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Apr 14, 2015 2:37 PM

NH1 Top 5: The best coffee shops in Concord


Granite Staters love their coffee. Whether it's something to enjoy on a leisurely afternoon or an essential part of a morning routine, nothing beats a fresh brew of your favorite blend paired with a bagel or croissant sandwich.

This edition of the NH1 Top 5 explores the best coffee shops in Concord. But don't just take our word for it. Give these establishments a shot! (Maybe of espresso?)

NH1.com wants to know which places you think we overlooked.

5) Einstein Bros Bagels

Although a chain, Einstein Brothers has the feel of a privately owned shop. Specialty items include the caramel macchiato, white chocolate mocha and vanilla hazelnut lattes as well as a variety of coffee blends. There are also a variety of egg sandwiches on the menu.

4) Starbucks

Might seem like a generic choice, but the Starbucks on Loudon Road is worth stopping into if you're looking to refuel on caffeine while running errands. This location features a drive-thru for added convenience as well as plenty of seating inside. Starbucks is known for featuring expensive coffee, but it's tough to beat that Pike Place roast.

3) The Works Cafe

Located on Main Street in downtown Concord, The Works Cafe offers an assortment of coffee, caffeinated drinks and sandwiches. According to its website, The Works gets its ingredients from local farms whenever possible. The item that caught our eye on the menu: the "brain freeze frozen coffee shake."

2) White Mountain Gourmet Coffee

Located just before the intersection of Pleasant and South Main Street, White Mountain has a consistenly expansive selection of coffee from around the world. According to its website, White Mountain's coffee beans come from Brazil, Peru, Gautemala, Kenya and more. The shop also features a bakery that serves up a variety of muffins, bagels, scones, cinnamon rolls and cupcakes. A number of sandwiches are also available.

1) True Brew Barista and Cafe

With locations at Bicentennial Square and at Gibson's Bookstore on Main Street, True Brew Barista has something for every coffee, tea and other specialty beverage connoisseur out there. True Brew uses a variety of techniques to brew coffee such as drip brew, french press, pour over and cold brew. House specialties like The Robert James (white chocolate and butterscotch) and the Fluffy Bunny (toasted marshmallow and caramel) are just a few of the creative flavors added into the coffees. Loose leaf teas and tea lattes are available as well as a number of smoothies. The Bicentennial Square location also features a full breakfast and lunch menu to go along with the coffee and teas. True Brew also has live music from time to time, which is definitely worth checking out.


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