Mocha Mott’s

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When I was in Martha’s Vineyard, I was taken by all of the quaintness of shops and stores, and especially the Gingerbread Houses. But after all the strolling in the crisp weather, you need a warm cup of something. So, I went to Mocha Mott’s in Oak Bluffs.

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This little coffee shop carries all organic and fair trade coffee, along with homemade baked goods and some light, cafe foods for breakfast and lunch. Positivity, good vibes, and chill tunes are what they like the cafe to be fueled by, while fueling you with some caffeine. 

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I ordered a Cappuccino, complete with their signature logo-ed cup. Nice, rich espresso, topped with some frothy foam. Win. Win. 

The Shorts:
Name: Mocha Mott’s
Location: 10 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Now, I’m not in Martha’s Vineyard often, at all, but, if I’m back, I’ll certainly pop by for another coffee, and the next time, a baked good treat.
Would I recommend it? Yes, a nice spot to sit a relax for a minute to enjoy your drink and snack, or, pick up a quality drink to go. 

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The Bee’s Knees Baking Company

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I passed this place a number of times before finally having my curiosity get the better of me. I mean, I do find the phrase “the bee’s knees” pretty adorable, so, when I saw there was a cafe with that name, well, I had to check it out. They have a location in the West Village, but I went to their newest store in Gramercy. 

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The store itself is small and quaint, with a strip of seating along the wall. They have coffee from Counter Culture (also found at Everyman Espresso), pastries, and even wine and charcuterie.

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They’re most well known for their baked goods, specifically their Cake-cups. I didn’t know about these treats, and unfortunately my stomach wasn’t up for it at the moment, so, I couldn’t try one. I know, I know. But, now that I know about them, I can always go back. 

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There’s always room for a Cappuccino, though. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Bee’s Knees Baking Company
Location: 347 Third Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, I really liked the vibe here, very relaxed and more homey than some other coffee shops.
Would I recommend it? Yes, and, if cake and coffee isn’t your thing (get your head checked), maybe some wine, beer, cured meat and cheese will do the trick.