I’ll be the first to admit that my basic little heart is addicted to Starbucks. I have the app and signed up for their Stars Rewards program so I can spend all the money there. And if you’re okay with spending a lot of money on coffee, it’s worth it. But it really is a basic cookie cutter.
Then there is Dutch Bros, which I cannot support based solely on how their baristas are trained to treat customers. I’m a shredded person with a jovial disposition, but their level of cheerfulness is just a little too much. Crushing. But it works for some people.
Human Bean and Black Rock have great coffee, but there’s nowhere to sit and relax with your drink. Honestly, there are a ton of cafes in Treasure Valley that have their pros and cons, but there’s one I never hear brought up in a conversation.
Royal Coffee Co in Meridian is an underrated gem that deserves its flowers. First of all, it’s inside the Village. A prime location for shopping and people-watching, Royal Coffee Co is right in the center of the action to fuel your retail therapy and passers-by (you know you are doing this and that’s good) . No judgment on you being a judge).
The coffee itself is tasty with a variety of syrup flavors to enhance your drink, but I have to say that the fact that you can customize an energy drink is what I love the most about the menu. Red Bull Grapefruit is refreshing and I highly recommend it.
Before you complain about not offering pastries, sandwiches or whatever, they literally share the space with Rice Works and Calle 75 Tacos. And both of these options are better than some rinky dink pastries.
So if you are looking for a relaxing weekend coffee experience, Royal Coffee Co is for you. Grab your drink, take a seat, watch everyone and make your judgment, maybe grab a few tacos or curry, then take your drink with you while you shop the Village or shop. It’s quite an experience that begins with your craving for caffeine.
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