Saints Rest, Grinnell’s favorite local coffee house, offers specialty drinks not listed on the main menu. Here are 9 of the best.
The 9 drinks below are part of Saints Rest’s “secret menu,” known only to the coffee house’s veterans. Give them a try–they’ll deliver the expected caffeine jolt, and they’ll add some unexpected spice and flavor to your order.
1. Dark Chocolate Steamer
If you like hot chocolate, you’ll love this drink. It’s a molten mix of rich and creamy chocolate, perfect for a cold autumn evening.
2. Last Sipper
Espresso and brown sugar with a touch of whipped cream. Order this highly caffeinated drink as part of your final meal before midterms.
3. Dirty Chai
A chai latte mixed with espresso. Combining the best tea with the strongest coffee, this drink is anything but “dirty”–to caffeine addicts, it’s sacrosanct.
4. Orange Dreamsicle
French vanilla and orange flavoring in a cream soda. Enjoy this taste of childhood when the pressure of Grinnell starts to get a little overwhelming.
Sorry, Grinnell hipsters, you can’t order Pabst Blue Ribbon at Saints Rest, but this drink is just as cool. Pineapple, banana, and raspberry (PBR) flavoring in Italian soda make a perfectly fizzy summertime concoction.
6. St. PeTurtle
A chocolate, hazelnut, and coconut mocha. Ask for the Saint PeTurtle on the rocks. It’s how Saint Peter would have wanted it.
7. Perfect Cappuccino
The perfect cappuccino has very specific ratios. Order this to get just the right mix in your next cup of this classic coffee house specialty
8. Mary Magdalene
A honey, cinnamon, and brown sugar latte. A little spice with a whole lot of nice. (We’re purposefully avoiding a conspiracy theory joke on this one.)
9. Dead Man’s Float
Ice cream “drowning” in espresso, whipped cream, and caramel. This drink is only available when Saints Rest is carrying ice cream, making it a rare treat.