The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is now offering a “high-touch, personalized drive-thru experience” at its South Lamar location. Anyone who has been to the S. Lamar locale will immediately wonder, as I did, where the eff did they put that?! Never fear, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is better than that.
Here’s how it works: patrons simply pull up to the curb, where a friendly Coffee Bean attendant stands ready to take their order. Moments later, another CBTL attendant brings the perfect beverage or a fresh pastry or bakery item of their choice. Speaking of pastries, not that I encourage eating them–but if you’re going to have one it might as well be free–CB&TL is giving away a free croissant or bagel with every “drive-thru” order this week! Today through Friday, 7-11am, buy some coffee or tea and get a free brecky biscuit.
Lest frequenters of the North Lamar locale feel left out, while they aren’t doing a new-fangled drive-thru, they did introduce a DELIVERY SERVICE a couple months ago. With a $15 minimum, no one has to make like Anna Wintour’s assistant and lug coffee trays–a CB&TL pro can do that for you. For now you have to be within a half mile radius of the corner of North Lamar & 38th Street, and you can order Monday thru Friday from 9am to 3pm.
Also, file it under Austin and Aspen are so inexorably linked, yet another person has written in telling me that they grew up in Colorado but moved to Texas but will always love Colorado. This one lovingly wrote “Even though I married a 10th generation Texan and will therefore never live in any other state – I still very much consider myself a Colorado Granola Girl. :)”
So there you have it. Curbside service at SoLa CB&TL, deliver at NoLa CB&TL, and everyone loves Austin & Aspen.