NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MONDAY, MARCH 14. STAY TUNED FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS IN THE FUTURE! THANKS FOR ENTERING!
Hi all! Happy Wednesday! I have a pretty fun giveaway for Asheville locals today, but first…
We need to discuss this Vanilla-Rose Latte.
You read that right.
Vanilla. Rose. Latte.
No, I didn’t order it because my name is Rosey Rebecca. I know you were wondering.
I ordered it because it sounded freaking awesome. And it was.
The warm weather and this big open window made it taste even better.
Are you reading those other latte flavors? Lavender–Honey? Ginger-Turmeric? Raspberry-Hazelnut? Oh my yum.
Another thing we need to discuss is Odd’s Cafe, the place where I drank this delicious latte.
Jeff and I discovered Odd’s Cafe in West Asheville when we first moved to Asheville in September. We were drawn in by our need for caffeine and by the huge T-Rex on the wall.
It was love at first sip! Since my first visit, I’ve gone back a number of times to take advantage of their cozy atmosphere and delicious drinks. All of Odd’s syrups are house-made, which is always a huge draw for me. I don’t usually get syrups in my drinks unless the cafe makes them in-house.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that when I lived in Albany, I was obsessed in love with a coffee and bagel shop called Uncommon Grounds.
Well, it turns out that the owner of Odd’s Cafe used to WORK at Uncommon Grounds and modeled Odd’s off of it! How crazy is that!? It wasn’t until last week when I was chatting with her that I discovered our New York connection. I fell even more in love right then and there.
One of the things I love most about Asheville is its huge focus on community.
With its free book library and overflowing bulletin board, it’s apparent that nurturing the local community is one of Odd’s passions, too. They even let customers bring their dogs in, which I absolutely love because I’m obsessed with dogs.
While its unique-flavored lattes are enough of a selling point for me, Odd’s also serves Counter Culture Coffee, pastries, smoothies, gelato and lots and lots of tea. And bagels FROM NEW YORK. Can’t forget about that!
Oh, and they also have this Vegetarian Chorizo Strata from Wake Robins Farm Breads.
Odd’s is very dietary-restriction friendly. They have a variety of milks to choose from for drinks, plus gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options for foodies. Just another reason why I adore them! Another cool thing is that you can start a tab while you’re there, just as you would at a bar. This is great for people like me who like to camp out in coffee shops and order things throughout the day.
I can think of a million more reasons why I love Odd’s, but enough talk, ON TO THE GIVEAWAY!!!
Odd’s Cafe has kindly offered a $25 gift card to one lucky local!
I wish all my readers could enter this giveaway, but unfortunately this one is just for Asheville area locals. I consider *local* to be anyone within an hour of Asheville, NC, so this extends to Black Mountain, Weaverville, Candler, Waynesville, etc. If you have any questions about whether you’re qualified to enter, please just shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post and tell me about the most unique coffee or tea drink you’ve ever had.
OPTIONAL BONUS ENTRIES:
***Each of the following counts as one additional entry. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry. Bonus entries will not be counted unless you leave a comment letting me know you completed one of the following actions.***
- Like Odd’s Cafe on Facebook
- Follow Odd’s Cafe on Twitter
- Like Rosey Rebecca on FB
- Follow Rosey Rebecca on Instagram
- Spread the word about this giveaway via facebook or twitter. (If using twitter, make sure to include @roseyrebecca in your tweet, so I know you mentioned the giveaway! Same with Facebook.)
- This giveaway is only open to Asheville area locals. People who live within an hour of Asheville are also welcome to enter. Please don’t enter unless you know you’ll use the gift card.
- You have until midnight on Sunday, March 13 to enter.
- I will select and announce a winner on Monday, March 14 via the Random Integer Generator. The winner will have until midnight on Tuesday, March 15 to claim their prize. If the winner does not reply by then, I will choose a new winner on Wednesday, March 16.
Disclaimer: Odd’s Cafe did not provide me with free food or drinks. They did not compensate me or request that I write this post. They have kindly offered one winner a $25 gift card.