Got a craving for some great coffee? These five java spots are among the hottest in Springfield. Offering atmosphere and a wide selection of choices, they provide a welcome respite from the daily grind.
#1 Kaldi’s Coffee House is ultra chic and offers a fabulous menu. Keep it green with one of their 10 certified organic coffees with decaf options. Their delicious single-origin coffees come from South America (Brazil and Colombia), Mexico, Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia), and Indonesia (Timor and Sumatra). Kaldi’s flavored coffees include a Highlander Grogg with maple-spice and Jamaican rum tones (regular or decaf), several hazelnut flavors, and a Madagascar vanilla. Delight in their espresso bar with 19 choices plus chai and hot tea. Kaldi’s also serves fruit smoothies, coffee frappes, frozen teas, and tisanes.
You can relax outside on the patio in spring, summer, and fall or lounge inside on one of their comfy couches. Be sure to sample their delectable salads, panini and deli-style sandwiches, quiche, or sumptuous baked muffins. Kaldi’s breakfast menu offers a warm omelet sandwich, oatmeal bar with lots of yummy toppings, and melt-in-your mouth crepes. They also have a kid’s menu for your little ones. Kaldi’s is reasonably priced with a bottomless coffee price of $2.25 and sandwiches ranging from $6-7. They are located at 900 Battlefield Road #132 and are open Monday through Saturday from 6 AM – 10 PM and on Sunday from 8 AM – 10 PM. Read from the link.
#2 Mudhouse Coffee is a downtown social enclave offering more than just a wide variety of coffee blends and fresh roasted drip coffee. Try one their fruit smoothies, expressos, chai lattes, frozen coffee drinks, or a warm bowl of soup. They support Fair Trade and organically grown coffees from South America (Colombia), Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania), Indonesia (Sumatra), Central America (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua), Papua New Guinea, and Mexico.
Hip, slick, and cool, Mudhouse supports local artists and hosts a variety of local events. A popular stop during Art Walk, they are located at 321 E. Walnut St. Enjoy a guaranteed fresh cup of java Monday through Friday from 7 AM to midnight, Saturday 8:30 AM to midnight, and Sunday 8:30 AM to 11 PM. Visit their website and blog at http://www.mudhousecoffee.com/
#3 Big Momma’s Coffee and Expresso is making local news and it’s easy to see why. Big Momma’s offers regular and decaf drip coffee, ten flavored syrups, caffe au lait, espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, café breve, chai, steamers, and a bottomless cup for $2.60. Hungry? Big Momma’s menu offers 15 oh-so-delicious deli-style and panini sandwiches, salads, quiche, soups, and desserts. Vegetarians won’t go hungry here with several tasty selections. Momma’s desserts are fresh-baked and include brownies, scones, cakes, pies, and muffins. And they deliver!
But that’s not all. Big Momma’s Backporch Theatre hosts enjoyable dramatic works and music. Conveniently located at 217 E. Commercial St., they are open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 10 PM. Take a peek at Big Momma’s menu and event schedule on their website: http://www.bigmommascoffee.com/index.html
#4 The Coffee Ethic offers single origin coffees from around the world, house blend drip coffees, espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, and mocha. Other liquid delights include flavored frappes, chai latte, no-sugar-added fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, and steamers. Choose from milk or soymilk, and the ice is free. The Coffee Ethic staff are professional baristas and participate in barista competitions. Also offering delicious baked goods from Nonna’s, another Springfield venue, they can cater your next event.
With a focus on community and global issues, they implement sustainable and recycling initiatives in their operations. For example, Coffee Ethic to-go cups are petroleum-free, 100% recyclable, and wrapped with recyclable cork. In-house coffee is served in ceramic mugs and frappes come in Greenware made from corn plastic, also 100% biodegradable. True to their name, The Coffee Ethics also supports Fair Trade, Coffee Kids (an initiative to improve the quality of life for coffee farming families), and Bikes for Rwanda which provides cargo bikes to coffee farming families. Inexpensive and delicious, The Coffee Ethic is setting new standards for business in Springfield. Located in the heart of downtown at 124 Park Central Square, their hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 10 PM and Sunday 8 AM to 6 PM. Check out their website and blog at http://www.thecoffeeethic.com/
#5 Hebrews Coffee is dedicated to providing exceptional coffee and exquisite ambience. Enjoy a wide variety of coffees (regular and decaf), espressos, chai teas, macchiato, cappuccino, fruit smoothies, limonata, Italian sodas, mochas, hot chocolate, and frozen frappes. Their menu includes sumptuous breakfast items, such as the Breakfast Croissant and Quiche Lorraine, three salads, two wraps served with cottage cheese, and six sandwiches with your choice of cottage cheese, salad, or chips. Dine in or order it to go, you can be certain it will be fresh.
Enjoy live music, conversations with friends, or take advantage of their free WiFi. Hebrews Coffee is warm and inviting with a professional staff of baristas aiming to please. They also provide a conference room for your next meeting. Located in Springfield at 1604 E. Republic Road, they are open Monday through Thursday from 6 AM to 10 PM and Friday through Saturday from 6 AM to 11 PM.