Pastries and an Eye Opener at Giant Coffee

Pastries and an Eye Opener at Giant Coffee

Finally got over to Matt and Erenia Pool's new Giant Coffee first thing this morning, and I love it already.

The space looks and feels great -- this morning, they had the front doors open to let a nice breeze through. That won't last for long, but on days when the weather allows, it's good feng shui. There's a long communal table down the middle, tables down one side, and sort of table/workstations with electrical outlets along the wall. Wi-fi is on the way (why does it take Quest up to 10 days to do such a seemingly simple thing?)

By the way, the coffee shop is on 1st Street just south of McDowell, behind Thai Hut. 

To go with my tasty honey vanilla latte, I had a cherry-filled hand pie and a chocolate-filled croissant dusted with powdered sugar. Most of the stuff is made by Tammie Coe and MJ, although more items will soon be made in-house, such as granola, and some egg dishes.

Since Giant's only open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. right now (it'll stay open til 7 p.m. after more staff are trained -- soon), Bunky Boutique is opening early as well. The ever-stylish Rachel Richards-Malloy showed up to open her doors at 8 a.m., and told me she planned to continue the early hours for the indefinite future.

Uh-oh! I have a feeling I'm going to be picking up a cute new dress or some jewelry the next time I need a caffeine fix . . .

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