As is typical in small towns, trends take a little longer to arrive. Coffee trends are apparently no different.
Nitro, a coffee that first came on the scene a few years ago, is a kegged cold-brew infused with nitrogen and run through a tap. The result is a cold, frothy black coffee, with an appearance similar to Guiness on tap. Now, to satisfy the yearning of downtown Mount Dora’s coffee aficionados, the nitro trend has landed on Fifth Avenue.
A new coffee spot, Serendipity Coffee, is the latest in a series of cafes in its location. It replaces Cafe Aroma which opened last Spring after its predecessor, The Coffee Branch Cafe, closed. Although the location and the smell of fresh coffee may be familiar, that’s where much of the similarity ends.
ABOVE: Serendipity's Avocade Toast on an 'everything' bagel.
Like The Coffee Branch, Serendipity Coffee is owned by two sisters, both of whom are Mount Dora High School graduates. Rachel Pepper and her older sister Christy Harris are neophytes in restaurant ownership, but are eager share their passion for artisan coffee with the community. In addition to nitro, the cafe serves a variety of other coffees, including espresso, cold brew, pour-overs, flat whites and French press, as well as the traditional lattes, macchiatos and brewed coffee. Serendipity Coffee also features premium teas by Tea Forte. Anyone desiring a nosh can try their sandwiches, soups, avocado toast and bagels, or indulge in one of the many fresh-baked cakes, cookies, and muffins. The sisters are also planning to serve light dinner fare, once a beer and wine license is obtained.
Serendipity Coffee is currently in the process of their soft opening and is located at 144 W. 5th Avenue in downtown Mount Dora and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.