Winner: Revolucion Coffee + Juice
Multiple locations, revolucionsa.com
From quaint beginnings in a compact shop to an impressive transformation of a shuttered ultralounge into bright, airy digs to expanding into downtown, Houston and soon Loopland, Revolución Coffee + Juice boasts the sort of success story most small businesses only dream about. Consistently buzzing (especially on weekends), the flagship in the Collection shopping center on Broadway is a go-to among the laptop-toting set, yoga enthusiasts, runners, garden-variety health nuts and others who can't go too long without their fix of honey lavender lattes, Mayan mochas, cold-pressed juices (Mean Green and the Cure are perennial favorites), vegan tamales or highly addictive açai bowls (the Peanut Butter & Jelly variety is an energizing meal unto itself). And for those looking to jump-start a healthier lifestyle, Revolución offers a variety of juice-based detoxes ranging from a quick one-day reboot ($50) to a full-on five-day cleanse ($259).
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