Friday, June 15, 2012

Blending great espresso and art at Voltage

I have said it before and I will say it again, exciting things are brewing in Cambridge! The past couple of years has seen the opening of many new eateries, from restaurant/coffee bars like Area IV, to novelty stores like Follow The Honey and vegetarian diners like Veggie Galaxy.  
What makes each of these new openings so great, is that they are all different and unique.  Each one has managed to find a niche within the Cambridge community that was unfulfilled before.  Take Voltage Coffee and Art, open for about a year and a half. It is a solid espresso bar with beautiful espresso (art) drinks and tasty looking pastries. 
But many places have great espresso and espresso art...Voltage sets itself apart in its devotion to local artists who have the opportunity to showcase their work in a studio-like space.  Visitors to Voltage can set themselves up in a visually stimulating environment and with the strong caffeine, it makes for a very inspiring setting:)
 On the day I visited with a friend, Aimee Belanger had her work displayed all over the coffee shop.  It was a pleasure to take a stroll around while I waited for my latte to be brewed and served.
Voltage also offers some interesting sounding bites, like their 'slightly caffeinated' granola, (baked in yerba mate syrup) or their handfuls of snacks: for 1 dollar, get a handful of banana chips, yogurt covered raisins, animal crackers or chocolate covered pretzels.  
With such brain food at your finger tips, who knows what kind of inspiration will flow?
Check out their website for art shows and special events!


  1. Oh my god, I love the idea of that yerba mate syrup granola. Voltage is the best.

  2. I completely agree:) Must try it next time I am there:)