There's not anything particularly special about peanut butter and honey.
It's true that this combination a little refreshing, since it's a slight twist on peanut butter and jelly (the old reliable), but it's not a dish that people generally go out of their way to pursue. It'll never make its way into very many "Best Of" lists.
And there's not much that's particularly unique about InFusion Coffee & Tea's version, which comes on a bagel and is accompanied by sliced banana. But that's kind of what's good about it.
You know, going in, that it's going to be a little different each time. Wheat bagels are my fallback, but if there aren't any left, you can opt for multigrain, sesame or anything else on hand. But the thing that changes most consistently is the way the peanut butter and honey is presented to you on your plate.
The coffee shop's employees don't put the spreads directly on the bagel for you, nor do they top your bread with banana. But that's not out of laziness. InFusion's executive decision to allow its customers to do their own spreading signifies their faith in them to put together a competent PB&J (or PB&H, in this case). It also shows it knows any sort of peanut butter sandwich is a very personal matter for the players involved. I'd be upset, for example, if my bagel always came as a sandwich. Think of those who like their peanut butter and honey open-faced!
There are times at InFusion that you'll get just the right amount of peanut butter but an excessive amount of honey (there's often more honey given than you can take, in fact). Sometimes there's a tad too much peanut butter. There are, of course, occasions when the banana is sliced a little too thinly or thickly for your liking.
But all of those things are really very trivial, and if any of them happen, you'll enjoy your bagel, nonetheless. The uncertainty just adds to the excitement you'll feel as you wait for your food to come to your table.
And each time, you wonder if you'll get the miracle bagel—the perfect proportion of peanut butter to honey, with perfectly sized banana coins, all on top of a toasted wheat bagel. That doesn't always happen. But when it works out that way for you, it's bliss.
InFusion's Peanut Butter & Honey Bagel with Banana costs $4.87 (with tax). You can get it at the store at 7133 Germantown Ave.