Local Coffee Shops Still Serving Up the ‘Daily Grind’

CUSTER COUNTY–A morning cup of coffee (or three cups) can be just what you need to get going every day and possibly even more than normal during these days of COVID-19. You might not be able to go inside and enjoy the ambiance of your caffeine hot spot but you can still enjoy the daily grind of area coffee shops.

BrewBakers Coffee House & Gifts in Arnold has not skipped a beat and is open to serve customers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Owner Jodie Carlson said traffic is down but she greatly appreciates the business from her customers.

“Those that do come in are very appreciative that we’re still open. It gives them somewhere to go without violating any of the health codes right now,” Carlson said. “I would really like to extend my appreciation to of course our customers and the people behind the scenes who are giving us support and trying to help us through. There’s lots of people behind the scenes trying to help keep us going,” Carlson added.

Dining-in is not an option under the Directed Health Measure but customers can still enjoy lattes, cappuccinos, and a variety of baked goods (cookies, muffins, bagels, scones, etc.) with curbside pickup. The gift shop is still open and features home decor, all-occasion gifts, and fresh flower arrangements. The 10 people and six-feet-apart rules apply.

Call 308-529-0228 to order a fresh coffee drink, baked goods, or flowers. Click here to view BrewBakers Facebook page.

“They can still get their favorite cup of coffee or latte, cappuccino and also we have breakfast burritos so that’s always good! And then in the afternoon if it gets warm you can enjoy a fruit smoothie. It is real fruit puree with no-sugar-added yogurt, and ice. So it’s a refreshing, healthy drink,” Carlson told KCNI/KBBN.

Broken Bow’s Prairie Grounds Cafe & Gifts also continues to serve its daily drip coffee and monthly specialty drinks. Prairie Grounds has locked its front door but all are welcome to swing by the drive thru.

Prairie Grounds Manager Skyler White said the cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

White also told KCNI/KBBN she appreciates the support of local businesses during this time. Click here to view the Prairie Grounds Facebook page.

“It’s been amazing with the continued support that we’ve had an other business owners that I’ve talk to have been doing well with either online sales or you know any ways that they’ve had to change their shop with other businesses supporting their neighboring businesses or you know just their customers in general and vice versa it has been amazing to see,” White said.

In Sargent, the “coolest beans in town,” are found at the high school based business, S’Cool Beans, which typically serves delicious coffee, cafe mochas, lattes, frappes, and more. However, the coffee shop has closed its doors until further notice in accordance with the closure of Sargent High School through May 31.

Sargent senior and S’Cool Beans Manager Kaylee Kruml posted the following on the S’Cool Beans Facebook page on April 4.

“During this uncertain time, it is hard to know what the future holds. As many of you may have heard, Sargent High School will remained closed through May 31st (previously to April 6th). Although it is not something we want to do, S’Cool Beans will also remain closed until further notice. Our main goal through this time is to keep our wonderful high school employees and our amazing customers safe from exposure to Covid-19. We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Please share this post so everyone knows. Thank you for sticking with us through this crazy time. We will see you on the other side! – Kaylee Kruml”