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 $10, you get $20 worth of coffee, tea, sandwiches, and more at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley. The $20 credit comes as a gift card so that you can redeem it over multiple visits.
The Coffee Beanery baristas steam, froth, whip, fluff, and otherwise pour a variety of energizing elixirs, as well as tea and fresh-fruit smoothies ($4–$4.25). Using 100% Arabica beans for flavor and quality, The Coffee Beanery concocts a premium line of lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos that will power you through a morning meeting or 36-hour breakdance marathon—and also indulges more decadent desires with custom caffeinated creations such as the café caramel with whipped cream and chocolate shavings ($3.35–$3.95) or the iced fudge ripple ($3.35–$3.95).
Sippers seeking substance can take advantage of The Coffee Beanery’s many salads, toasted sandwiches, and wraps, such as the turkey bayou with andouille sausage and swiss cheese ($6.79) or the veggie-laced cashew chicken wrap drenched in sesame dressing and wrapped in a sun-dried tomato tortilla ($6.70).
All of the handcrafted hot drinks at The Coffee Beanery can be sipped in peace at one of the café’s tables, which give you both a front-row seat to the staff’s expert milk-foaming techniques and a clear view of any approaching mobs brandishing pitchforks and torches. The Coffee Beanery also sells a variety of whole-bean coffee, including fair-trade and flavored coffees for the discerning home brewer, as well as mugs, presses, and other tantalizing take-homes.
Nine Yelpers give The Coffee Beanery in Berkeley an average of four stars:
The Coffee Beanery
The Coffee Beanery's methods of roasting and brewing coffee transcend from process to artistry. For 36 years, the international chain has roasted its own hand-selected beans at its Michigan headquarters using its trademarked Right Roast technique, in which humans take the place of robots to roast small batches to their peak flavor. Each of their kosher-certified coffee flavors sets taste buds alight without the use of sugar, alcohol, lactose, or glow sticks. Decaffeinated versions drip into cups sans chemicals, as each batch is made with only the Swiss Water Process.
28557 Woodward Ave.
Berkley, Michigan 48072Get Directions