Not to get all East Coast-centric, but very few things start out in Idaho and migrate to Westport.
Java is out to change that.
That’s the name of a small coffeeshop/cafe chain. There are 2 locations in Boise, 1 each in Twin Falls, Hailey and Ketchum.
The spot is 44 Church Lane. Java replaces Wild Pear, which took over from Chef’s Table. One change already announced may help avoid the fates of those 2 places: The entrance will be at street level, not up a flight of steps.
Breakfast includes “Hippie” and “Macho” burritos. The lunch menu will offer salads, something not on the table in Idaho. They’re more into potatoes.
Baked goods — made from scratch — feature 9 varieties of muffins (including raspberry/chocolate chip low-fat sour cream), 8 scones (orange-honey walnut and bacon maple sound great!), and 4 breads.
The coffee is “highest quality, custom roasted free trade and/or certified organic.” Java also sells “all natural loose leaf teas and tisanes.”
Java should be a welcome addition to downtown. Right now, the only real coffee place there is a ginormous chain that started in a state bordering Idaho.
Java’s website will give you a clue to its vibe — and its music.
Though instead of Humble Pie’s “Black Coffee,” I would have preferred a little Al Hirt.
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