The Coffee Garden offers more than just a cup of coffee

Mint Hill Times

Whether you’re a student, a community group, or a regular,  has something for everybody.
The Coffee Garden, owned by Jerry and Suzi Butler, has been located in Stevens Mill Crossing for the past four years. It offers coffee from around the world  and also sells light lunches. The most important thing they offer is “a place for people to get together,” according to Suzi.
Their customers often include dedicated regulars who come in daily. On one wall, a branch of paper leaves creeps across the wall, filled with the names of those who have bought over one hundred drinks at The Coffee Garden. Regulars are called by name, one of the benefits of being a small business and not a franchise. The floor plan is open and comfortable. The Butlers designed the shop themselves. The shop seats thirty-two people inside, and sixteen more on the beautiful patio garden outside.
The Coffee Garden has a diverse group of patrons. Last year they sponsored a robotics group who often met in the store. More regular groups include two knitting clubs and a group of homeschooling moms. When school is in session, students take advantage of the quiet afternoons to come in and study after grabbing a coffee or soda. The Coffee Garden provides complementary Wi-Fi for these students and anyone else who wants to come in and study, tutor, or just hang out.
Coffees prices begin at $1.69 and there is a wide variety of flavors and types. Their most popular drink is their mocha, which they make in-house. “Anything we can make, we make it,” says Butler. This allows The Coffee Garden to keep their prices as low as possible for their customers. Visit The Coffee Garden’s website (www.thecoffeegarden.net) for more information or to reserve a table if your club or group wants to meet.

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