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Crema (2728 SE Ankeny) – A reliable cup of coffee with a large selection of house baked goodies and some of the friendliest baristas in town. I choose the PB Grizzly (a peanut butter and chocolate oat bar), if I’m feeling sweet, or the cheddar corn biscuit if I’m in a savory mood. I skip the daily soups which generally add one too many ingredients (curried carrot, you had me until the raisins).
Bakery Bar (2935 NE Glisan) – Nice big front patio and baristas who definitely care about their product. I go for the atmosphere and weekday baked goods (black pepper biscuit with homemade jam) but forego weekends when it changes to table service. And they have booze.
Floyd’s (118 NW Couch / 1412 SE Morrison) – Two locations featuring one huge plus: a free refill – which is quickly becoming unheard of these days. The delicious and cheap breakfast burrito with soy chorizo for about $3 is a must and the downtown location also carries a solid daily soup.