Friday, January 4, 2013

Mmmmm.... Coffee!!!

So... anyone who is familiar with the Mastic-Shirley area knows that we have everything from Checkers to Taco Bell/Pizza Hut, but no where to sit, relax, and actually enjoy a good cup of coffee... until now!

Today (Jan 4) I was thrilled to visit Tend Coffee on their opening day! Tend Coffee is located at 924 Montauk Highway in Shirley. That's right next to Friendly's! I had seen the sign for Tend Coffee a few days before, and just the sign enough caused me to want to go in. Why? Because it promised coffee! And anyone who knows me knows I LOVE my coffee...

Well, I am very happy to say that my first (and certainly not my last!) visit was anything but disappointing. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the staff are accommodating and more like old friends to the customer than employees, and the location is prime! Why? Because, as the woman in charge (Susan) states, "There's nothing else like this around here." And she's right... we so need Tend Coffee in our area, and they are welcome with open arms and eager lips :)

This is Susan with her cheerful staff. Now, I am one person who loves a happy face behind the counter. I'll actually wait on the longer line at the supermarket just to get the joyful worker as opposed to the one who wears their attitude on their sleeve and lets the world know (all too common these days!)

The pleasantness of the wonderful staff aside, this comfy and warm coffee shop is worth coming into because their coffee is VERY good. I grabbed my cup to go, and as I was drinking it, I HAD to go back and tell them just how good it was. Then I grabbed a pack to make on my own at home!

You can sit, relax, drink your coffee, have a snack, and just take some time for yourself. As the world rushes by outside, you can sip your peace and breathe in the delectable aroma of fresh-brewed coffee.

So, if you're in the area, make sure you stop by and pay them a visit. You'll be so glad that you did, and I guarantee you, it won't be your last visit, either!

And on a completely different note, I haven't done a giveaway in a while, so here's one! Check out the picture below, and click on it to see it better, as it's only a pencil sketch in the preliminary stages right now. Then leave a comment below, indicating what the picture is from. Winner will be chosen at random from all correct responses. Best of luck! Prize is a custom made ACEO (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) created just for YOU, of whatever you want :)

11 comments:

bananaorangeapple said...

Um, I don't know what the picture is from - is it Peter Pan?

Aloquin said...

No, Hannah, but that was a VERY good guess!

Christine Linton said...

Ali Baba?

krafterskorner said...

I have no idea what the image is from. I don't watch TV! :P

Aloquin said...

LOL... I would say what channel it's from, but that would be a dead giveaway.

Lee Pierce said...

I'm going to say GATOR BOYS but I don't watch. Happy you found a coffee place :D

Vicky Williamson said...

Have no clue --- and I'm a tea-drinker who only likes how coffee smells --- but so glad you are able to enjoy your coffee!

Susan Kennedy said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful words! Hope to see you again soon!

-Susan

Aloquin said...

You will indeed, Susan!

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Hi Jen, so glad that you have a fun place to relax and get a good cup of coffee.

I don't recognise it from a tv show that I have ever seen, but reminds me of Peter Pan or the movie Hook maybe! It looks great!

Aloquin said...

Had this contest run on here AND FB, and out if all the correct guesses, "Kim" was chosen at random :) It IS "Gator Boys" on Animal Planet! Congrats, Kim!!!