In my search for the best coffee in Tri-Cities, I came across The Local. Just behind Columbia Center Mall, this hidden little nugget is a haven for those seeking coffee heaven. The aroma of the fresh coffee and loose-leaf teas surround you immediately as you enter the door. Inside, the cafe is open and modern, and the walls are adorned with works from local artists. And there was a very good looking long haired, big beard, blue-eyed barista crafting the beverages. Not saying that's a reason to go somewhere, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

Take a look at the video to see what I'm talking about. Then get your booty over there for your next hot brew. OH, and get the boysenberry scone if they have one when you're there. They're to DIE for!