Located right off exit 129 on I-80, Bjorn’s Brew first appears to be a simple, small-scale drive-thru.
I’ll admit that I was surprised at first, and could not wrap my head around how a seemingly quaint, miniature coffee shop could be so popular with students and staff at Salt Lake Community College. However, once I observed that the mascot of Bjorn’s Brew was an absolutely adorable dog, I realized that I should keep an open mind; maybe there is more than meets the eye.
I am so glad that I did.
Bjorn’s Brew has a wide range of drink options: hot coffee, iced coffee, Italian sodas, regular soda, smoothies — you name it. All of the drinks at the Foothill location range in price from $1.75 to $6.50, which honestly isn’t too shabby compared to what I usually spend at Starbucks.
Personally, I would recommend starting off with a drink from the Bjorn’s Best part of the menu. After visiting Bjorn’s for the first time, I now have an affinity for their Sinners Latte.
The Sinners Latte is a rich shot of energy with the delectable flavors of caramel, hazelnut and vanilla. The icing on top of the cake was the moment I received my cup of coffee and noticed that there was a small garnish of dog-bone shaped gingerbread cookie on top. It truly made the coffee taste like Christmas in February.
If this coffee inspires you to explore the world that is Bjorn’s Brew, you should know that your coffee addiction will also go toward saving animals.
Every time a punch card is redeemed, Bjorn’s Brew donates $1 to local animal charities in the Salt Lake City area. Bjorn’s Brew primarily partners with Nuzzles, Best Friends, Therapy Animals of Utah and Salt Lake County Animal Services.
In addition to their Foothill drive-thru, Bjorn’s Brew has a new location at 2165 S. State Street. I would highly recommend stopping by the nearest Bjorn’s Brew for your daily coffee fix.