Dec 23, 2010

Never Have I Ever Blogged Live. From Metto.

…until today.DSC_1837I have found love in the form of coffee.

I’ve always enjoyed coffee, but since I ventured out to Metto, in Mt. Pleasant, I have learned to love coffee. Monday morning, I drove to the nearest coffee shop that didn’t start with S and ends with S. You know where I’m talking about. Ick. Just a few miles away from my house is Metto, an adorable coffee shop that Brandon told me had the best coffee in Charleston. I would have been skeptical of his recommendation as he was not a coffee drinker when we dated, but remembering we had tasted the wonders of Italy’s coffee in January, I figured I could trust now trust him.

After waking up with a sore throat on Monday morning, I wasn’t sure if coffee should be my beverage of choice. Until I spotted the Honey Latte on the menu. How soothing does that sound? I requested a large; thank you Metto for not using stupid terminology to describe your size options. Small, medium, large. Everyone understands that. DSC_1831
So my latte. Superb. Nonfat, yet creamy, sweet, with a touch of spice. All in a paper cup stamped with Metto’s precious M-shaped heart logo. DSC_1838It is now Thursday afternoon and I’m back for my second latte. I was so ready. I marched right up to the counter, disheveled, unwashed hair and all, and requested “that honey latte that I think has crack in it. What’s in it by the way? Is it crack?” “Honey, a little bit of vanilla, and cinnamon,” says the Manager. “And yes, crack,” adds the second Barista.

I couldn’t not blog about this. Given the free internet access, a comfy chair, and extremely friendly baristas, I felt I should stay. DSC_1842And I might as well order a sandwich.DSC_1845Turkey Cranberry Panini: Oven Gold turkey, Swiss cheese, mayo, cranberry chutney, lettuce, tomato on Tuscan bread. $7. Delicious.

For a coffee shop, Metto has a lot of food options. Breakfast items include made-from-scratch muffins, cinnamon rolls, croissants, quiche, bagels, breakfast wraps, and biscotti. And go ahead, order another latte and while you ponder the lunch menu. You can have your choice of a salad, panini, or a wrap with either chips or fresh fruit. Do not forget dessert: chocolate chip cookies, macaroons, dark chocolate brownies, pecan blondies, and whoopie pies. This place is dangerous in the best way.

As I sit here and type this, the jazz rendition of “I’m in Love with a Stripper" is playing. Nobody seems to mind, and I think I like it. This somehow reminds me that I missed my 12 o’clock spin class. Whoops. All jacked up on coffee but no pedaling for me. Is it time to try Zumba?

The barista just informed me that they’d be closed tomorrow. Poof went my coffee buzz. On a better note, I can come back Monday for double stamp day.

What am I coming back for? A third Honey Latte and this. DSC_1834-1Stay tuned.
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30 comments:

  1. lol! Love this! You always make my day with your funny post's! I love you!

    Freaking honey latte sounds amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is this ginger twist tea that I get everytime Im in chicago and its amazing! Its a place called argo tea, and I went there 2 or 3 times a day last time Mike and I were there for new years, I was addicted! It was delish!

    I plan on going twice a day agin, we will be in chicago for 3 days for new years, and the tea place is a walk from the condo we stay at, they prob will remember me! lol

    Merry Christmas! Love you!

    WHat are you doing for christmas? xoxo

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  2. Honey latte?! Whaaa? I thought I had tried everything. Adding to my list.

    HAPPY holidays:)

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  3. honey latte... i am intrigued! I can't imagine the taste, but with all your rave and a whole post dedicated to it... I am sure it was lovely on your taste buds. That place sounds superb. Nothing beats a mom n pop coffee place.

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  4. drool! this place looks so yummy!

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  5. Girl my morning is always made when I read your posts that make me chuckle :) You had me at Honey Latte! What the heck is this??? I must try it!!

    Have a great day!

    xxoo

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  6. That place sounds all kinds of delicious! And that jazz version sounds epic! And zumba is good times, yo! Especially my instructor who you'd swear was on crack from his hyped up energy!

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  7. Such an adorableeee little place w/ DELISH food. Jealous :D

    <3 jess

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  8. A honey latte would go perfect with bread pudding! I've never even heard of a honey latte and now I want one...!

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  9. I cannot wait to try this place! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What an adorable place! While I love the evil empire that starts with S and ends with S, I love visiting new coffee places to see what they can offer. Plus any place that plays a jazzy rendition of "I'm in Love with a Stripper" has my heart.

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  11. Looks like a really fun place! The honey latte sounds like perfection.

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love Metto! I will have to try the honey latte as soon as I get back in town! Sounds amazing! I hope you have a wondreful Christmas!

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  13. I love cute little independent cafes like this! They have so much more charm than a Starbucks. And really yummy sounding drinks too. I must try to find a honey latte somewhere here!

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  14. what a gem of a spot. so glad you discovered it! and on the recommendation of an ex! I'd hang out here all the time if I lived in your town, too!!

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  15. Ok I am going as soon as we get back into town!!! Sounds awesome!!! I love coffee :)


    PS Just realized we both live in Charleston, so I am now gladly a new follower of your pretty lady!

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  16. oh christina, that looks cozy and quaint! I love finding those spots! Have a merry christmas friend.
    LC

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  17. Independent coffee shops like Metto make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Love them. And I love the sound of that honey latte even more!

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  18. What a cute place! We don't have anything like that in the town I live in. There's a Starbucks inside of a Target nearby. That's dangerous though.

    Merry Christmas!

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  19. It's always fun to switch it up and try out new places for drinks and food. Glad you enjoyed Metto!

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  20. Looks cozy! And the bread pudding sounds divine!

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  21. I'm always a little reluctant to order a sandwich at coffee places because I never know how fresh they are but that one looks good!! What a cute liitle coffee place! I'd definately frequent it!

    Happy Monday Dear! xo

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  22. wait wait wait...the jazz version of i'm in love with a stripper?!?! i am dying...

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  23. The Honey Latte is my favorite! My friend used to be a barrista there and got me hooked on it! It's on my (LONG) list of places to visit when I'm down there next week :)

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  24. Hey there, just stumbled across your blog. I love Metto. Looking forward to following along your food stops as I'm a BIG time foodie here in Charleston/Mt P. Sooo much goodness.

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  25. Yum! I just found your blog,really cute. I am addicted to Metto's Honey latte and their blueberry muffins rock my world. One day I pulled up to drive thru ( love w/ sleeping bambino:) and ordered a honey latte and they were out of honey. I almost cried but the people who work there are sooo nice, and they double stamped on a Wed for my vanilla latte. Life is good.

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