Don’t let the summer heat get you down! When the Georgia humidity starts to feel heavy, beat the heat with something cold to drink. We’ve laid out our favorite options in LaGrange to keep the heat away one sip at a time.
Charlie Joseph’s is a local, family-owned spot that feels like stepping back in time and has been a LaGrange staple since 1920. Escape the sun and pull up a stool at the counter to check it out for yourself. While their claim to fame may be their burgers and hotdogs, the perfect summer remedy is a lemon sour, which has a lot more pizazz than your typical lemonade. It may make your lips pucker, but the combination of soda water and lemon juice will still keep you nice and refreshed.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Queen. Looking for a special treat? Try one of Ice Queen’s milk teas. There is no lack of options. The menu lists a wide range of flavors, including coconut, honeydew, strawberry, and caramel. Expand your palate and try one of the boba teas, a type of tea with tapioca pearls that is both sweet and creamy.
Check out Cafe Brûlée and Dessert Bar, located in the heart of downtown. LaGrange’s newest coffee shop features house-made pastry, delicious coffee and world-class service. Inspired by the cafés of Europe, Cafe Brûlée offers an inviting yet intimate atmosphere and an eclectic style all it’s own. Cafe Brûlée and Dessert Bar offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and evening fare, and features wine, beer and cocktails as well!
We are strong believers that southern summers are incomplete without a glass of homemade sweet tea in town. Taste of Lemon has figured out a winning recipe worthy of fulfilling that summer craving. Located in an old church building, take a tea break in your day. Make the most of your trip with a meat-and-three lunch to accompany your tall, cold glass.
Built in an historical 1920 home, this coffee shop has transformed into a staple in the community, serving organic and fair trade coffees, alongside some sweet treats, breakfast bites and lunch wraps for all to enjoy. The outdoor patio makes it a great spot to post up for work or meet with friends for an iced macchiato or latte. Bring your furry friends too!
Located on the square, Yama Korean BBQ & Sushi should be your go-to spot for hibachi, ramen and sushi in town. If that isn’t reason enough to check out the restaurant, a great way to cool down is to indulge in a chilled glass of Japanese Sake. Enjoy a fun summer evening and switch up your every day routine.
Nothing says summer quite like ice-cold beer, and LaGrange has you covered. Meet up with friends at Wild Leap or Beacon Brewing Co. and try a locally-brewed beer. Even better, try one of their seasonal selections, specially brewed with summer in mind.
Check out our website for other ideas to survive the summer heat, like renting a boat on West Point Lake or spending a day at Great Wolf Lodge. There are many ways to make the best of summertime in LaGrange!