Sugar Rush: Black Sesame Frappe at Cafe Zaiya

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The space that formerly held Beard Papa's inside Cafe Zaiya has been replaced with a tea and coffee station of sorts. A varied drinks menu offers everything from green tea lattes to the black sesame frappes, pictured above. Think of the frappe as a milkshake meets Starbucks Frappuccino with a generous helping of ground black sesame paste. Make sure to keep stirring the drink as the black sesame quickly settles to the bottom. Whipped cream is optional, but why ever refuse cream? Fantastic on a sunny day. We'll miss closing off each Zaiya visit with a cream puff, but this drink station isn't so shoddy of a replacement. I'll be back!

Cafe Zaiya

Three locations, see zaiyany.com for more information.