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Nantucket Coffee Shops

5/31/2024

Nantucket Coffee Shops

Here's another installment by Joe Ricchio, a Maine bon vivant and food editor of the state’s acclaimed Down East magazine. We hope you enjoy his unique perspective.

If you're up in the wee hours, there are some excellent Nantucket coffee shops for enjoying the sunrise. One of the plush chairs at Nantucket Coffee Roasters is an ideal perch to slowly let your senses come back to life with a mug of single origin brew from Nantucket Coffee Roasters. Make it a “light breakfast” with one of their poppy seed bear claws or a warm Danish.

If you've opted to rent bikes and spend the day burning calories, you've earned your reward of a mountain of cake batter ice cream, piled into a delicious, hand-rolled waffle cone at Juice Bar. If it's particularly warm out, you simply cannot go wrong with their milkshake made with fresh orange juice, squeezed to order, and vanilla ice cream.

In the afternoon, head on over to Handlebar Café, another one of Nantucket coffee shops, to enjoy a triple espresso and a coconut water out on their front patio. The staff is friendly, the Wi-Fi is strong, and they don't mind if you hang out for a bit. This is the perfect oasis before heading back to the hotel for a much-needed nap, or spending an hour perusing the captivating selection, or just hanging out with the staff at Nantucket Book Works

-- Joe



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