Starting the week off right with a freshly brewed coffee is important for some of us. I know it is for me. That extra boost of energy is sometimes necessary. So where can you get it in Cedar Rapids & Marion? Starbucks and Dunkin are easy to find throughout the area and these are wonderful options. If you are in a hurry and need to swing through a drive through, these are two options you can always consider.
On the other hand, some residents also enjoy a slow morning, soft background music, the same table each morning to work or even read, and additional aesthetics. If you are looking for something like this each day, you are in major luck. Cedar Rapids and Marion are home to numerous popular local businesses that thrive in our community!
Dash Coffee Roasters, Brewhemia, Café Saint Pio, Lightworks Cafe, & Wit’s End to name a few. Each of these local destinations have fascinating features that make them a “must visit”. Dash Coffee Roasters first location in Kingston Village (120 3rd Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404) provides premiere drinks and some delicious scones. They have recently expanded to Veritas in Cedar Rapids as well as an Iowa City location. Their large storefront windows welcome the warming sunlight each morning. Brewhemia in the heart of Newbo (1202 3rd St. SE #101 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401) offers up one of the best breakfast burritos in the nation! Brewhemia also has a new tenant coming soon – that being The Olympic Theater where weddings, music, & community events will take place soon. Café Saint Pio can be found on the main strip of the historic Czech Village (99 16th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52401). This unique coffee shop is one of the newest additions of those listed above, providing a “quaint” feel for visitors. With an excellent menu variety, this location is sure to stick around for a long time.
As you venture away from the Newbo and Czech Districts, you will not have to venture far in order to discover Lightworks Café. Not only do they serve custom beverages you may find at other cafes, but they have unique specials each month that are always a tasty surprise. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast or lunch, Lightworks Café is a great choice. This café will open their doors to let the fresh air in throughout the warmer seasons. Lightworks Café is located at 501 7th Ave. SE Suite B Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.
That is enough for Cedar Rapids but let’s not forget about a “homey” location in Marion. When you pullup to 630 10th St. Marion, IA 52302, you may be confused for a moment as this appears to be a house. Why would your GPS bring you here? Take one step inside and you will quickly realize why. Wit’s End Coffeehouse offers up a unique coffee experience. While serving multiple delicious drinks, guests may sit in various rooms on the main level, making it feel as if you are enjoying a coffee from the comfort of your own home. With locally grown ingredients and homemade dishes, you will not be disappointed by this one of a kind coffee shop.
Why is this important? Why did we write about this? We did this because many of you may be new to the area and are in search of your new “spot”. Somewhere you can enjoy your morning, afternoon, or evening. Somewhere where you can finish that novel or work on that project due at week’s end. Each of these destinations have a seat waiting for you. We love to support local business here in Cedar Rapids and Marion! The other reason we presented this to you is because Q4 Real Estate, LLC offers many rentals just minutes or even seconds from these locations. With luxury rentals in Kingston Village, Newbo, and in Marion, we will place you near to your favorite place to get your Monday morning coffee without having to drive in most cases. If you are still in search of a new apartment, consider taking a look at www.Q4rentals.com and see what the hype is about! Speaking for our team, I highly recommend all these local businesses.
Did you forget you cup of joe this morning? Stop by one of these locations now and make this a good week!
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