Besides an excellent coffee, the previous day's stop at Coffea in Sioux Falls yielded a recommendation for Rapid City, a place where I would not have thought to look for indie coffee.

Essence Of has a cool name, the benefit of being located next to a pet store (that specialises in birds) and the barista was super friendly, but as for their roast itself, it was not quite their for me, not compared to what I'd enjoyed the last four days.

Still, I'd totally return--street parking is dirt cheap, and they have plenty of outlets and wifi (although it was a little slow).
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