Top 5 Drink and Muffin Orders at Holy Grounds


Courtesy of Olivia Sabalaskey

Holy Grounds at the Connelly Center

Olivia Sabalaskey, Staff Writer

Imagine it’s a Friday morning and the first thing you hear is that dreaded alarm clock ringing beside your comfortable bed. The temptation to hit the snooze button is very real, but you don’t want to wake up your roommate. So, instead of pressing the snooze button, you turn off your alarm, sit up, and get ready for the last day of classes for the week.

You’re exhausted, you’re stressed for that exam you have to take in a few hours and all you want to do is go back to bed.

Never fear, for Holy Grounds is here to save the day.

With multiple locations sprawled out across Villanova’s campus, Holy Grounds, Villanova’s legendary coffee shop, has a special cup of coffee or tea waiting for everyone along with a mouthwatering specialty muffin.

Villanova students love Holy Grounds because of the friendly faces that greet them every morning to take orders, the smell of warm, roasted coffee beans and the whirring sound of the coffee machines in the background. Holy Grounds is the ideal spot to meet up with friends, finish some homework, participate in a Zoom class or simply grab a bite to eat on the go.

“Holy Grounds is such a vital part of Villanova,” a sophomore student said. “We love it so much. Villanova would not be Villanova without it.”

According to Villanova students, these are the top five drink orders at Holy Grounds:


5.  Dirty Chai

At Holy Grounds, the Dirty Chai is a very popular drink among Villanovans. A dirty chai consists of a shot of rich espresso mixed with spiced, black tea and steamed milk. Spices found in a dirty chai include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper and cloves. Hot and iced versions of the Dirty Chai are available.


4.   Chai Tea Latte

Another fan favorite drink at Holy Grounds is the Chai Tea Latte which can be served hot or over ice. Infused with the warm, comforting spices of chai tea, combined with steamed milk and topped with foam, a chai tea latte balances spicy and sweet flavors perfectly. Added sugars give this popular drink more of a latte flavor.


3.   Black Iced Tea with Raspberry Flavoring

The Black Iced Tea with Raspberry flavoring is a staple at Villanova. Full of refreshing black tea and infused with a fruity taste, this Holy Grounds drink is sure to help reenergize students for a long day of classes ahead.


2.   Cold Brew

Undoubtedly, the Cold Brew at Holy Grounds is famous. Many Villanovans enjoy it because it has a higher coffee to water ratio than regular coffee. Vanilla and caramel syrup are popular additions to add to the Cold Brew for added flavor. Served chilled, the Cold Brew at Holy Grounds is simply the perfect go-to drink order.


1.   Iced Latte

The Iced Latte at Holy Grounds is the most popular drink among Villanova students. With a shot of espresso, a splash of whole milk, and the flavoring of your choice, an iced latte is a wonderful and delicious option to order. Vanilla and caramel are, once again, the most popular flavors to add to the Iced Latte at Holy Grounds.


Now, here are Villanovans’ top five muffin orders at Holy Grounds:


5.    Double Chocolate Chip Muffin

Caffeine is a student’s best friend throughout his or her experience at school, particularly during the four years at college. Along with Villanovans’ caffeinated drinks, they also enjoy a sweet bite to eat, namely the Double Chocolate Chip Muffin at Holy Grounds. This flavor is a wonderful go-to order to jumpstart a long day of classes or treat oneself to as a dessert while studying.


4.   Blueberry Muffin

The Blueberry Muffin at Holy Grounds is a classic order. Perfectly paired with a sweet, delicious cup of coffee or tea, this is undoubtedly a favorite order among Villanova students.


3.   Lemon Iced Muffin

At Holy Grounds locations around Campus, Villanova students also thoroughly enjoy the Lemon Iced Muffin, particularly those with more of a sweet tooth. The Lemon Iced Muffin is well known for its tart, comforting flavors of lemon with a hint of vanilla.


2.    Sin-a-muffin

Cinnamon rolls have always been a staple breakfast food and guilty pleasure. Holy Grounds has successfully combined the cinnamon roll-flavoring and a standard muffin mix to create the mouthwatering Sin-a-muffin. Rich in cinnamon and icing, this legendary muffin at Holy Grounds is the second most popular muffin on Campus.

1.    Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

The Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin is the ideal choice of muffin to order at a Holy Grounds location on Campus. This muffin perfectly combines a fruity taste with rich chocolate chips.


Villanovans thrive on Holy Grounds, grateful to know that every day, no matter what, a delicious and comforting breakfast is waiting for them. So, on behalf of all of Villanova, thank you, Holy Grounds. Thank you for being there for us during those early mornings and those late study nights.