Back at it again with the coffee shop adventures! This one was an impromptu trip. Chris had heard about this cafe, called Hallowed Grounds Coffee Roasterie, from a friend at work and our previous plans got rained out, so we needed to come up with a Plan B. He told me about this shop located in New Brighton, which is about 20ish minutes from Cranberry. It turns out, my college friend and roommate, Allie, works there when she’s home. We ran into her there… small world, haha.
Anyway, I enjoyed seeing a new shop and exploring a new town. This one was different than most others we go to because they sell their own coffee grounds with all different kinds of flavors. They also have different types of tea bags as well. You can also make your own “butter”, such as honey butter and almond butter.
It was a smaller shop with not many seating areas, but rather than being a cafe, it was more of a shop that you could sit at rather than would. So if you’re an in and out kind of person, you’d enjoy this. But I will say that it is nice to have the option to sit and relax and if it’s busy, you would likely not be able to get a seat. We sat, but it wasn’t busy by that point in the day. Because of that, I give their environment a 6/10.
For their menu choices, they have so many. I’ve never seen so many different iced chai flavors, omg. I want to go back to try them all! I ended up choosing their pumpkin iced chai and it was delish. The flavor hit me, initially, but after a few sips, I got used to it. Very, very happy with all the different choices customers have the option to pick from.
Pumpkin Iced Chai: 8/10
Chris was very excited about his because he loves Oreos and pretty much anything cookies ‘n cream flavored. He got the cookies ‘n cream iced latte and was in Oreo heaven.
Cookies ‘n Cream Iced Latte: 8/10
Overall, it was a nice little adventure away from home, a bit. Exploring coffee shops in places we have never been before is a crazy cool experience. If you like coffee or tea, I suggest doing it wherever you go rather than just going to the closest Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Who knows, you may find the best coffee or tea you’ve ever had!
Below, I featured a couple photos from our visit to Hallowed Grounds. I have the rest on my Flickr album, alongside my other coffee shop adventure photos.