1. Biggby Coffee, Lima
Location: 717 N. Cable Road
Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Open since 2009, Biggby has quickly become the stop for coffee. With a huge variety of coffee drinks, patrons can choose to have it hot, iced or frozen. The most popular drink is the Caramel Marvel which features caramel and espresso. Try one of two new drinks — the mint chip freeze which tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream or the coffee chip freeze which is a frozen coffee latte with chocolate chips for the coffee lovers out there. Loyalty also wins you free coffee with the frequency program. Your 13th cup of coffee is free. You can choose any drink, up to 24 ounces.
2. Kewpee, Lima
Location: 111 N. Elizabeth St., 2111 Allentown Road, 1350 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima
Phone: Elizabeth St.: 419-228-1778; Allentown Road: 419-227-9791; Bellefontaine Ave.: 419-229-1358
Hours: Elizabeth St.: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday; Allentown Road: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Bellefontaine Ave.: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Highlights: Cheap and hot — Kewpee’s coffee is a staple for many Limaland residents. If you aren’t into fancy coffee drinks but like your coffee simple and good, then this is the coffee for you. Stop in for a cup, take a sip and smile.
3. Starbucks, Lima
Location: 730 W. Market St.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Highlights: Located in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Starbucks has the same great taste and variety people have come to expect from the franchise. The most popular drink is the Caramel Mochiattio which is a vanilla drink with espresso drizzled with caramel. New drinks are added all the time as the menu changes every three months. They also serve tea, smoothies and a small selection of pastries.
Honorable Mentions: McDonald’s, region; The Meeting Place on Market, Lima; Speedway, region