Store Opening

May 11, 2008|By [ERICA NUSGART]

SARATOGA COFFEE

222 Saratoga, 222 E. Saratoga St. / / Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday / / 410-332-7155

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THIS NEW, QUAINT COFFEE SHOP IN THE recently renovated 222 Saratoga condominum building has a charming setting. The shop carries both an assortment of deli sandwiches and natural beverages.

"We carry Italian sodas, natural juices and teas," says Maria Tembra, assistant manager. "We pulled away from the Coke and Pepsi kind of thing because no one here drinks that stuff."

Saratoga Coffee carries everything from its signature, freshly brewed Zeke's Coffee to the sinful Mochiatto. Customers can also get the exotically flavored Chai Tea, Russian Tea Latte and Golden Latte. Drinks range from $1.65 to $4.75.

In addition, the shop also sells cards, gifts and hand selected books recommended by the store staff.

For those with a sweet tooth, Saratoga Coffee offers savory French chocolates made by local chocolatier Cacao Lorenzo. It also offers Pembras Sweet treats, an assortment of candies by local chef Tina Perry.

"Our idea is to sell as much local products as possible," says Tembra.

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