Macon has a number of coffee and tea shops. These are relaxed places where one can have beverages such as hot and cold coffee and/or tea, along with other brews. Such shops can also be good places to meet and socialize with people, over a hot cuppa. The general ambience is laidback and inviting. Many such shops in Macon have their own characteristic blends and a number of choices for the customer. The prices of the beverages can vary from inexpensive standard brews to costlier exotic ones. Coffee and tea are both popular beverages, and are consumed by millions of people around the country. The shop may be part of a national chain, or may be a standalone version. Many such shops also offer additional services such as small eats (including confectionary items and bakes goods), free WiFi and so on. They may also sell packaged tea leaves or coffee beans. Many such shops have a loyal, regular following.