It’s hard to be back in frigid Wisconsin after spending two weeks back home in sunny South Florida. I know I’ve been home about a month, but I slipped on a sheet of ice and went down hard on my right leg walking to the store today. So, now I’m sore and thinking of the sunny, ice-free streets of Florida a bit more wistfully.
My family recently moved from Jupiter to Stuart, and while the new town might have the most boring name ever, it does have some fun food stops. Check out a couple of my favorites below!
Stuart Coffee Company
Mom and I popped in to Stuart Coffee Company for a drink after window shopping with the family in downtown Stuart. I’m always happy to see local coffee shops bustling like Stuart Coffee Company. As much as I love the convenience of my Starbucks app and quick pick up, I like to support my local places.
I kept it short and sweet with an Americano and a shot of hazelnut. The coffee was delicious, simple, and strong. I’m no fuss when it comes to my coffee, so this was perfect for me. Mom went the smoothie route. Customers pick the base juice of Lemonade or Orange juice and then seasonal fresh fruit is blended it. There’s several mix-in’s choices, like greens or vanilla Greek yogurt. Mom’s lemonade and fresh berry smoothie was amazing, and it’s the perfect cooler for a hot Florida day. Even though it was in the fifties, or Florida cold, the afternoon we were out.
The cafe is also a gallery, and the art along the walls created by local artists are all for sale. If you’re ever in downtown Stuart, stop in for a quick bite or drink and support a local business.
Where to find it
Stuart Coffee Company is located at 55 SW Flagler Avenue, next to the Lyric Theater in historic downtown Stuart. It’s open from 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. every day.
Berry Fresh Cafe
Brunch is my favorite time of day. So I was game for brunch with my sisters and cousins on Christmas Eve. We decided to give Berry Fresh Cafe a try, and we also had a coupon so that was a bonus. But that wasn’t the best part.
Three words: 20-ounce mimosa. Served in a mason jar so you can track how much you’re drinking. And the ratio to champagne to orange juice? Champagne with maybe a splash of orange juice, my favorite type of mimosa. Go and treat yourself for brunch one day. Enough said.
LOADED POTATO PANCAKE PLATE $9.99
OLD-FASHIONED BLT $8.99
Where to find it
Berry Fresh Cafe is located at 1429 SE Federal hwy, Stuart, FL 34994. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday. They also have Jupiter and Port St. Lucie locations.