Coffee house find: H.D. Beans Cafe
As I mentioned last week, my husband Brandon Kinman and friends played live jazz at H.D. Beans Cafe on Sunday. That's him in the center on trumpet, along with friends Will Toedtman (left) of Pleasant Ridge and Ashley Martin of Union Township.
Despite being an an avid local coffee house aficionado, I had never heard of the Silverton cafe. And it's easy to miss - my husband and I drove separately and we both drove right by it and had to circle back. But H.D. Beans is a coffee house gem well worth the hunt. The space is small, but cozy and well-lit. The works of local artists adorn the walls, along with multiple plasma televisions for catching up on the latest basketball game or news. Relax at one of the bamboo style tables or sink into the comfy couch to sip away your troubles. For a brief, if somewhat dizzy tour of the coffee house, check out the cafe's MySpace page.
Oh, and the best part? Free wireless internet access.
For breakfast, the menu offers several bagel creations and an impressive array of caffeine to kick start your day. For lunch, try a hearty turkey reuben or melt or for something lighter, sample the chicken and seafood salads or the S & S sandwich, which sports smoked salmon, capers and onion chive cream cheese. Complement your meal with a cup of soup, side of fruit, potato salad, chips or a hot soft cinnamon or salted pretzel.
H.D. Beans doesn't offer many vegan options - okay, they don't offer any vegan lunch options - but Ben the barista offered to custom make me a veggie sandwich. My husband had a chocolate muffin the size of a softball which he declared, in between mouthfuls, scrumptious.
Hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. H.D. Beans is at 6721 Montgomery Road and can be reached at 513-793-6036.