Well, have you lately been noticing these signs on the grass line along the road...
Well, I'm here to tell you what Coffee Time is: a hidden gem of a place right here in Gahanna set back in that little shoppping center behind an unassuming storefront:
Though I'd been driving by the signs for a few weeks, I decided to try Coffee Time on the recommendation of one of my Panera Posse members who'd gone there for lunch and, knowing I'm always in search of a good place to settle in for a few hours and get some writing done, suggested that I try Coffee Time. "It seems like it would be a nice place to have a cup of tea and write," she said.
Right she was.
On my first visit I was enchanted by the place.
(I do believe we hit just about every sweets shop along the Camino, though sometimes I thought it must look funny, these two big Americans in their sweaty clothes and dirty boots hauling around all this gear going in and plopping down in a cute little pastry shop.
candy, and fudge.
The place was nice. It was cheerful. It had WIFI. I decided it was It was a good place to work.
I noticed a couple of moms with toddlers having coffee back by the kids space.
I decided then and there that next time my two little grand daughters come for a visit I want to bring them here for a tea party.
I learned that Coffee Time opened about 2 months ago and is owned by Brittany's grandmother and managed by Jaylyn's mother. Brittany's grandmother, Sally Held, also recently opened another coffee shop, the Three Creeks Coffee Roasters, at Creekside in downtown Gahanna:
Coffee Time is open weekdays from 6 am to 7 pm, Saturdays 7am to 7pm and opens 9 am on Sundays.
Jaylyn, left, and Brittany, right.
Coffee time also sells bakery and candy-making supplies, and next to the cafe is a big room filled of every imaginable cake, cookie, or candy-making need:
Theresa had a croissant and a cup of lemon tea and my Posse partner had coffee and a biscotte:
I ordered the grilled swiss cheese sandwich:
Then we thought we were all done until the store baker arrived from the kitchen with a big, fresh, warm, delicious-smelling loaf of challah:
In fact, though I'll probably be back there sooner, I'm definitely going back to Coffee Time aound 2 pm next Friday to see if I can snag another loaf of that awesome challah.
So, everybody, go check out Coffee Time, this delightful,original, family-owned and run spot right here in Gahanna. Tell 'em, Patti sent you.
Eh, on second thought, they'd have no idea who I am.
Just go and enjoy! 8)
*If you might happen to be interested in reading about Tom's and my 490-mile trek through the Spanish Pyrenees along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela you can check out my blog of the journey, "Tighten Your Boots" at pattiliszkay.weebly.com