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Shot Tower Coffee

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Philadelphia is apparently the new hot spot for coffee. There are lots of indie shops popping up, and instead of brewing local la colombe, they go for counter culture or stumptown. Amongst one of these newest spots is the gorgeous Shot Tower Coffee. It’s even cool and inviting from the outside. You can enter from this beautiful entrance on the corner or a nicely hidden door on the 6th st side.
This place is surprisingly huge and unbelievably sunny. It’s not one of those teeny shops crowded with lots of tables. It’s really roomy and really only has one giant communal table with individually attached and swivelling benches, and some bar space along the windows. I love how uncluttered it is. They were playing strangely old throwback tunes. We couldn’t possibly believe that the young baristas would have known any of these songs, which probably came out when they were still in the womb.
It’s been sweltering out, so the thought of a hot coffee is quite frightening. Here’s a delicious iced americano.
And here’s an almond croissant that B proclaimed as the best croissant he’s ever had. Or maybe it really was the best almond croissant he’s ever had. Regardless, it’s a great one! Flaky, filled with almond paste, topped with toasted almond sliced, and dusted with powdered sugar, it was rather great. Shot Tower is bright, roomy, friendly, rather peaceful, and serves good coffee and food. What more do you need?
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Kiva Koffeehouse – Escalante

Driving to Bryce Canyon, you drive through a whole lotta nothin. Seriously, it’s just lots of long, winding roads. And then all of a sudden, on the top of a hill, you see Kiva Koffeehouse. It’s a really cool and independent coffee shop and bed & breakfast pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
They make coffee and a few snacks. The offerings aren’t that much. There’s also some crafts and t-shirts and stuff like that. But you can’t beat the view.
There’s indoor and outdoor seating and the shop itself is round and adorable. I hadn’t seen a real coffee shop since Moab, so this was truly a surprise!

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Eklecticafe – Moab

There are plenty of coffee shops in Moab, but none of them are as electic as the Eklecticafe. It’s in a little house and the front yard is a lush and abundant garden, complete with a strange mosaic urn that oozes smoke. Is that dry ice? Or a smoke machine? I don’t know. But I dig it.
The inside is just as kooky. They sell arts and crafts stuff in there as well, so there are display cases full of jewelry and stuff and wares on the walls everywhere. In fact, there isn’t much room to maneuver as you have to go aroun all of this stuff. Seems like a bloody fire hazard to me. When it comes to food, they have hot breakfast items, pastries, and of course, coffee. I got a caramel latte and it as quite tasty. S got an americano, and she said that her americano from the Eklecticafe was her favorite coffee of the entire trip.

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