There are oodles of ways to try and unwind out there – stressballs to squeeze, zero-gravity tanks to float in, massages to receive – but nothing is as therapeutic as a free cup of coffee, especially when it's served up in the coziest of café atmospheres.There are oodles of ways to try and unwind out there – stressballs to squeeze, zero-gravity tanks to float in, massages to receive – but nothing is quite as therapeutic as a free cup of coffee, especially when it's served up in the coziest of café atmospheres. When we're looking to heal our worldly woes (at least momentarily) it's to the joe we go. Its curative powers coupled with Therapy Lounges' confections and a large, lounge-inducing hookah to share between friends just can't be beat. (Sorry, therapist's couch.) Therapy Lounge even offers cocktails if you're looking for a caffeine-free retreat in the evening hours, making it our go-to locale to kick back and unwind at any hour of the day.
Therapy's Ethiopian drip coffee is bright and fragrant, a perfect (and perfectly free) tonic to savor in the early morning, or as an afternoon reviver, or perhaps later in the evening pre- or post-specialty cocktail at Therapy's bar. The Mediterranean flavors of their fresh salads and sandwiches are perfect midday remedies, but the desserts they bring in from a high-end local pastry chef are nothing short of exquisite: think raspberry chocolate mousse, creme brulée, white mango cake, and perfect little fruit tarts to supplement that curative joe. And their specialty cocktails? Well, think of tippin' them back as a way of kickin' it back. We're partial to their Month in the Country – a rich blend of apple and cranberry flavors that pairs perfectly with a guava hookah or two. What can we say? It's just what the doctor ordered.
One cup of Ethiopian drip coffee,
A Month in the Country, $9
White Chocolate Mango Cake, $4.75
Dark Chocolate Mousse, $4.90
Star Buzz Hookah, $18 (refills $9)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.