As a brand new blogger who claims to love all thing coffee, it’s about time I post something about it! Today I visited Lafayette’s newest coffee shop, Copper Moon! I have been waiting for this place to open for months! Somehow this coffee shop stalker missed the fact that they opened yesterday!! I may have been a day late, but I made up for it today by indulging in a large iced mocha, a turkey apple gouda panini, and the most delicious blueberry scone!
This place was exactly what I needed today! I was in the mood for coffee and food, and a quite place to do some reading. You would think that would be easy to find, but let me tell you, it’s not. Almost all the coffee shops downtown have very little seating, they are over packed, and their food & dessert selection is sparse, not to mention that all of the shops require street parking, and if you have my luck, there’s normally nothing close by. Don’t get me wrong, I still have love for them! But I was just craving something different today, I actually ALMOST went to Starbucks, which I don’t normally do (I prefer supporting smaller shops), but I was in a funky mood and I knew I would be passing a Starbucks on my way home. As I was getting ready to pull into Starbucks, I noticed that there were some cars in the parking lot of Copper Moon! I instantly changed my mind, and drove across the street to check it out! As I as getting closer, I wasn’t sure if the cars in the parking lot were from patrons of the restaurant next store, because I did not see any neon open signs in the front of Copper Moon (maybe I just missed it?) So I was little unsure if they were open…that was until I parked my car and saw some people walking out.
As soon as I walked in, I loved the feel of the place! There were plenty of tables and a few of my favorite “comfy chairs” I like coffee shops that have a good mix of seating. I should note, that there was lots of outside seating too! That was a plus, because many of the shops downtown do not have that option (except Star City). Even though I was a barista for many years, in a few different places I always take a long time to look at the menu and ask questions. The baristas working were very friendly! Another plus! Every time I visit a new coffee shop, I ALWAYS ask about their chai tea! Chai Lattes are my favorite drink <333 I asked if their chai is liquid or powder….I was told they make there’s with liquid, which a lot of places do. I just personally prefer powder. So I decided to order my next favorite drink, an iced mocha! I was super happy with the size! Some coffee shops use the same size cup for their iced drinks and just change the amount of espresso in the drink depending on the size ordered. Not a fan of that! So when I saw my drink, in an actual LARGE cup (my guess is that it was a 16oz cup) I was happy!!
Overall, I was very pleased with Cooper Moon! I was loving my sandwich and ate 1/2 of it before I realized I should take a picture for the blog!
I will definitely be back!
But First, Coffee.