Early in our marriage, I worked at our local coffee bookstore Books, Coffee, and Friends. I loved working there and learned to appreciate a good cup of joe or linger over a hot tea. The last few years without a good coffee house left us to rely on our Bodum French Press. While very good and cost-effective, once in a while I long for a steamy cup of coffee, a quiet atmosphere, and a moment to myself.
I’m a strong believer in the motto, “If you build it, they will come”. So when a new coffee joint, Mug Shot Coffeehouse, recently opened, of course I had to venture out. I warmed up with a cup of cinnamon infused chai. Hot and delicious, it definitely hit the spot! The only down fall was that I asked for soy and received cow milk. Good thing I do not have a milk allergy. The bigger hit was the food. My husband and I split the apple, fig, and brie salad and a roasted veggie and hummus panini. With the sandwich came the choice of chips, carrot sticks, or apple slices. This is a nice touch. All items were tasty, fresh, and a delight. It is nice to think that our small town has a new, relaxing venue offering freshly prepared food and a variety of specialty beverages. I look forward to exploring the menu with children playing in the back room and contemplating the days adventures over a cup of local delight.
I am thankful that people are investing in our small town. It is a great place to live, grow as a family, and support each other.