This week marks the opening of Honey Dew Coffee Company at 612 South Weinbach Avenue, in the same location as the former Coffee Cottage. They gutted the interior, purchased all new equipment, and have created a great vibe that focuses on locally produced products, including local roasters Black Lodge Coffee Roasters, Sunshine Juice Company, and Bliss Artisan Ice Cream.
Zac Parsons started this journey at Startup Weekend 2016 with the dream of creating a “Third Place”, much the way the original Penny Lane Coffeehouse serves the Historic District. Zac and Jessica Farmer opened Honey Dew Coffee in another great neighborhood location, just across the street from the University of Evansville, and within walking distance of many families who value the qualities of this pedestrian neighborhood.
Honey Dew’s focus on quality and “getting it right” is so much appreciated in a world where business decisions are often driven by the bottom line. Quality costs a little more, but the recent trend in craft coffee has hit Evansville in a big way these past two years and I believe that an eye toward quality will set shops like Honey Dew Coffee apart from the more established venues.
The dining area seats around 30 people comfortably, so this shop is not to large, but not too small. Their menu is expanding daily, as they get their footing in the market. Please check them out, and say “Hi from Mister Coffee” for me.