Three To Try: Coffee Shop Breakfasts

October 2, 2015


Welcome to new a segment on the blog: Three To Try!

Three To Try will be a weekly blog post shared every Friday (and sent out as a newsletter – sign up here!) that helps answer that question, “Where should we go to breakfast this weekend?” I get asked this question so often – by friends and co-workers, over e-mail and through Twitter, even by myself (yes, I use my own blog to find breakfast) – that I figured we need a quick way to answer it.

Each week I’ll highlight three spots to try. Maybe they’re new spots, maybe they’re old ones, maybe it’s something obvious or a complete unknown. Maybe they’ll be themed or maybe just a random collection of interesting places to go. I’ll pull from recent news, old blog posts, other articles I’ve written. I’ll have some guests writers chime in. The goal is to get everyone exploring. So, without further ado…

Three to try this weekend: Coffee Shop Breakfasts

1. Colin’s Coffee – Colin’s, and Colin himself, urges you to bypass the Starbucks drive-through and support local coffee shops. He makes everything the big chains do, including all your pumpkin spice lattes and what have you. He supplements with pastries and breakfast sandwiches. I like the Deluxe Coffee (with steamed milk, vanilla, and cinnamon) and the McRoy Breakfast Sandwich (a Block’s Bagel, egg, cheese, and bacon).

2. Bexley Coffee Shop – Nikki and Maria’s little coffee shop is bright and colorful, with a nice new patio. They serve Thunderkiss coffee (including some custom roasts) for their brewed and espresso drinks. They make quiche and cinnamon rolls and cookies, and if you go the right days (Tuesday and Friday, I think), you can get coffee bombs: little sugar-rolled espresso coffee cakes.

3. Red Velvet Cafe – Red Velvet downtown is an extension of a shop in Pickerington (also worth a visit). They specialize in excellent cupcakes, panini sandwiches (like chicken or Filipino pulled pork), and avocado toast (see the top photo!). The cafe also recently debuted a Filipino weekend brunch, the only one I know of in the city. That alone is reason enough to explore it!

Need more ideas? Re-visit the List of Reviews. Happy Breakfasting!

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