If you work downtown, there are very few options that don’t involve Starbucks, a sad corner market pastry, or sneaking into a hotel lobby to steal a continental breakfast. One of those options is Anchorhead. It’s technically a coffee shop, but if you’re in a hurry, you could sit down here with a mini banana bread loaf, biscuit sandwich, or the quite majestic “quaffle,” which is part-cinnamon roll, part-croissant, and part-waffle. Wash it all down with a pistachio milk matcha latte.
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