I love to indulge in a cafe mocha, even though it is bad for my reflux and my tooth enamel. I justify it by saying that there are studies that say coffee is chock full of antioxidants. Although I am a fan of Starbucks, I had an opportunity to go to the Elm Grove Perk and Pub (when using this link, scroll down to "Perks and Pubs"). I probably had the smoothest cafe mocha there that I have ever had.
I take my daughter to get her haircut at Whimsikidz, a kids' boutique, in Elm Grove, owned by a Brookfield Central graduate. Right down the sidewalk is the Elm Grove Perk and Pub. Both stores are located in the Autumn Grove Plaza complex, slightly east of the intersection of Bluemound and Elm Grove Roads. Because I was feeling the need for some caffeine this morning, I dropped by the Perk and Pub for the first time. As the name implies, it is a place for both coffee and something a little harder, the bar opening later in the evening.
The Perk and Pub offers a quieter atmosphere than the Starbucks a little farther west on Bluemound, and the mocha I had didn't have that acidic punch that sometimes a Starbucks one can have. The Perk and Pub has several tables, and a small sitting area with a few comfy chairs and toys for the kids. Although I only had coffee, sweet treats were also available, like cookies and brownies, and there is a food menu.