Peter B’s menu breakdown: Top 10 drinks
Bailey McKeon ’22
Peter B’s Espresso, the popular campus cafe, located on the ground floor of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center, is a one-stop-shop for all of your caffeine and baking needs throughout the day. Since 1988, Peter B’s has been offering students and teachers a range of drinks and snacks while creating a comfortable and convenient place to meet or study. Below is a list of Peter B’s most popular drinks and snacks, along with recommendations from two current baristas, Izzy Defilippo ’22 and Erin DeMarco ’23. The café is open Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Make sure to stop by and try a delicious drink or a good pastry for yourself!
Iced coffee: One of Peter B’s most popular drinks. Coffee beans infused with your choice of milk. You can also add syrup (suggested: vanilla or caramel) and / or extra doses of espresso if you wish. Iced coffee is a strong drink that allows you to be creative in your choices. Also available as a hot option.
Iced matcha: Powdered green tea with your choice of milk (suggested: oat milk). This herbal drink has a nice green color and low caffeine. Matcha can also be a good milk sweetener in combination with iced coffee or espresso. Also available as a hot option.
Iced latte: Also a favorite option of Peter B. Two or three shots of espresso served on your choice of milk. This drink satisfies that craving for coffee flavor. You can also add other flavors to the drink (suggested: vanilla). Also available as a hot option.
Iced mocha: Iced latte with pumps of chocolate sauce. Also available with white chocolate. Also available as a hot option.
Iced Caramel Macchiato: Iced latte with vanilla pumps and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Also available as a hot option.
Cappuccino: Latte but is topped with moss. Can be served hot or cold.
Frozen chai: This very sweet drink is served with your choice of condensed chai milk. Also available as a hot option.
Chai charger: Chai with a shot or two of espresso. Can be served hot or cold.
Iced tea: A light and refreshing black or green tea with a flavor of your choice if you wish (suggested: peach).
Hot tea: Your choice of a variety of black or green tea. Honey available to add if desired.
Italian sodas: Seltzer with a pump of your choice of syrup.
Hot chocolate: The best on campus. Can be served with whipped cream.
Frozen water: Peter B’s offers ice water for 50 cents if you just need pure hydration.
Milk options: Your choice of whole, 2%, skim, half and half, oats, almonds, soy, coconut milk.
Syrup options: Your choice of vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, Irish cream, almond, coconut, peppermint, cinnamon, pumpkin spices, strawberry, blueberry, lemon, lime, raspberry orange, peach, mango, lavender, unsweetened vanilla, caramel sugar-free, or sugar-free hazelnut syrup.
Pastries: René, the owner of Peter B’s, makes homemade pumpkin banana bread. Now they’re served as cute Bundt cakes, which are even more fun to eat! All pastries are now provided by Doro Marketplace. There are croissants, chocolate croissants, Nutella croissants, almond croissants, pistachio croissants, cinnamon buns and apple fritters. All the options look delicious!
Supplements: Peter B’s still sells oatmeal, cliff bars in many unique flavors and gum.
Barista’s Choice, Izzy Defilippo: “I like to have an iced latte with oat milk when I need the caffeine. For fun, I could have an oat milk iced chai or an oat milk iced matcha.
Barista’s Choice, Erin DeMarco: “For a caffeine boost, I like to drink an iced latte with skim milk. For something fun to sip on, I usually get an iced chai loader with almond milk.