture, sturdy tables, and warm lighting that sprinkles down upon the cafe's trays of sweetly frosted cupcakes and tea leaves. Customers can use free WiFi or check out a charming children's corner as they snack. A cup of Ristretto Roasters coffee begins or propels the day ($1.25 for a small mug), while a glass of Pilsner Urquell unwinds a long evening ($3).
Posies' menu captures the attention of food-minded munchers with egg-and-cheese breakfast bagels with Tillamook cheddar ($4.50), light caprese sandwiches with pesto and mozzarella atop tomatoes and basil ($7), and famous buttermilk biscuits served every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon. Hungry ears can be sated every Tuesday night through a songwriters' round table hosted by Scott McPherson, who's drummed for Beck, Elliot Smith, and M. Ward. Through its flavors and sounds, Posies thoroughly encourages patrons to wet the whistle, feed the stomach, and ensconce the senses in a cozy arena of foot-resting reprieve.
- I'm happy to report that Posies is a very Portlandish place: dedicated to precious little details and particularly fun for the wee little ones. From the delicate pastries to the intimate kids room (with chalkboard wainscoting) to the little tin trash can in the bathroom that is labeled "for ladies' things," the whole place is almost too cute for words. – Cornelius Swart, Sentinel
- The welcoming staff, cozy nooks for reading/talking/people watching, the outstanding coffee, amazing baked goods are such a boon for our little hamlet in North Portland. What I love best about Posies--it is a true neighborhood spot. It is a place for EVERYONE...Posies is a true neighborhood treasure. – k's mom, Urbanspoon
- It definitely doesn't hurt that they make some of the best white chocolate mochas in town. They've got some killer baked goods that they get from a nearby bakery and make their own vegan and gluten free goods in house. – Samantha O., Yelp