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Calypso’s, Vault & INW coffee shops

Iced Cubano latte with espresso and vanilla - and a baked treat on the side -- at Strada in Coeur d’Alene. (Adriana Janovich/SR)
Iced Cubano latte with espresso and vanilla - and a baked treat on the side -- at Strada in Coeur d’Alene. (Adriana Janovich/SR)

Adriana Janovich/SR provides a roundup of 12 best coffee shops in the local region, including The Vault, Strada, and Calypso's in downtown Coeur d'Alene:

A couple of roll-top doors on two sides of this coffee shop keep the space light, bright and airy. There’s a lot of natural light at Strada, which means street in Italian. The coffee shop is located in a converted oil change shop – the building used to house an Oil Can Henry’s – which might sound strange but it really works with the rustic, industrial chic decor and concrete floor with wood and corrugated metal accents. Of course, the old underground oil-changing bays have been concealed and part of the driveway has been redone to allow for plenty of outdoor seating. There’s also plenty of free parking in the surrounding lot and assorted baked goods. Plan to linger over specialty drinks such as the Cubano latte with Cubano espresso and vanilla, the Felix mocha with Mexican and white chocolate, Turkish latte with vanilla and spice, and star anise latte with caramel and licorice. 1830 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 966-4098. stradacda.com

Full report here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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