Sometimes a cup of average Joe just won’t do the trick. And who wants to drink stale, barely warm coffee that has been sitting in the pot at the service station for four hours anyway? Thankfully, these five restaurants with coffee shops on site feature java that is anything but average.
Storico, New York, New York
Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar is tucked away inside the New York Historical Society adjacent to Storico, its sister operation where its products are also served. However, this java joint is a worthy destination on its own for caffeine fiends. Signature drip coffee is made with a proprietary blend of beans from Nicaragua, Brazil, and Sumatra, which yields a spicy, smoky, nutty flavor, and a smooth finish. The bar is equipped with La Marzocco espresso machines imported from Florence, ensuring a high ratio of God shots to good shots. Make a reservation at Storico.
Tre Rivali, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rise and grind at Tre Rivali Café, located next door to the restaurant. Both are overseen by executive chef Heather Terhune, a Top Chef alum, so expect choice eats, like Italian- inspired breakfast sandwiches and housemade energy bars. However, java junkies come for high-intensity red eyes, artfully composed lattes, and bracing cold brew. Make a reservation at Tre Rivali.
Beatrix, Chicago, Illinois
Their Coffee Bar ain’t no regular coffee bar. Featuring beans from local roasters Intelligentsia and Metropolis, the menu goes beyond simple lattes and cappuccinos. Think honey and cinnamon lattes, Mexican iced coffee, matcha iced lattes, turmeric lattes, and butter-boosted Bulletproof coffee – not to mention pour overs galore and nitro cold brew. Pair one of those with a honey butter cinnamon roll and you’ll be able to tag the ensuing Instagram with #bestlife. Make a reservation at Beatrix.