Sweet and Cozy

The Nutcracker popularized the Sugar Plum Fairy. Now, the Coffee Cottage & Café makes it delicious, too. The Sugar Plum Fairy Latte, a warm, espresso-based drink blended with milk and toasted marshmallow and hazelnut syrup, is one of the latest new drinks that owner Jill Carter is serving up to customers just in time for the holiday season.

“We always try to do seasonal drinks,” she says of the 11 coffees and hot chocolates that will be sold at the 612 S. Weinbach Ave. café until the first of the year. Other hot drinks include the Peppermint Hot Chocolate, made with peppermint syrup, chocolate sauce, and milk; Candy Cane Mocha, made with peppermint syrup, chocolate sauce, espresso, and milk; and the Fireside Spice Mocha, which is a blend of spicy chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup, espresso, and milk.

The Coffee Cottage is a popular meeting place for University of Evansville neighborhood residents. “It’s just very casual,” says Carter, who has owned the cozy café near the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues for three years. “We have Bible study groups and groups of friends that meet here on a regular basis on certain mornings.”

Carter changes the drink menu about five times a year to offer variety for her customers. She also offers a variety of casseroles, quiches, soups, sandwiches, and wraps.

Coffee Cottage & Café is open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, drink specials are half price.

For more information about Coffee Cottage & Café, call 401-1930 or visit its Facebook page.

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