Even if you are not a coffee drinker, visiting a coffee shop can be a fun place to visit. I drink coffee daily so going to a coffee shop is a treat. Not only am I a fan of iced coffee but I also love all the treats they have. Some coffee shops even have gift shop items or more.
I was recently in Magnolia, Arkansas to drop off a painting and found this little gem – JavaPrimo Coffee House. It is a chain coffee shop with delicious coffee, food, and gifts. The night before I had only had 2.5 hours of sleep. I had to drive another 1.5 hours back where I was headed and knew I needed a way to stay awake!
Enter – the espresso over ice.
Good coffee isn’t the only reason I visit coffee shops though. Here’s a couple of my favorite reasons why I do…
Most coffee shops have a very chill out type vibe. In college it was one of my favorite places to study. It also was at the first time my now husband proposed and told me he loved me. Now in my 40s I love to meet up with friends and work on projects. The decoration is hardly ever cookie cutter even at Starbucks they can have artwork that reflects the location’s area.
The Free WiFi
Music to my laptop! Most places these days have free WiFi but generally at coffee shops theirs is pretty stable. I sometimes have tried using fast food WiFi but have found coffee shops more reliable.
Lots of coffee shops have delicious pastries to choose. Many also have salads, deli sandwiches, and snacks. At JavaPrimo they had some OH-SO-GOOD parfaits! We could have just ordered one to split. Food is definitely a reason to visit a coffee shop. Plus, it usually doesn’t take hardly any time to get your food because it is premade. So that makes it a great stop for a short lunch break.
The Other Drinks Available
Most coffee shops have lots of other drinks available. JavaPrimo had soft drinks which was handy because my boys were with me on this trip. They have no desire to drink coffee. I also like all the other fun drinks they have at some shops like freshly squeezed juice or sparkling water and sometimes even a full bar.
The Gift Ideas
At most coffee shops there are that can be purchased for yourself or a gift. At JavaPrimo, I was so delighted to see some Primitives by Kathy, coffee gear, candles, and more. And if you have a coffee lover to give to, there are always bags of coffee.
Even if you don’t like coffee or drink it, coffee shops can be your friends. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, to meet up for an informal business meeting, or even a date! Lunchtime can be a fun time at a coffee shop. If you thought coffee shops aren’t for you, be sure to check out the local one near you!