COFFEE WITH A PURPOSE
We are so impressed by our experience at Stories Coffee Co. (www.storiescoffeecompany.com) We’ve done hundreds of exposés at all kinds of restaurants…we didn’t expect too much from a coffee shop. We were envisioning a menu much like the one you’d see at a Starbucks, but we were far off! Stories Coffee has a deliciously crafted range of filling food options to compliment their drink offerings. What’s more is that a portion of their profits go directly to supporting organizations that are doing good in Omaha. So, not only will you fill up your belly, you’ll feel good about choosing Stories Coffee as your next workspace, meeting location, study spot, date-night destination, you name it.
Upon entry, we were dazzled by the depth of the venue and its warming ambiance. Dark features and modern decor with a very spacious floor plan give it sophistication without being pretentious. The coffee house is clean, well-arranged, and designed to appeal to today’s young professional. One thing we noted is all the different seating options, from living room furniture and booths to low- and high-top tables, catering to groups and individuals who visit.
No matter your purpose as a patron, whether it’s to get some work done on your laptop or to meet up with friends and enjoy live music, you’ll be able to select from Stories Coffee’s variety of coffee creations–roasted in house and available hot or cold–wine and beer menu, and substantial food options. Our group was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, drinks, and service we received. We could tell the barista staff was well-trained to perfectly construct each drink order and they select premium beans from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Columbia, and Kenya.
Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., Stories Coffee features their happy hour menu. Everything on it incorporates locally sourced ingredients and mouth-watering recipes for a very reasonable price. A group favorite was the Spinach Artichoke Dip. Its amazing creaminess and natural flavor had us all wanting more. The Hummus Plate also satisfied with its warm, chewy, salted pita bread that went very well with the dip and veggies. We recommend the Patatas Bravas for the spicy sauce drizzled on top and the Club Sandwich for its perfectly toasted jalapeño cornbread. The Margherita Flatbread Pizza is made with pesto for the base sauce and you can definitely tell that fresh mozzarella slices are used. Stories Coffee also puts together a great charcuterie Cheese Board with tasty jam, pickled olives, and a variety of meats and cheeses.
All we could keep saying to each other is how impressed we were by every aspect of our time at Stories Coffee. There was even talented live music playing during our visit (shout out to Grace Music!). We also want to thank our lovely server, Erin, who took very good care of us.
Stories Coffee Co. is located at 114th and Davenport in the heart of Omaha. They also have a drive thru and conference room for guests. You can purchase their beans online along with trendy swag for the true Stories fans out there. To learn more about how they invest in the stories of their customers, vendors, partners, and those in need in our community by providing hope through coffee, go online to www.storiescoffeecompany.com. Follow on Facebook and Instagram (@storiescoffeecompany) for updated on seasonal menu items, new brews, and daily specials such as Mug Mondays, Crafty Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and Tea Time Thursday!