Empire seems like it’s just a coffee shop inside of a narrow renovated garage. But it’s actually much more than that - they serve some excellent food that’s way better than refrigerated breakfast burritos and sad muesli bowls. We’d be happy coming in every morning for their powdered sugar and lime-topped Belgian waffles, and the plant-based focaccia breakfast panini with Field Roast sausage, spicy cayenne “cheese,” and basil pesto. As far as coffee goes, spend the extra buck for their creamy homemade cashew milk.
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