Echelon Coffee Shop
I love coffee shops. I love to see what special items they have on the menu and see how creative they can get with seasonal offerings. I was on the north side of town this past week when a sudden urge for good coffee hit me, and I was lucky enough to stop at this fantastic place called Echelon where I found a very well put together menu of not only coffee drinks but food as well. As I spoke with the owner and head roaster, Joe West, I discovered he had quite the imagination for fun menu items, so here are the ones that stood out for me: Autumn Sparkler is a sort of mocktail almost, with flavors like blackberry sage, orange, a double shot of espresso and finished with Topo Chico sparkling water. Also, for those hot cocoa lovers, the Campfire Cocoa is topped with a house-made marshmallow that is toasted for those fire notes. And finally, the Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Bowl uses a base of pumpkin Greek yogurt, topped with house made pumpkin spice granola and maple syrup.