The Perfect Match: The Top 8 Foods to Pair With Coffee

March 12, 2019

Would you be surprised to learn that almost half of all Americans, 44%, drink coffee with breakfast?

What is the best thing to eat in the morning with that cup of joe? Are there certain go-to coffee snacks? While some shops are serving up the best things to eat for breakfast, some cater to what goes well with your morning brew.

What are the best coffee and food pairings? What goes with coffee as well as cheese goes with wine? Check out this article to learn what tops the list of coffee and food combos.

Coffee and Food: What Goes Best With Your Cup of Joe?

On a busy morning, you might just grab a granola bar to scarf down with your morning coffee, but you can broaden your horizons with some of these great coffee and food ideas.

1. Nutella Tart

Stop right there! Nutella in a tart? Sounds pretty amazing on its own, right? The cocoa in the Nutella goes great with most types of coffee, but if you just can’t get enough, try it with a Nutella Latte.

2. French Toast

Classic French toast or a gourmet recipe with salted caramel and pecans or berry marscarpone pairs well with a chai or mocha latte.

3. Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert has coffee in the recipe so of course it goes well with a cup of mud. Tiramisu with all its creamy deliciousness tastes even better with an espresso or a mocha latte.

4. Scones

I know, I know. Scones go with tea, but it’s not an exclusive relationship. The fruit variety, like blueberry scones, pair well with a cappuccino. Plain or unflavored scones go well with a nutty-flavored coffee.

5. Butter Croissant

Croissants with their flaky, buttery layers are a little slice of heaven alone, but paired with coffee?! Over-the-top delicious! Coffee compliments and intensifies the sweetness of the croissant. Try dunking it in your next cup of joe!

6. Oatmeal Cookies

Yes, it’s a healthy cookie, so it’s okay to indulge once and a while with your cup of mud. The light flavor of oatmeal cookies is perfect for a macchiato coffee.

7. Eggs and Ham

Dr. Suess may not have included coffee in the fifty words he used in Green Eggs and Ham, but he should have. A cup of red eye coffee was made for an egg and ham breakfast or brunch.

8. Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles…light, fluffy, crispy, and don’t forget delicious! Our Classic, Make it a la Mode, Banana Nutella or Apple Cinnamon Chip all pair well a flat white or any of our lattes.

What Are Your Favorite Food/Coffee Pairings?

Now you’ve seen the top foods to pair with your beloved brew. Which is your favorite? Here at Cupitol Coffee and Eatery, we specialize in serving up the best coffee and food and not just for breakfast. Visit us and see for yourself all we offer.