The obligatory, daily cup o’ joe options are numerous when in Mount Dora. I would recommend either one: having easy access to downtown Mount Dora coffee shops or, two: having a cup in front of you while reading this article because your about to crave some caffeine. Let’s begin.
Cafe 334, inside Every Nook and Cranny on Donnelly St. in Downtown Mount Dora roasts all of their coffee in house and you can buy a bag to bring home with you. They have unique combinations and the classics available to satisfy every coffee preference. They also happen to have delectable vegan treats and kombucha but we’ll have to dig into that further in another post. Don’t forget to stick around and sip your coffee while staring at fascinating pieces of local art. Did I mention that Every Nook and Cranny is a fantastic art store? Check them out on facebook if you haven’t already.
Le Petit Sweet is a bit of an institution in Mount Dora. They have incredibly delicious french desserts and beyond (we’re talking cakes, cookies, pies, cream puffs, macarons, and many other special treats). For today’s sake I will focus on the java. Their coffee is great and they do a few special things like coffee ice cubes as an option so on hot Florida days your iced coffee doesn’t get watered down. Oh yeah and they offer affogato which is a nice strong espresso poured over top of ice cream, soooooo ya know, enough said.
A new addition to the Mount Dora coffee scene is Allyson A Bake Shop and man am I proud to have them in Lake County. First off, the shop is beautifully designed and picture perfect. Owner, Terese named the shop in memory of her mother Allyson who loved to bake and passed the passion along to her highly talented daughter. Along with their baked goods which yet again I’ll have to come back to, they offer latte’s and bottled cold brew coffee. So sit down and admire the sheik design while you sip on your java.
Finally some other great spaces to get your “coffee on” in downtown Mount Dora include Village Coffee Pot and a more recent arrival, Serendipity. No matter where you prefer to brew, Mount Dora offers a wide selection of options. From treats to art to cozy escapes, Mount Dora does coffee right.