There’s never too much of a good thing. After opening its first Mount Dora location on U.S. 441 last year, Foxtail Coffee is doubling down in the city by opening a second location in the heart of historic downtown. The owners of the Mount Dora location expect it to open by the end of June.
The Florida-based company touts being dedicated to responsibly sourcing some of the finest coffees from around the world. In addition to whipping up the expected expressos, cappuccinos, chai lattes, flat whites, pour-overs and various cold brews, Foxtail also serves baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and quiche and plans to expand into light lunch items. Opening from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. the downtown location will also have beer and wine offerings.
Although the design of each location differs, the cafes typically feature combinations of exposed beam ceilings, subway tiles, distressed wood and industrial-style fixtures to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. One of the impressive features of all the Foxtail Coffee interiors is that each has a large, unique mural painted by the talented artist, Rosie Tchekmeian. She also happens to be a co-owner of the downtown Mount Dora location and the sister to one of the company’s founders.
Foxtail Coffee Company launched just a few years ago in Winter Park with its first cafe and coffee-roasting facility. Now the company, founded by two childhood friends, has approximately three dozen locations in Florida, with some of them being corporately owned while others, like the Mount Dora locations, are owned by franchisees.
The new downtown Mount Dora facility will be located on the ground floor at 138 E. 5th Avenue across from Donnelly Park. The two-story brick building was recently sold to G3 Development and is also home to Scoops on Fifth and the art center. Foxtail's other Mount Dora location opened in the western section of Loch Leven Landing shopping center that faces Lowes.
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