Philz Coffee in Old Towne Orange is Adorable!
The long-awaited Philz Coffee location in Old Towne Orange has been open for about two weeks and this week, I gave it a try! Philz Coffee is popular because it took the idea of personalization and creation to the next level. Let me explain.
Most coffee shops have you order and customize your drink with a cashier, then a barista makes your drink behind the counter. This system is classic and it makes sense.
But with Philz, you wait in line until you get to take your turn with one of the Philz baristas. It feels like going to a personalized coffee window, where you get to know your barista, ask for suggestions, and make modifications. Your barista will ask for your coffee brew selection, and Philz carries over 20 customized bean blends made from the highest quality beans from around the world. They will ask how sweet you want it, and which sweetener you want, and they will ask how creamy you want it, and which milk option you want. That’s right. Options!
All of these customizations help you create a drink that won’t be like any other coffee you’ve had, and this is what makes the Philz experience unique. Of course, due to COVID and social distancing restrictions, this Philz system is on pause. For now, you order with a barista at the door to Philz and your drink is made behind the scenes. But rest assured, as soon as it is safe again, Philz Orange will return to the method we all love.
This week, I tried two drinks from Philz Orange and some snacks of course! I tried the iced coffee rosé, a smooth iced coffee with rosé sweet foam and the iced gingersnap, a creamy iced coffee with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spices. The rosé tastes very floral but isn’t overpowering, and I highly recommend it! The barista described the gingersnap as a chai latte but coffee, and he was correct! Both drinks were amazing and so refreshing for a Tuesday afternoon.
Here are some other Philz menu recommendations from the I Heart team:
Shauna: Mint mojito, sweet and creamy!
Drea: I like the iced mint mojito, lightly sweetened with honey, and extra creamy with almond milk! 😍
Delaney: Iced mocha tesora sweet and creamy with oat milk is my fave!
Looks like the mint mojito is a classic! For snacks, I tried a toasted everything bagel with cream cheese and a vegan cinnamon sugar doughnut! They paired perfectly with the drinks and were a great addition to the spread. Yummy!
Philz Coffee OTO is open everyday from 6 A.M.-7 P.M. Check out their mobile app for easy ordering and click here to see their menu to start planning your next drink! Visit Philz Orange this week and let us know what you think. Have a great weekend everyone and we will see you around Towne!