I’m obsessed with finding places to rest in the middle of a busy city. I think it’s incredible how a place of business has its own character. A restaurant, coffee shop, or cafe can make you feel so many things at once: peace, joy, contentment, rest, excitement, adrenaline, euphoria.
I want to capture those things. And I want to share those places with you all.
Rush Espresso is the place I go to find REST and INSPIRATION
It’s aesthetic is perfect for working on a project, doing school work, or blogging. On weekdays, it’s full of people who are having Bible study, taking online classes, having a business meeting, and catching up with friends. If you’re looking for inspiration, it’s not lacking here.
But let me tell you about the food and coffee. After all, is it worth hauling to Ballantyne to sit in a crowded cafe? Yes. It is. Because Rush Espresso has perfected the art of curating excellent coffee. Try a dirty chai or vanilla latte if you’re not convinced. In fact, it’s my favorite place in Charlotte to get coffee. (Yes, I think it’s better than Not Just Coffee, we can debate about it later).
And the food is fresh, gourmet, and beautiful. I have ordered many different menu items and each one was excellent. It’s easy to make the food gluten free, because Rush always carries gluten free bread.
At night, Rush becomes a nicer restaurant with a wine bar, and live music on the weekends. That’s right, it gets better.
With all of that positivity, is there any downside to this place? Yes. Unfortunately, Rush does get crowded and it can be hard to snag a table. I also takes a while for the food to get to your table (because it’s all freshly prepared and beautifully presented). But, in my opinion, it’s worth the hassle.