Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery

Now that we are in arguably one of the most hectic times of the semester, I’ve been finding myself in the library more frequently than I’d like. Don’t get me wrong, the library is great, but sometimes I get tired of sitting in the same building several days a week. Occasionally I’ll try to go to other places on campus to study, but I can never concentrate as well as I can in the library.

A few weeks ago I was on the third floor of the library when I started getting hungry. I didn’t want to go to Lane or the caf, and I didn’t have a granola bar with me like I usually do. I remembered hearing about Mountain City Coffeehouse, so I decided to drive to Main Street and check it out.

The building is old, so the architecture stands out among the surrounding buildings. Walking or driving past the coffeehouse, one would never think that it was a little cafe unless they looked at the sign. I was very intrigued to see the inside as I was walking up the stairs.

Turns out, the inside is much more modern than the outside. It’s not anything special, but it’s nice and clean. The small tables were the perfect size for me to spread out some homework while I waited for my order.

I’m not sure if they get really busy for breakfast, but the lunch crowd was small. Most of the other patrons were by themselves with a newspaper or a book. It was quiet enough that I was able to concentrate on my papers.

For breakfast, they serve bagels, breakfast sandwiches, Belgian waffles, pastries, and other typical foods you would see on a breakfast menu. At lunch, they have soups, salads, a variety of sandwiches, pizza, and vegetarian options that change daily. There are no dinner options as the coffeehouse is opened 7:30am-4pm on Tuesday-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. They are closed Mondays.

The menus are very traditional, nothing crazy. Everything I’ve eaten there has been very delicious.

While this is a coffeehouse, it’s important to remember that it’s not Starbucks. You can’t walk in and order a pumpkin spice latte or whatever Starbucks is promoting right now. They won’t have it.

Their espresso drinks are very traditional. They are all some variation of espresso with steamed or foamed milk, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and whipped cream.

The coffee beans used at Mountain City Coffeehouse are freshly roasted at Broadway Roasting Company. It’s located in Kansas City, Missouri and sells coffee beans to restaurants and cafes all over the United States.

The employees are very friendly and the wait for the food isn’t long at all.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to study for your midterms, or just a place to grab a quick meal, check out Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery.


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