Thursday, October 2, 2014

Brew D Licious – St. Petersburg, FL


We both had the day off yesterday, so we went to St. Pete to check out the Chihuly Collection (we bought a deal on LivingSocial that gave us 2 tickets for $15 – you can buy them here.) We had originally planned to grab breakfast before at Central Coffee Shoppe, but a sign taped to their door said that they are closed Monday through Wednesday this week. 

So we checked Yelp to find somewhere else to eat and discovered Brew D Licious down the street.  I am so happy we discovered this place!  I love their mascot on the sign – a bumble bee hyped up on caffeine holding 6 cups of coffee (or they may be 6 espresso shots).  It is clear before walking in that they’re a bit sassy – a sign in the window says “Yes We’re Open! B*tches!”

The interior is cozy and inviting with eclectic art and furnishings.  Inspirational quotes are scattered throughout with sayings like “Don’t look back – you’re not going that way.”  The counter is made of a beautiful patchwork of different woods.  A print of the famous photo of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been tweaked to add a cup of Brew D Licious coffee in her hand. 

The owner, Brigitte, is very knowledgeable about her coffees.  I got an iced mocha which was fantastic.  And when Lance requested a few ice cubes to cool down his extra hot coffee, she offered him coffee cubes to keep it from getting diluted.  

I had a ginger & lemon glazed carrot cake muffin – it was nice and moist with coconut, walnuts, pineapple, raisins, and applesauce baked in. 

A company called The Hole Donuts sells donuts at Brew D Licious on Wednesdays.  Lance had an “Elvis” donut – peanut butter filled topped with a peanut butter glaze, sliced bananas, and crumbled bacon.  Probably the best donut I’ve had in my life. 

After our sweet treats and coffees, we visited the Chilhuly Collection.  I had been a few years back when it first opened, but this time they actually allowed us to take photos!  It’s not a huge museum, but the pieces are beautiful and definitely worth seeing in person.

Brew D Licious is located at 667 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 and is open 7am – 4pm Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm Saturday, and 9am – 1pm Sunday.   

The Chihuly Collection is located at 400 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 and is open 10 – 5pm Monday through Saturday and 12 – 5pm on Sunday.   

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