We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love the Liar's Latte”
Review of Brewed Awakenings

Brewed Awakenings
Restaurant details
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love the Liar's Latte”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Barista was super. She educated me on the brewing/grinding process as she went. I was impressed, and this latte cannot be beat! YUM!

Visited January 2013
Thank Krisstie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rapid City, South Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
467 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“consistently great”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great coffee, excellent pastries, delicious salads and sandwiches. Best BLT I've ever had. I would give it 5...stars/circles/whatever you would call it on tripadvisor...but for one person. The last 2 times I have been in, there is a thin woman with straight blonde hair making the coffee/telling others what to do, so I imagine she is the manager or owner? In any event, she is not a nice person.
The staff--who are without exception friendly, efficient and helpful--seem to be a bit afraid of her, and no wonder. I've yet to see her saying anything nice to them, and twice during my last visit she openly berated 2 different staff members in front of customers, one for giving me a number when I didn't need one (I was ordering to go) and the cook (who made me an excellent breakfast sandwich) for something kitchen related. After watching this while I waited, I asked for a bit more white chocolate in my drink and then she was rude to me too. Not a nice lady.
Prior to these last 2 visits, I had never seen her, so I believe she must be new, or perhaps I just didn't have the pleasure of encountering her before. In any event, in order to maintain the current happy, friendly atmosphere of Brewed Awakenings, this lady should be kept in the back office or somewhere else where she can't interact with staff or customers.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Coby S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cedar rapids
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Coffee house”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I have been here several times over the years. They are always looking for ways to improve their selections. This is a coffee house that started small but thye are opening new place all around CR and I would imagine they will be in business for many years to come.

Visited July 2012
Thank dbahnsen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Brewed Awakenings also viewed


Been to Brewed Awakenings? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing