Winter Drinks: State College Style

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As winter approaches, sometimes all you need is a warm drink to complete your day. If you are looking for a festive treat on or off-campus, then you are in the right place! Keep reading to find your new go-to holiday drink in Happy Valley.

Crust & Crumb
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Crust & Crumb located on Beaver Avenue has many unique drinks. Cookie Butter Latte and Oat-toffee Crunch Coffee are two options that you probably will not be able to find anywhere else in State College. As for festive drinks, they offer toasted marshmallow cocoa and even cocoa matcha to satisfy your cravings. Those two drinks are definitely unique to the cafe, so make sure to check them out before the holiday break! Check out their menu here.

You can visit Crust & Crumb Cafe at 115 E. Beaver Ave.

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Saxbys, located in the Smeal College of Business Building on the east side of campus, has a variety of fall and winter drinks. Some of their “cozy favorites” include dark chocolate peppermint mocha sprinkled with crushed candy canes and a pumpkin latte if you are still in the mood for fall! They also have more options that you can check out here.

You can visit Saxbys at Penn State Smeal College of Business, 210 Business Building.

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We of course had to include Starbucks because who doesn’t get excited for their holiday drinks to come out? The many locations on and off campus offer many coffee and tea options. One of the fan favorites has been the sugar cookie almond milk latte. It is a perfect treat for people who have a sweet tooth! If you are more of a savory coffee person, try the Irish cream cold brew. If you want to see their whole menu, check out the mobile app or click here!

You can visit Starbucks in the HUB or Paterno Library, along with downtown locations at 232 W. College Ave. and 141 S. Garner St.

If you get the chance while the holidays are in season, try one of the drinks that we mentioned! If you end up liking one be sure to tweet us, @VALLEYmag, with your go-to winter order.


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