Warming Up in the Merrimack Valley: Top Spots for Hot Drinks and Comfort Food

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As the colder months approach, it’s natural to crave warm and comforting foods and drinks. If you’re in the Merrimack Valley area and looking for some cozy spots to enjoy a hot beverage and a hearty meal, here are a few places to check out:

Ultimate Perk Coffee Co.

96 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810

A family-owned, independent coffee shop serving the Andover community since 2003. Become part of the Ultimate Perk (aka “the Perk”) Andover, where their friendly staff is waiting to serve you the finest coffee, specialty espresso drinks, cold brew, tea and freshly baked donuts, bagels, pastries and breakfast sandwiches.

Fuse Bistro

45 Palmer Street, Lowell, MA 01854

Fuse Bistro is a seasonal American restaurant incorporating ingredients from local farms into our food and drinks with patio seating and late night menu options.

Cocktails and wine lists are curated for both locations by Jacqui Brown with a focus on seasonal libations and sustainably produced wines. 


Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus

61 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852

Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus opened in 2005 is considered home to many. Brew’d wants this to be a place where you feel comfortable and safe. Brew’d welcomes everyone who wants to visit and enjoy a great drink or sandwich. Open seven days a week, feel free to come in and relax with friends, families, or just solo and have a cup of coffee or tea. They have lots of options for you to choose so it is not important if you are a coffee drinker.


The Worthen House Cafe

141 Worthen St, Lowell, MA 01852

The Worthen House Cafe is Lowell’s oldest and most historic bar and serves a full menu until 9 pm everyday, and a more-limited bar menu until 1am. Come in for a cold one, a delicious meal,  and be greeted by our loyal local patrons. They are open 7 days a week,  365 days a year,  from 11am-2am.


Four Sisters Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852

Do you have time and want to add some delicious brunch to your warm beverage? Head to the Four Sisters Owl Diner! Just as it did when the mills were at peak production, the Four Sisters serves up hot java and wholesome American meals.  Open daily 6am-2pm, Sunday 7am-2pm.


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