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My next stop was for my specialty, house made brews and delicious treats. After leaving Whitewater, Wisconsin, we made our way to Kirksville, Missouri. I know... I hadn't heard of it either, but only a few hours away from Hannibal (of Mark Twain fame!) I found a wonderful place to sit and blog and sip and daydream. This, of course, was the local favorite coffee shop Sweet Espressions.
This coffee shop is constantly bustling with college students and art folk. I love the layout and it's the kind of shop where you can get lost in a book for hours and never realize how long you've been sitting on that comfortable couch. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and absolutely knows their stuff when it comes to the coffee arts. I got a Lavender latte to start, and then a cup of their maple walnut house brew. They suggested I add in a bit of cream and honey and damn was that a good decision. GOOD JOB SIR! I applaude your coffee knowledge and I will return again if I ever find myself in Missouri. The walls are covered in clocks and it feels a bit like you are stuck in a Sherlock Holmes/Alice in Wonderland universe. This is me... not complaining.
This place is adorable. I had a yummy little breakfast sandwich, simple english muffin with an egg and cheese but it's so great when the eggs are freshly made on the grill right behind the coffee counter. I will say that the only thing about this place that is a little distracting is that they are constantly grinding coffee beans behind the register. This is extremely loud and can make for a noisy atmosphere. But, I got my headphones and can watch Broad City all afternoon! Once again this is me... not complaining.
It's a bit weird to think that I'll be back in Virginia soon. I feel very lucky to have traveled so many miles and tasted so many sweet things. I love looking forward, and it's little homey and comfy places like this that make me excited to start a new chapter! I feel like you can make any couch comfortable with a few new pillows, a soft blanket, and a cup of coffee. Maybe add a little love and a dog on your lap? A good book too! You have to love these simple things because when you do, you realize how much more is out there and it is all about looking forward and up. Thank you for a wonderful time Sweet Espressions!
Thanks for reading!