Please & Thank You doesn’t play when it comes to their coffee. It’s strong. The music is loud and they don’t serve decaf.
Of their three locations, it’s hard to pick a favorite but lately I’ve been loving the Frankfort Avenue location. The music on the jukebox is always on point, I usually have no trouble grabbing a table and it’s easy to find a parking spot. That being said, each location is unique and oh-so-badass.
The reason I find myself going to Please & Thank time and time again is for the treats. It’s my favorite place for an afternoon coffee meeting since it’s the perfect excuse to try one of their delicious baked goods. Everyone, including me, raves about the cookies but you’re making a mistake if that’s the only sweet treat you grab there. Last week I had one of their lemon bars and nearly died and went to heaven. Having a serious craving? Try a slice of their cakes which always look like they were loving made in your grandma’s kitchen. Not too perfect looking but the perfect mix of buttery frosting and moist cake. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
If you’re there for an afternoon caffeine break, try their ice tea which is something special. And make sure to grab a couple cookies for the road.
Best Spot to Tackle Your Inbox: Quills Firehouse
If you haven’t swung by the new Quills Coffee on Main Street, do it this week. Especially if you’re in need of some quiet time to tackle your inbox or a serious project.
First off, the space is gorgeous. They did an amazing job renovating the old firehouse. It’s a stunning space with high ceilings, crisp subway tile and lots of space for a quick meeting. Plus the patio there is shady and not too hot even on the muggiest of days.
The reason I love it though, is because it has lots of quiet spots to knock out some work. I love dropping in between meetings to focus in for 40 minutes or so and check off a bunch of things on my to-do list. Throw on some headphones and be ready to conquer those projects that you’ve been putting off.
My only knock against Quills is they don’t have skim milk which is great when you’re trying to have a rich, extra foam latte but not when you’re watching your waistline. They do have 2%, soy and almond milk though. Plus, they serve wine too. Perfect for a happy hour meeting on the way out of downtown.
Best Breakfast Spot + My Favorite Latte: Atlantic No5
Atlantic No5 is like my home court. Our office for the last year has been right next door so I am there ALL THE TIME. I get an almond milk latte there at least two times a week. Not only is the space super cozy and welcoming but it’s also my favorite latte in town. It’s the Goldilocks of espresso – not too strong but not weak at all. You can get it with skim, soy or whole milk.
What I really love about Atlantic No5, besides the big city feel and crisp decor, are their breakfast options. The breakfast sammy’s are all delicious. But my weakness is their cinnamon toast. A warm, toasty baguette topped with butter and sugar + cinnamon. It’s not something I indulge in very often but when I do, I put down my phone and close my computer to focus on the food. Their avocado brioche sandwich is another favorite since the egg is always runny and very overcooked.
Don’t have time to sit down? Grab one of their scones. Every day is something new but I’ve never had one I didn’t love. If you can’t make it in for coffee, stop in for lunch. Tons of healthy options that won’t break the bank, like the hummus plate, powerhouse salad or the soup of the day.
Hidden Perk: They always have the New York Times which I skim while waiting for my coffee.