I was excited when I heard @NateDoesFood would be having a "Coffee and Donuts" event at The Urban Bean because I mean who doesn't love that combination! Plus I have had this place on my radar for a while and this event gave me the perfect opportunity to make my way out to Orange Park!
First and foremost, I love the look of the cafe! The exposed brick walls, wooden benches, and piano adds so much charm to this swanky coffee house! I also love that they have outdoor seating available which is where the event was held. The weather was perfect for the occasion.
I have heard so many great things about Urban Beans menu. They offers sweet and savory dishes along with amazing coffee, tea, and craft cocktails so when I saw the event menu, I was excited to have the chance to try a variety of things.
I have to start off with my favorite of the evening, the vegan-friendly Pandan and coconut donut! I'd never heard of Pandan before and discovered it is a tropical plant found in Southeast Asia and used often in Southeast Asian cuisine. Paired with coconut, it added a wonderful flavor to very green pastry!
This donut was topped with whipped peanut butter, bananas, a drizzle of caramel, and my favorite, bacon! I'm glad all of the donuts were cut in half because this is definitely a treat I wouldn't be able to finish, if I had a full meal before hand.
The Sea Salt Chocolate Espresso donut was semi-sweet and paired perfectly with the coffee. Unlike the Fat Elvis, this would be ideal for a breakfast treat with your morning coffee.
I have a new found respect for Matcha Green Tea. If I can get past my coffee obsession, I will start drinking these more instead of coffee. It's a lot better for your health from what I've been told. It doesn't taste half bad either. It's also frothy enough for latte art which I adore!
There are a few items I enjoyed that weren't photographed, including the South of the Border bowl! If you love tex-mex, this dish is right on par! It's made with scrambled eggs, seasoned brown rice, tomato, onion, green peppers, and green chili pepper. It's a perfect dish if you're in the mood for a savory breakfast! Add a little hot sauce and it's money!
We also go to sample a few of their savory flat breads including the BBQ Chicken , Margherita, and Black Bean. They were all delicious but my favorite was the Margherita flatbread! It was made with fresh garlic, tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, and balsamic! It was the perfect marriage of sweet and savory!
To wash every thing down, I enjoyed this drink! The Shakerato! It's an organic and kosher certified espresso shaken with sugar and ice and the perfect cold brewed coffee if you ask me!
I was pleased with my first trip to Urban Bean! The next time I'm in the area, I will definitely stop in for a caffeine fix and sweet treat! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!