The first warm Saturday of the year invigorated me to go out and enjoy the great City of Green Bay as well as I possibly could, and the best way to start a day of exploration is with a cup of coffee. Kavarna has been on the radar for a long time. The Broadway district is home to many different restaurants and shops I have yet to explore during my time here in town, and Kavarna was no exception. While my husband and I waited for the shops in the mall to open, we stopped in for a quick breakfast and drink.
Upon first glance, it looks like a very small coffee house. There is, however, significant seating behind the counter. The front area of the building is deceiving. Don’t be too scared if you arrive and find most of the first tables you see completely full. There may be somewhere to sit left yet. We showed up in the odd moment between the early risers and the brunch crowd, so getting a seat wasn’t so hard for us.
Their cookie for the day was a chocolate chunk cookie that I ordered for myself as a waystation between the early morning and the anticipated early dinner my husband and I would have at the end of our west side adventures for the day. The name tells you what you’re getting: chunks of chocolate, not little chips. Just enough dough to hold them all together and enough salt in it to counter balance the sweetness of the milk chocolate.
Kavarna is slightly out of our way for a frequent experience, but as far as Green Bay’s coffee houses go, their breakfast options are among some of the best that we’ve enjoyed with local coffee. Any daytime excursion to the Broadway district would be incomplete without a visit to Kavarna. Keep an eye out for them during the farmer’s market season. They’re often out on the street during the Wednesday night market serving drinks to keep you wandering the vendors.
We’ll be seeing them again very soon for just that. Thanks for a great start to a great day.
New Years Day, we had a group of friends with us for the holiday. Brunch options were limited on the holiday, and the group of football fans descending upon the city for the Packers game the next day already began to arrive. We walked up and down the streets of downtown trying to find a table that we could get into in less than an hour. The Creamery, on that day, was not that place. The line was out the door. The wait was longer than an hour for four people.
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