Downtown Coffee Lounge

DSC05246Anyone who feels the need to gain some cool points definitely needs to check out the new Downtown Coffee Lounge.  I really don’t think I am actually cool enough to hang out there, but I can pretend, can’t I?

Located on the Square at the corner of Erwin and College, the Downtown Coffee Lounge sells coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, pastries, and smoothies.  They even have a frozen espresso that tastes just like a Snickers bar.  I must admit that I have not tried their coffee yet, but I’m not much of a coffee drinker.

Downtown Coffee LoungeWithout a doubt, the coolest thing that the Downtown Coffee Lounge has going for it is it’s awesome decor.  It’s laid out in a way that encourages guests to relax and stay awhile.  It would be a great place to read a book or get caught up on homework.  In the back, there’s even a nice boardroom, which should come in handy for all the legal offices downtown.  I also love the art work displayed on the walls, which are oil paintings of Tyler by Jacqueline Chubirka and are all for sale.

Downtown Coffee LoungeEvery Tylerite seriously needs to check this place out.  Hopefully more businesses will follow suit and help revitalize downtown Tyler.  For more info follow them on Facebook or visit www.downtowncoffeelounge.com.

Downtown Coffee Lounge
200 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX, 75702
(903) 266-9192

Caffe Tazza

DSC04684What’s the best place to go in Tyler for a light brunch and a specialty coffee or tea?  Caffe Tazza, obviously.  Located in the Harley’s shopping center next door to Garden Style (best florist in town, by the way), Caffe Tazza offers a selection of breakfast pastries, muffins, sandwiches, salads, and gelato along with gourmet coffees and teas, and a small selection of wines.

DSC04687Caffe Tazza specializes in what my husband may call ‘chick food’, but that’s probably why I love it so much.  One of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday lunch is at one of their patio tables with my sister and a stack of magazines.  We love to split the veggie sandwich on Ciabatta bread with a side of fruit and either a Chai Granita or a glass of Prosecco, and some days I like to indulge with a scoop of Spumoni gelato to finish things off.

Caffe Tazza is a great spot for unwinding with girlfriends or taking a break from a day of shopping.  If your husbands or boyfriends are brave enough to come with you, they do have some delicious and hearty looking Belgian waffles and omelets, and a yummy turkey bacon avocado croissant that I would consider to be guy-approved foods.  Coffee lovers must try Caffe Tazza’s signature drink, the cappuccino, with perfectly proportioned espresso, thick and creamy steamed milk and foam.  Or, try a pumpkin latte if you are in a seasonal mood.  Caffe Tazza is definitely a must-try for all my lady Tylerites.

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Caffe Tazza
4815 Old Bullard Rd # 107
Tyler, TX 75703-1214
(903) 581-6601