Coffee Cup a quaint, comfy getaway
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 21:10
If typical coffee shop chains are losing their appeal with their congested lines and over-crowded study spots, then I have uncovered your new addiction. Recently, I have found myself becoming aggravated with mainstream coffee chains such as Starbucks, with their never-ending lines, limited seating, and in-and-out atmosphere. Going to a coffee shop should be a relaxing experience that takes your stress away, rather than causing anxiety with their constant hustle and bustle.
Here is my solution--visit the Coffee Cup. It is located just miles from FGCU right off of 41. The Coffee Cup is a quaint, family-owned coffee shop that brews up handcrafted beverages along with homemade breakfast and lunch.
The atmosphere resembles an old coffee house one would find walking down the streets of Savannah, Georgia. Step inside the shop, and you feel a sense of comfort with the dark color tones, cherry wood floors and the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. Located to the left are four tables along with a computer bar to charge your laptop.
Head to the back of the Coffee Cup and you’ll find two big, comfy chairs parallel to a couch, perfect for those long study days. Not to mention the reliable free WiFi!
The Coffee Cup is notorious for their handcrafted beverages such as Choco-Mint Latte (latte with chocolate sauce, mint and topped with homemade marshmallow), Red Eye (Coffee and Espresso), as well as a Salted Carmel Latte (Ginger spice with Carmel drizzle and whipped cream). Along with specialty drinks, the Coffee Cup also serves up frappes, espressos, teas, coffees, smoothies and much more. Their prices aren’t too shabby, ranging from $1.89 for a 16 oz. cup of joe to $4.49 for a 20 oz. frappe.
While sipping your coffee, try the Coffee Cup’s homemade breakfast and lunch menu. They serve up egg sandwiches, muffins and assorted pastries for breakfast. Homemade daily for lunch, the Coffee Cup offers a soup of the day, salads and sandwiches made with premium Boar’s Head meat. It will be sure to make your mouth water. Also offered are daily specials, such as Cuban sandwiches and blue cheese pear salad. For the quality of the food, the prices are reasonably priced for college students. Made to order sandwiches are $4.99 and salads are a measly $3.99. Can’t make up your mind? For $7.79 try a soup and salad combo.
Now is the time to venture past the typical coffee shop chains and to start calling the Coffee Cup your own exclusive coffee shop. Follow the Coffee Cup on Facebook and Twitter to hear about daily deals and frequent up-and-coming mic nights.