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Post a comment and enter to win a gift certificate to your favorite place to get a warm drink.

And the winner is... Mike Taylor. Mike was randomly selected March 11 as the winner of our hot beverage contest. Congrats, Mike, enjoy your $10 gift card at Ride Studio Café.

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Do you grab a large coffee from  (on Bedford Street or in the center) when you're headed to work? How about a hot cup of tea from when you're meeting a friend in town? 

Perhaps you prefer the hot chocolate at or like to get your caffeine fix and a snack at

With a variety of places to grab  a hot pick-me-up, Lexington has plenty of places to take the chill off with a warm drink. And a few we didn't mention above.

Here at Lexington Patch, we enjoy a steaming white hot chocolate or green tea as much as the rest of you. But we want to know which hot drinks in town hit the spot, and we need your help.

Post a comment here, letting us know what your favorite hot beverage is and where you get it. Simply leave the name of the place and drink of choice, or, give us a few more details about your secret spot or go-to drink.

  • Since we have such a selection here in town, and it's so tough to choose one favorite, you may submit up to three eligible posts.
  •  We’ll randomly select  a winner on March 11. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to his or her favorite place.
  • Entries are due by midnight on March 10.
  •  Be sure to follow all our contest giveaway rules, which can be found .

 There are dozens of great places to snag something warm to drink — start taste-testing now. 

Ann Landau February 26, 2011 at 03:06 PM
This is like asking me to choose my favorite child....Starbucks takes care of me very well; love their staff, Verona coffee, and food. Peet's is a longtime favorite of mine ; love the Doppio Macchiato and the biscotti. Via Lago is always in my heart: I remember when they were just takeout only! Excellent food and coffee and staff!
Bruce J. Embry February 26, 2011 at 03:24 PM
Dear Abby: Do I smell the aroma of elitism wafting from your half-caf, half-decaf skim milk, extra foam, grande latte-macchiachino? Not a mention of DDs or Great Harvest, relegated to the unmentioned "other" category. I hope the places where we working stiffs get our coffee, hold the silly stuff, have a chance to be represented. Don't worry, it's not catching, but if I and my medium DD bump into you and spill some of your chai onto your NY Times Book Review, I'll get you a new one. Bruce Embry I'll have mine black, thanks
Dennis Noonan February 26, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Bruce, the only way your medium black DD rates higher than my SB venti verona is if you are washing down a couple of those killer DD Boston Creme donuts.
Keith D. Patch February 27, 2011 at 01:04 AM
Ride Studio Cafe had the best herbal/decaf tea I've ever had in my life! I loved mine, as well as the taste I had from my wife's herbal tea. And the coffee smells wonderful; I just have to show up before 1 in the afternoon to try some!
Patria Lanfranchi February 27, 2011 at 03:22 AM
I prefer the cappuccino at Ride Studio Cafe as it's as good as the best cappuccino I found in Italy. Sipping a tasty hot drink while connecting with very cool (and totally down-to-earth) people is a very sweet combo.
Mike Taylor February 27, 2011 at 12:15 PM
The Ride Studio Cafe makes the best tasting (and best looking!) latte I have experienced anywhere. You may wait a bit longer for it than at Peets or Starbucks, but you will enjoy it more. I also have never been in a coffee shop where the patrons and staff made you feel more part of a community. Lexington is lucky the RSC settled here.
Mike O'Connor February 27, 2011 at 01:28 PM
The absolute best espresso I've ever tasted (and I've had dozens of good ones in Italy) was at Ride Studio Cafe.
Denise J. Dubé February 27, 2011 at 03:58 PM
Abby, you certainly hit us where it counts - in our coffee cups. How many towns have so many coffee shops? I'd love to tell you the best is at my house, but that would be a lie. My coffee is the worst. So, it's always a Bedford Street Starbucks Americano or one semi-large Dunkin' Donuts regular.
wayne February 28, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Double Americano, espresso, or pour over at Ride Studio Cafe is the path for me. I like that they're independent and offering up a slightly different vibe than the other options in town.
Doug Sparks February 28, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Love the coffee at Ride! They're not only the best in Lexington, they're one of the best in New England!
Jeremy March 02, 2011 at 01:18 AM
Ride.Studio.Cafe - You simply cannot find a place that is more inviting or more in love with the craft of creating and serving coffee, hot chocolate, tea or simply a glass of water! Bicycles may have been an impetus behind the creation of the Ride.Studio.Cafe., but they cannot overshadow the knowledgeable team behind the counter who are genuinely excited to share and teach Lexington about coffee.

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