9 Items on Saints Rest’s Secret Menu

Saints Rest, Grinnell’s favorite local coffee house, offers specialty drinks not listed on the main menu. Here are 9 of the best.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

5. PBR

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Tip: You can always add extra shots of espresso to your favorite drink for just 60¢.

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