Best Take on the Standard Mocha

Coffee XChange

Coffee Xchange is a diamond in the rough: It's not as fancy or as cozy as some coffee places, and it only sells coffee and food--no compilation CDs or mints here--but it is well worth the trip. Coffee Xchange offers your standard coffee drinks (the house blends are always worthwhile), but their unique take on the mocha makes this local chain a must. The Mocha Xtreme is Xtremely good, and here's why: It's cold; it tastes like a shake but doesn't get watery; and it's full of espresso, chocolate and some "secret powder" that may as well be crack, because it is so good. Bonus: The location at 2443 N. Campbell Ave. has free wireless Internet and is open 24 hours.