Wheeling has turned into this super hip little city. I don't remember that being the case when I lived in the Northern Panhandle, but then again, I never frequented Wheeling. I recently met up with my parents in Wheeling to have dinner. While waiting for them, I stopped in the Wheeling Coffee Shoppe.
The Wheeling Coffee Shoppe is located in a cute neighborhood and has outdoor seating where you could revel in the small-town feel. Unfortunately, it was raining, so I cozied up inside instead. Large jars filled with Enrico's biscotti lined the counter, Torani flavored syrups filled the back wall, and a white board off the the left listed the available menu.
Cafe au lait, espresso, latte, mocha, americano. What do I go with? Hot cocoa, because yum. I also got a white chocolate macadamia nut biscotti, mostly because I needed a $4 minimum to use my credit card.
I took a seat, looked over the local paper, drank my hot chocolate and ate my biscotti as the rain poured down outside. My hot chocolate was delicious, as was the biscotti. The atmosphere here was cool, calm. A perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.