CAPITOL PIAZZA & ORCHARD - Since 2008, Oriole has been at the forefront of the third wave coffee movement and a major proponent of hand-picked beans from coffee growing regions around the world. They roast their beans themselves and take their brewing very seriously with talented baristas whipping up everything from single-origin specialty coffee shots to bottles of cold brewed Taishio M.A.D. made with espresso, macadamia, almond and date milk.
Why you should come here:
The coffee here is so good that they even supply a few other cafes in town with their blends, so this is a great place to grab an invigorating cup to go or chill out during a workday (or shopping spree) coffee break. The menu includes a mix of American comfort classics, so you can expect all-day breakfast dishes, sandwiches like Reubens and B.L.Ts, Fish Tacos, and pastas like the Capellini Crabmeat and Beef Cheek Tagliatelle.
What we love:
We don’t love the food here, but the coffee is great. The tasting bar at the Somerset location is pretty awesome because they’ve got coffee experts on hand to explain the various beans and blends and serve up different versions of their featured coffee. It really adds a personal and professional touch to the experience.
There is free Wi-Fi at the Somerset location, so it’s also a great spot to chill out for a few hours. Plus they have great happy hour with one-for-one beer and wine specials daily from 3pm onwards.