I need to be in Old Town Peoria this morning at 8:00, so I leave the house at my usual way-to-early time in the morning and head that way. I like to get where I'm going before traffic gets bad, and I can always find a coffee shop to work from, right?
This morning I criss-crossed South Peoria for 20 minutes before finding It's a Grind on Thunderbird and 84th Ave. (technically it's probably considered north of South Peoria, but it's the closest I could find!)
The quick review:
a clean, wobble-free table, a strong cup of coffee, a friendly girl behind the counter, free wi-fi, blue-sy music at a reasonable volume, and the only option in this part of town..! Overall, better than average in just about every category, although nothing stands out to me as outstanding, or very different from any other coffee shop.
ps. Safeway at 83rd & Cactus displays a big sign advertising their cafe inside. Here's a tip: what Safeway calls a 'cafe', other stores refer to as a deli. sheesh.
Your grateful for this cup of joe Realtor,