Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, smoothies, ice cream, and more at Rocky River Coffee Co.. This Groupon is valid at the location in Harrisburg and in Concord (the Concord locale has a drive-thru).
Rocky River Coffee Co. is dedicated to providing high-end gourmet coffee, freshly baked goods, and sweet treats, served by a top-notch staff to a world plagued with the bitter indifference of soul-less coffee chains. Operating under the motto "Friends don't let friends drink corporate coffee," Rocky River brews up free-trade gourmet coffee that is roasted and packaged in North Carolina. Rocky River's beverage selection features coffees, coffee/ice-cream hybrids, smoothies, and more. The Rocky River ($5.66 for a medium including tax), the shop's signature beverage, mixes two shots of espresso and your choice of Tony's Ice Cream, a North Carolina staple since 1915 that the shop serves in eight different flavors (one scoop in a bowl is $2.16 including tax). For less-dense sips, take a bag of Rocky River's custom roasted coffee home to fend off bouts of narcolepsy, such as a one-pounder of Carolina Morning ($14), or fill your mouth with a chai-tea latte (a medium is $4.58 with tax).
In addition to an array of liquidables, owner and native New Yorker, Dave Damone, stocks the shelves with bagels from the great state of Long Island ($1.79 each with cream cheese, including tax). The doughy, boiled roundies are frozen and flown in so they can be baked and served up crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Rocky River also provides outdoor patio seating, live music, and free WiFi to all of its customers.
Six Insider Pagers give Rocky River five stars.
- Great place! Stop by often and will continue to frequent this business. I love their hot chocolate and their selection of tasty treats to go with your drink. – Jen J., Insider Pages
- This is a nice little local coffee shop to sit and enjoy a drink with some friends and good conversation! The staff is friendly and quick with your order! – Jennifer B., Insider Pages
Rocky River Coffee Company
Rocky River Coffee Company's signature drink blends ice cream and coffee for a sweet pick-me-up. In addition to this, customers stop in for a range of coffee, all made with gourmet beans roasted and packaged locally. These drinks complement a range of sandwiches and pastries, including bagels brought in straight from New York.