I travel a lot for my new job, so I like to joke that I’m on the iced tea diet…because most days, I don’t have time for lunch, so I just swing by the Starbucks drive-thru and grab a large unsweetened iced tea. (Don’t worry, I’m eating plenty for breakfast and lunch. If you know me in real life, you know I’m not at risk of starving.)
Naturally, when I actually need to go INSIDE a coffeeshop to set up my laptop to work, Starbucks is the last place I want to go. I’d much rather find somewhere local in whatever city I’m in. Because Starbucks is like Panera in that once you’re inside, you could be in Las Vegas or Toledo or Miami or Chicago…they all look the same! I want to be somewhere that’s unique to that city or area.
A place I just discovered is Stories Coffeehouse in West Omaha. Wow!!! It’s one of the best. I was a little unsure because it’s in a strip mall, but once you step inside, you’re in a whole different world. The decor is very eclectic, with mismatched chairs and tables and lots of whimsical touches.
I ordered coffee but they also serve food as well as wine. The woman at the table next to me was working on her laptop while enjoying a glass of wine. I will be doing that soon for sure!
Here’s their website, in case you’re in the area or just want to check them out!
And, as you may know, finding coffee shops isn’t new for me =) Here are a few posts highlighting my other favorites around the country…
Milton’s in Lawrence, Kansas
Rude Awakenings in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Java Break in Lawrence, Kansas
If only I drove around the country finding fun places to exercise nearly as often as I find places to eat and drink!