Have you ever found something really good, so good in fact that you don’t want to share it? That’s how I feel about Coffee Breeze, a quaint coffee shop located in Downtown Yorktown, about a 13-minute drive from the Ball State campus.
I stumbled upon this charming gem when I was on a desperate search for a new place to do my homework. If you’re from Muncie, you know that there aren’t many coffee shops or cafés to choose from.
It sounds boring, but I found it through Google. I typed in “coffee shops near me” and there it was, hidden on a back page near the bottom. Nestled in secret. Just like it was nestled in Downtown Yorktown.
A review said it was their new favorite. I knew I had to go. And now I can’t stop going back.
To start off, let’s talk about the aesthetic. It’s stinkin’ cute. You can’t look at the photos I took for you guys (don’t say I didn’t give you anything) and not fall in love immediately.
When you walk in, you get transported to the beach, any beach of your choice. My choice was Naples, Florida. That’s where I was transported instantly.
The little design elements spread out through the café, such as seashells on the entrance walls and wreaths of coral, come together to cocoon you in what can only be described as peaceful and beachy cool.
There’s plenty of seating and an awesome amount of natural light. So, for those of you who are like me, who love the outdoors, but are allergic to the world, this makes you feel like your outside although you’re really not.
Most of their stuff, I found, is also homemade. Including homemade doughnuts. Now I can’t eat doughnuts because my stomach would kill me the rest of the day, but just looking at them had me salivating. All of them were dusted in what was probably the best sugar substance in creation and they smelled divine. They also had yogurt muffins set out that had to be fresh out of the oven because O-M-G.
They’re menu options are extensive. They have all sorts of drinks that, in my opinion, put Starbucks to shame. From coffee to tea to refresher drinks, there’s something for everyone at this shop. And on top of that, they’re not expensive at all which is also a huge plus because, well, I’m a poor college student.
My drink choice, after 15 minutes of bouncing back and forth, boiled down to a Strawberry refresher. I was nervous to get one because I enjoy refreshers from Starbucks, but I strongly dislike all of the dried strawberries they put in it.
But Coffee Breeze’s refresher? Bye. That’s the one. There is nothing else. I’m ruined for the rest of my life because nothing will compare. It’s like an explosion of strawberry with a hint of bubbliness. And low and behold, NO DRIED STRAWBERRIES. I almost cried. I was more than happy to pay the $4.75 to guzzle a large and then want to ask for more.
I then spent three hours at this place and not another soul came in. Not one. It was miraculous and honestly confusing because they are so good? And even if you don’t want coffee or a drink or food, the atmosphere is enough to call me there at least once a week.
So, if you have the time, you should go. If you’re a Ball State student, this is the perfect time to get off of campus and explore. If you don’t have the time, make the time and go. You will thank me later. I promise.
Drink Water. Stay Weird.