Coffee & Treats in Omaha


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  • The Tea Smith
    The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith searches out loose-leaf teas from all over the world—and he says he has to consciously limit himself as he fills the shops' stock of about 150 teas. But it wasn't long ago that Tim didn't even like tea. "I thought tea was brown water and a bag," he confesses. It took a gift for his wife to change that. "I was traveling for business, it was around Valentine's day, and I was married long enough to know that you don't come home empty-handed," he says. So he bought her some loose-leaf tea and the right accessories to brew it. "She made me try it, and it was surprising," he says. "It was not that stuff in a bag. It had some character and some taste to it." He began researching, and realized that tea—already the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water—was experiencing a resurgence in the United States. While many tea spots have British or Japanese themes, Tim decided to open a tea shops with a "comfortable contemporary" vibe, where people could enjoy hot, iced, and bubble teas with friends. For at-home brewing, visitors can shop for classic teas such as Earl Grey, sample more unusual flavors such as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” (an oolong), or browse seasonal blends such as pumpkin spice, cranberry cream, and fireside chat. The shops also stocks travel tea mugs, teapots equipped with infuser baskets, and unglazed Chinese YiXing clay pots that enhance the tea’s flavor. Tim knows that many people who walk into the shop are unfamiliar with loose-leaf tea and may not be sure what they'll like—which is why he only hires tea enthusiasts. "Part of their training is to come in and drink each of the teas, and make notes on the flavor profiles," he says. That way, the staff can recommend blends suited to each customer's palate, rather than having to analyze a Rorschach tea-blot test. In addition to events including an annual blending contest, they also run periodic Tea 101 sessions that introduce attendees to the "history, the myths, the legends, and the lore of tea," says Tim.
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    1118 Howard St.
    Omaha, NE US
  • Caffeine Dreams
    Warm up with a better coffeehouse brew at Caffeine Dreams, a cool, off-the-beaten-path coffee shop. Caffeine Dreams is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Caffeine Dreams. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Caffeine Dreams' al fresco patio seating. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. You won't feel cramped at Caffeine Dreams, even with a large party — the coffee shop is perfect for large groups. Caffeine Dreams offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Call Caffeine Dreams for catering if you have a big event coming up. For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Caffeine Dreams — most prices are under $15. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
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    4524 Farnam St
    Omaha, NE US
  • Bear Creek Coffee
    One of the more inexpensive restaurants in Omaha, visitors of Bear Creek won't break the bank for a satisfying meal and delightful experience. Whether you are visiting for the good quality, friendly service, or both, you'll always leave this restaurant happy. Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Great Plains weather is suitable. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. Most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and if you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. A highly-regarded option for breakfast, Bear Creek definitely stands out from the rest. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Would you rather pedal your way there? Bicycle parking is also offered.
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    14505 F St
    Omaha, NE US
  • Bruegger's
    If you are in search of a good meal that won't break the bank, then look no further than Bruegger's on N 114th St. Whether you are heading there for the good quality, friendly service, or both, you will never leave this restaurant unsatisfied. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, while the final tab shouldn't be too bad, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh. In fact, you should easily be able to enjoy a good meal for nine or ten bucks, and can probably get in and out for just a fiver if you try. Most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. In addition to its standard menu that's well-suited for take-out, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar. One of the tastier chains in the area, chances are you won't walk away from this Bruegger's disappointed.
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    228 N 114th St
    Omaha, NE US
  • Cherry Bean Coffee
    A culinary gem, Cherry Bean Coffee in Omaha is a highly-rated spot for fabulous coffee and good tea. Stop in for the excellent quality and stay for lightning-fast service. You'll be a regular at Cherry Bean before you know it. In addition to its outdoor seating, most people will share that the restaurant's also defined by its daily specials and roasted approach. According to most guests, business casual attire is recommended. Also, though the prices are considered low, you won't sacrifice any quality. With healthy items on the menu, there really is something for every preference. All things considered, making a trip to Cherry Bean is never a bad call.
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    7110 N 102nd Cir
    Omaha, NE US
  • Lamar's Donuts
    For an American goodie that everyone loves, head to Lamar's Donuts for donuts served fresh out of the oven. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Lamar's Donuts' menu does not offer low-fat options. Hop online in no time using Lamar's Donuts' free wifi. Lamar's Donuts is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
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    17202 Audrey St
    Omaha, NE US

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