As an online project manager, Jeanine enjoys sharing the adventure and travel that come with finding her next coffee shop office.
Coffeehouse but No Coffee Please
One of my favorite benefits of working online is the ability to work anywhere. With my trusty MacBook Air and MiFi I am literally able to work wherever my adventures may take me. Whether a new location, or a weekend away at a previous haunt that has provided peace and relaxation before I am always up for a get-a-way experience.
Coffee shops are often a favorite virtual office of mine. With national chains such as Starbucks and Caribou Coffee being reliable options, I have to admit I have learned to enjoy seeking out and experiencing small local coffeehouses when traveling to new places.
However, I do have a few unique qualifications for shops I visit. First, they must serve something other than coffee, as I have never learned to enjoy the smell much less the taste of this morning pick-me-up. Chai lattes, matcha green tea and smoothies have become favorites of ours and items we are always on the lookout for. Second, due to my daughter recently being diagnosed as lactose intolerant they must have dairy-free options. Finally, something about them, their name, online photos, word of mouth referral must pique our interest enough to make them a part of our annual Door County Coffeehouse Tour.
Since a Walmart run was needed to grab some groceries for the week and the inevitable "forgotten items" of the trip we decided we would venture into Sturgeon Bay and find a coffeehouse there to start our 2018 Coffee Shop Tour.
Directionally challenged since birth, I always get excited when my GPS announces I have arrived at my destination and the location I am looking for is actually there. This time I couldn't help but smile as I looked over to see our coffee shop for the morning, 5th & Jefferson Coffeehouse, appropriately located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Jefferson Street.
From the moment we parked the car and started walking across the street we were absolutely captivated by this coffeehouse. With it's rustic front porch surrounded by beautiful gardens with metal sculpture animals grazing we couldn't stop looking around to take it all in.
We entered though the side door that allowed us to walk through the small garden seating area before entering what use to be a family home with unique shabby chic decor in each room you entered.
If you are looking for a quick order, a refill on a drink or decide on lunch after sitting for awhile they also provide a walk-up window as well.
Thankfully we were blessed with a beautiful July morning, partly cloudy with a slight breeze and minimal humidity making it the perfect time to enjoy our drinks outside Located on the other side of the house, next to the garden seating area, with patio lights strung along the top, their backyard area had several seating options including lounge chairs, wooden picnic tables with chandelier lighting, hammocks, metal cafe style chairs & table, and vintage tulip chairs.
Breakfast, Lunch and Lots of Drinks
5th & Jefferson Coffeehouse provides a nice menu of breakfast, lunch and drink options. Keeping with their shabby chic decor they have many of their options written out on various chalkboards hung throughout the front ordering area.
Matcha Green Tea Latte and Smoothie, Please
My usual go-to is a chai latte, however I was introduced to a new drink this last spring of matcha green tea lattes with a few pumps of peppermint syrup. I was excited when I saw this option on their board and so decided to try one of those. My daughter is more of a blended drink girl and decided to try their blueberry pomegranate smoothie.
As I mentioned before, we are cautious of cross-contamination and are always appreciative when servers are knowledgeable of and willing to accommodate for food allergies, which was definitely the case here. We were both very happy with our selections, and with the total including tip just over $12, we felt the prices were in line with area coffeeshops.
A Fabulous Door County Coffee Shop
If you find yourself visiting Door County you will definitely want to swing by and visit 5th & Jefferson Coffeehouse. Located at 232 N. 5th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, they are open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pm. In a hurry, take a peak at their menu and call to place your order at 920-746-1719 so they can get started and have it ready when, or shortly after, you arrive. In the meantime pop over and like their Facebook page for current updates and events.
© 2018 Jeanine Elizabeth