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Espresso on the go at Ride On

Bay Park's drive-through coffee is as good as most full-sized shops and twice as convenient.

Cruising up Morena Boulevard in Bay Park the other day, I decided it was finally time to check out the suspiciously convenient drive-through coffee stand in the parking lot at the corner of Ingulf Street, just South of Clairmont Drive. Mario, the owner, was super-friendly and he pulled me a pretty good shot of espresso, considering he has about nine square feet of operating space inside.

I think it’s called Ride On Espresso, and you can approach from either direction and grab a coffee from your car, bike, or on foot if that’s your thing. Mario’s is the kind of place that someone could easily pass by because it’s not so much to look at. In reality, the drive-through is a sort of commuter godsend; a fast, easy, tasty cup of coffee on the double-quick that’s convenient to the major arteries through the area. What more could you want? Mario even stocks some breakfast foods: oatmeal, muffins, and smoothies.

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If, like me, you’re seldom in a rush, there’s always the solitary table. Just don’t expect to sit there and watch the afternoon sun sink down towards the bay. Ride On is only open 6-2 every day.

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Cruising up Morena Boulevard in Bay Park the other day, I decided it was finally time to check out the suspiciously convenient drive-through coffee stand in the parking lot at the corner of Ingulf Street, just South of Clairmont Drive. Mario, the owner, was super-friendly and he pulled me a pretty good shot of espresso, considering he has about nine square feet of operating space inside.

I think it’s called Ride On Espresso, and you can approach from either direction and grab a coffee from your car, bike, or on foot if that’s your thing. Mario’s is the kind of place that someone could easily pass by because it’s not so much to look at. In reality, the drive-through is a sort of commuter godsend; a fast, easy, tasty cup of coffee on the double-quick that’s convenient to the major arteries through the area. What more could you want? Mario even stocks some breakfast foods: oatmeal, muffins, and smoothies.

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If, like me, you’re seldom in a rush, there’s always the solitary table. Just don’t expect to sit there and watch the afternoon sun sink down towards the bay. Ride On is only open 6-2 every day.

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