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 $6, you get $12 worth of barista beverages and café fare at SiP Coffeebar, located in the Keg House of the historic Grain Belt Brewery Complex.
SiP Coffeebar is an independently owned and operated java joint, serving up tasty bean-juice beverages made from organic and locally roasted coffee, as well as freshly made bakery bites, sandwiches, salads, and soups. For a no-frills caffeine fix, throw back a couple shots of classic espresso ($1.75/medium), or tempt your tasters with a specialty drink such as a raspberry almond latte, caramel latte, or Nutella mocha ($3.45/medium). Impeccably pair liquid power with the sweetness of homemade scones ($1.80) and gooey chocolate-chip cookies ($1.50 for three), or couple coffee with a protein-packed bagel sandwich ($3–$3.75) that will give your step the extra pep it needs to avoid back-breaking sidewalk cracks. All sandwiches, such as the veggie sandwich ($5), are made fresh and served on your choice of a baguette, croissant, multigrain, focaccia, or ciabatta bread, or wrapped up like a strongman wrestling an anaconda. Soup and sandwich combos can be customized for $7.75.
Housed in urban-chic digs that are softened by warm and friendly service, SiP Coffeebar offers an excellent space for friends to gather to discuss how weird triskaidecagons are. Cozy up in a plush red chair while savoring the sweet sensory details of SiP's breakfast and lunch offerings.
SiP Coffeebar is closed on Sundays.