Java Coffee & Tea – Breakfast in Boise
If you find yourself in the Boise area of Idaho, whether for business, pleasure, or both, be sure to make a morning visit to one of Java Coffee and Tea’s several locations. If you are in town for a bit of excellent Nordic skiing at Bogus Basin, Javas protein-packed breakfasts and luxurious pastries provide the perfect adventure fuel and post-ski recovery.
The single-origin, house-roasted Blue Sky brew gives a caffeine fix for coffee lovers, while an extensive menu of espresso-milk concoctions and globally sourced teas ensure there’s something hot and frothy to warm every skier’s belly. As Java’s Hyde Park spot is right along the 45-minute route from downtown Boise to Bogus Basin, a pre-ski snack of an après sit-down meal or drink is as convenient as can be.
Besides its reputation as an outdoor adventure mecca, Boise rocks a lively and artistic vibe of which Java is a substantial part. According to founder Todd Rippo, the shop was designed from its 1991 start as a place he would like to hang out in. This means handcrafted baked goods, SoCal inspired breakfast and lunch items (what’s more Californian than the Dirty Hippy Burrito, loaded with Green Chilies, Verde Crème Fraiche and cilantro?) and rock n’ roll tunes bumping all day long.
With a location around the corner from the famed Basque Block—home to America’s largest population of Basque immigrants—Java is at the beating heart of Boise’s unique cultural mélange. Also in the vicinity of this downtown location: a half-dozen breweries, three sushi joints, an open-air art museum, and the wonderfully bizarre Egyptian Theatre, an upscale playhouse adorned with a Pharaoh’s treasures.
Suffice it to say, Boise is a town that should not be missed. Especially if you are a Nordic Skier, but really if you are an adventurer of any type, Boise’s food, feel and gorgeous natural setting are bound to impress—and Java coffee and tea will be there to keep you energized and content every step of the way.