Even on vacation, we sometimes need a pick-me-up. Grab your morning cup of joe while exploring a new neighborhood cafe, Kona plantation or coffee stand. From New York to Morocco (via Orlando) and Hawaii to Italy, here are four joints to warm up with coffee—and get energized—near your Hilton Grand Vacations destinations this winter.
New York City
If you find yourself in New York City this holiday season, stroll through the Union Square Holiday Market for gifts and then walk a few blocks northwest to The City Bakery. Take in the incredible aromas of chocolate, hazelnut, coffee and baking bread. The 25-year-old bakery serves delicious, warm winter drinks in its classic blue and white cups. If you’re a coffee lover who also fancies sweet, rich drinks, you might seriously enjoy sipping The City Bakery Mocha.
If you really love coffee, why not go straight to the source? We’re talking about a coffee plantation. Just 32 miles south of The Bay Club, Kings’ Land and Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Waikoloa, Club Members can tour the Holualoa Kona Coffee Company, enjoy tastings along the way and relax over a cup of fresh Kona brew after the tour. When you’ve had your fix, check out these other fun area activities.
Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Espresso lovers, consider a trip to Tuscany. Stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Borgo alle Vigne, and plan a visit to Lucca, a historic city in central Tuscany known for its preservation of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Stop in at Buccellato Taddeucci. This cafe dates back to 1881 and serves up espresso all day. Complement your hot shot with biscotti or other sweet treats.
As you walk through Walt Disney World’s Epcot to taste the global flavors, stop by Tangierine Café in the Moroccan pavilion. Try the Moorish coffee, which is flavored with especially seasonal ingredients this time of year: cinnamon and nutmeg.