Coffee is to morning as air is to life, and with multiple chain and local coffee shops in town, our options are almost endless. Even so, Blue Moose Cafe has won BOM voters’ hearts for a second year running.

The Moose offers an extensive variety of lattes and specialty drinks alongside four coffee blends it brews daily: its dark roast house blend, two light-to-medium roasts that change often, and a flavored blend. One flavored specialty in particular has its devotees: the Highlander Grogg, a mouthwatering mixture of rum, butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla flavors that tastes just as delectable as it smells.

To complement your cup of joe, Blue Moose serves an array of breakfast and lunch options including quiche, bagels, and a lip-smacking yogurt and granola bowl topped with grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries and finished off with a drizzle of honey. — JW

248 Walnut Street, 304.292.8999,