Within 4 miles of my home, I can patronize about 10 different coffee shops. Many are franchise operations that offer predictable enough service, but Coffee Bené is a special place to meet old friends for a cup o’ joe, take the Sunday New York Times, or write in my journal. The absolutely BEST thing about Coffee Bené is the caramel rolls. Upon ordering, the staff immediately asks if I want it warmed. Seconds later, the caramel roll is set in front of me and there is real butter on side-counter that will gently melt from the warmth. A visit to Coffee Bené truly makes for a great morning start.