WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Coffee rules. Especially at 7 am on a Monday. Or 9 a.m on a weekend you’re your morning cuppa soothes the soul.
Who Brews The Best Coffee In Dutchess?
Bank Square Coffeehouse, Beacon
Blackboard Cafe, Wappingers Falls
The Ugly Mug, Poughkeepsie
We asked for your favorites; three are now in the running in our DVlicious contest for best coffeehouse in Dutchess. Each is being profiled this week. Let your fingers do the clicking while you sip, savor – and vote.
Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. You are allowed to vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It "Strong": While comfort foods like Bananas Foster French Toast, prime rib au jus, and crispy chicken man 'n' cheese -- not to mention homemade scones and muffins -- are its main attraction, Blackboard Café still serves a mean cup of Joe.
Owner/chef Andrew Rizzo, who named his snug, homey café on the village’s main drag as an homage to his former career as a teacher, makes it with roasted and ground Colombian beans from Java Medic Eurocoffee, a Mahopac-based business. And there’s no better way to warm up – and store up calories for the winter – than with a frothy cappuccino and the café’s famed rainbow cookie cheesecake made by pastry chef Dana Charres.
Get A Cuppa: 2649 East Main St., (845) 632-6598; www.theblackboardcafeinc.com .
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