Friday, December 6, 2019

R&R Coffee Cafe's new Tri Lakes expansion opens

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 6:33 PM

click to enlarge Big mug, mini pie. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Big mug, mini pie.
R&R Coffee Cafe — Tri Lakes has finally opened, expanding on 12 years of well-regarded history for R&R in the Black Forest area.

The Indy first spoke to R&R owner Ryan Wanner about the new location in April, 2019, who said at the time, “The No. 1 goal is to make it to where it’s not your typical medical center coffee shop... Make it interesting.”

This new location, which has sat vacant for around a year, is in Monument, at the Tri-Lakes YMCA that shares space with Centura Health’s Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion.
click to enlarge R&R Tri-Lakes shares space with the YMCA and Centura Health’s Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • R&R Tri-Lakes shares space with the YMCA and Centura Health’s Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion.

Wanner says the coffee menu's 95-percent the same as in Black Forest, but he has aimed for healthier food fares here to match both the neighboring fitness and health facilities. Which is to say if you want R&R's awesome biscuits and gravy, you still have to head into Black Forest for that.
click to enlarge A very shiny new espresso machine. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • A very shiny new espresso machine.
Here, Wanner has added more smoothies, and already in the cafe's opening days, the turkey croissant (which is at Black Forest's location as well) is a bestseller, he says, also noting a new multigrain bread. Soon, he hopes to add some keto items he's been tinkering with recipes on. And maybe some avocado toast.
click to enlarge R&R owner Ryan Wanner. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • R&R owner Ryan Wanner.

R&R's popular in-house pastries will definitely be served at this new location for those still looking for a sweet treat. Wanner says he aims to make seasonal menu changes as this cafe moves forward, with a more flexible menu than the Black Forest location. 
click to enlarge OK macho drinkers: Here's your seven-shot Heart Murmur. Have fun! - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • OK macho drinkers: Here's your seven-shot Heart Murmur. Have fun!

Relatedly, Wanner notes a couple breweries in town currently serving beers made with R&R's Golden Pine label coffee beans: Black Forest Brewing has a Guatemalan coffee vanilla porter, while JAKs Brewing Company is still serving a coffee stout made with Monsooned Malabar cold brew coffee.
click to enlarge R&R's Golden Pine label house roasts. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • R&R's Golden Pine label house roasts.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Readers also liked…

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Top Topics in Side Dish

Food and Drink (3)


All content © Copyright 2020, The Colorado Springs Independent

Website powered by Foundation