I was happy to see a new coffee place going in on my side of town, the decidedly gourmet coffee neglected northwest corridor. It was right on the preferred route to the interstate, at 105th and Blair High Road. I couldn't have been happier to see the "Cherry Bean Coffee" sign go up. It took me quite awhile to visit, because I actually thought there was no room for a drive-thru. But when I did finally check it out, boy was I impressed. First of all, the coffee actually stood up to my high starbucks-like standards. I prefer Starbucks, but also enjoy Caribou. To me, Crane and Scooters can be sometimes weak or uneven tasting. I was pleased with the quality and consistency of expresso drinks I was getting at Cherry Bean Coffee. Then, I ordered the scones, and later, the muffins and cookies. Wow! These were MUCH better than the pastry selections at the big coffee houses. These Cherry Bean selections were delicious, light, flavorful, very homemade tasting. The store also serves sandwiches, and smoothies along with other deli items.
Next time you're near Irvington, or on your way to Blair, check out CHERRY BEAN COFFEE. If you love coffee, or just a good pastry item...you'll be glad you did!