Wicked Cool Beans
An independent coffee shop where they roast their own beans and paw prints leading the way (notice the steps) will lure me in everytime. My husband, Luke and I are huge coffee drinkers and love to try different places. I frequently visit coffee shops and Cool Beans is high in the rotation. Great coffee, usually two choices on drip. I have never had a bad cup of joe here, my only complaint is I wish they would offer organic coffee. They do have organic teas.
Great vibe in the shop, it always has energy but never too crowded that you can't find a seat. One of my favorites things about Coffee Beans is they are dog friendly. I don't just mean outside in the back on their awesome patio, your four legged friends are allowed inside. Our three Boston Terrier pups love hanging on the patio and the trees provide nice shade for them.
I tried a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. Healthier than your average cookie with garbanzo bean and tapioca flour for the main ingredient, but still a Paleo cheat since legumes are not allowed. It was egg and dairy free for those who are lactose intolerant. Tasted good although a bit doughy, lacking that brown sugar taste, nonetheless it cured my sweet craving.
There is also a wonderful farmers market on Saturday mornings, one of the few that is year round. Great place to check out if you are near the Marietta Square or worth a little drive. If you are lucky you may run into Alton Brown!