Coffee Shop/Drive Thru Favorites

Location, location, location--is that what drives your choice of favorite places to get a coffee fix?

Location is probably most important if you frequent a drive-thru, but if your desire is to do a little computer work while enjoying a brew, strong wifi with plentiful electric outlets may be what drives you.  I've also heard people express desires to have a quiet spot to unwind at a table that doesn't wobble.

Personally, picking up a quick mocha or latte is a rare, special treat.  My favorite is Salem Latte, situated on State Street on the backside of Jori Zan's (2376 State St.). It's close to where the majority of my errands take me.

Where do you like to go and why?  Caffeinated Salemites want to know.

Here's a link (click here) to a coffee shop post written by another local blogger.  Read this post on Salem Latte's drive-thru roof.

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15 comments:

Salem Man said...

My favorites are an Americano at either The Little Cannolli or the guy with the stand in front of the capitol.

Anonymous said...

Stumptown coffee -- I agree, Salem Latte is the best! I can't afford not to make my own coffee anymore, but if I do treat myself it's here. I also recently had a plain-old drip coffee from French Press and thought it was absolutely delicious.

Beka said...

Personally, I like the coffee at the Beanery. I usually go to the one on Liberty. Its a hearty coffee flavor that doesn't get covered by the yummy latte additions. I also like Quickie's as a drive through spot on River Rd in Keizer. Plus, I like the name. It makes me giggle. :)

Anonymous said...

Salem's Latte is where it's at. No charge for soy. Trained Stumptown baristas. The owner is very nice.

Missy said...

I'm a Beanery fan, too (only the Liberty one), but the idea of free soy milk might take me to Salem's Latte for a try!

KandN said...

I just wish Salem's Latte was open later than 2PM, but 7AM-2PM are probably the peak hours--as far as coffee is concerned.

Amber said...

Salem Latte is open longer hours now. 7am-7pm on weekdays, 7am-2pm on weekends!

KandN said...

Thanks, Amber! That news makes me h-a-p-p-y!

meshlynn said...

Joe Mocha has great drinks, food and drive-thru service. Their located at the corner of Market and 17th, next to the old Blockbuster video location.

Anonymous said...

The best of the Mid-Valley is a farce. What happened to La Capitale, Da Vinci, Amadeus and Wild pear?

KandN said...

Anonymous, Personally I think it helps if you have a lot of family, friends and employees to help with the "voting". Takes a daily commitment. I'm happy for those I was rooting for and sad for the obvious abuse. I wish the SJ could pay an auditor to go through and delete all the repeats from the same isp addresses. It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Best of the Mid-Valley is simply who can vote the most and the fastest. It is easy to vote over and over with a few mouse clicks. Total joke.

Anonymous said...

Advertising dollars is at the heart of it....look at all the new advertising SJ sold just for the insert alone!

Chuck Bradley said...

Let me preface my comment by admitting to a measure of natural cynicism when it comes to Gannett organizations.

It would be interesting to see if there is a correlation between the "Best of Salem" rankings and advertising dollars spent with S/J. I saw little in the results to suggest an eatery's merit counted for much.

I must agree with Anon.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all of you guys.... K and N said it well... It's how many people you've got one your side with enough time on their hands to vote multiple times.

At my place of business it was found that one could vote once every day from EACH browser on a computer. That could become multiple votes from each person every day if they know the loophole... and businesses that didn't know the loophole were immediately at a disadvantage. This "contest" absolutely boils my blood. Am I the only one shocked at how many wins Orchard Heights Winery took? Sounds very rigged. And just so upsetting to not give credit where credit is due. I want to be happy for the Winery, but even more I want to know the truth!

I also like how the Statesman has nowhere for us unhappy readers to comment on the results. Bah humbug.

-Sophie

PS -- thanks for the update on Salem Latte's hours! Sorry to hijack the comment section.