Trendy tea downtown
Selah Tea, a new café on Main Street in downtown Waterville, is a great option for students looking for a quiet place to study on the weekends. Their menu includes over 40 different types of teas.
If you’re looking for something a little trendier than the Spa, look no further! Selah Tea, which opened last spring, is a locally owned café located on Main Street in downtown Waterville.
Selah Tea is more hip than Jorgensen’s and more original than Starbucks. According to one student, “You feel more of a Brooklyn kind of vibe.” Or at least, looking out the window at Selah, the view of the old post office and the shops across the street makes you feel like you are downtown.
What’s more, everything in the café is chic, from the streamlined artwork on the walls to the cash register–an iPad with a little machine for credit cards. If that doesn’t scream modern then I don’t know what does. Selah Tea offers over 40 flavors of loose leaf and bubble teas. But don’t be fooled by the name, the menu also includes coffee, crio bru cocoa (often called “coffee’s new cousin,” a chocolaty drink made from roasted, ground cocoa beans) and juice.
In addition to serving delicious drinks, Selah offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Breakfast options include sandwiches, oatmeal and Belgian waffles. For lunch and dinner, I recommend the wraps and pizzas. If that still doesn’t hit the spot, Selah has a variety of tasty pastries, such as red velvet mini cakes, German chocolate mini cakes, apple crumble and peanut butter cookies.
“It is a great place to come study if you are sick of the library,” one employee said. In fact, the café is not much louder than the first floor of Miller, and it has free Wi-Fi. If it’s not too crowded, you might even score one of the tables with leather armchairs. And Selah has recently started making fresh espresso, which is always helpful when reading proves less than stimulating.
Selah Tea is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.