About six months ago, one of my coworkers told me I needed to pay this place called Dynamite Coffee Bar a visit. She knew the owners and was absolutely positive that I’d love the coffee. I made a mental note to check it out as soon as my schedule allowed… A few months went by and I kept passing the shop but couldn’t stop for this or that reason. I know, who doesn’t have time for coffee?

Dynamite Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I happened to be out running the streets with Miss 20 when I saw the “Open” sign in the window and literally slammed on brakes in the middle of the street. I told my kid we were going in.

I’d heard from several people that I definitely needed to try the Lavender Latte, so that’s what I ordered. Imagine walking into a spa, slipping into a bath of warm lavender scented water, and sipping a cup of creamy coffee. That’s what a Lavender Latte tastes like. Seriously, it’s relaxation in a cup.

Robbie and his wife, Katie, started Dynamite Coffee Bar with the goal of providing sustainable coffee in an inviting atmosphere. They began the coffee bar in a little red trailer that they set up outside West Side Mall. And with hard work, a loyal customer base, and great customer service, they were able to move to a beautiful brick and mortar location at 206 Independence Street, conveniently located off the Riverfront.

Dynamite Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

Watching these two work together is like watching a well coordinated dance. Just fun… 

Coffee Art {Living Outside the Stacks}

While I was there, Robbie demonstrated his coffee art technique. He’s an award~winning nationally recognized barista! So very cool. He explained to me that there’s a science behind the art ~ temperature and texture play big roles. Honestly, you can hear the passion in his voice for his craft. Robbie encourages customers to not only stick with their favorite beverage but branch out and try something new.

They offer seasonal flavors developed by them and inspired by his love for great beans and her interest in cooking. If you’re not sure what to try, they’re willing to offer suggestions based on what you like.

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Katie and Robbie have created a warm and inviting environment where people can either sit inside and enjoy fun conversation or sit outside and soak in the sights and sounds of downtown Cape. Dynamite Coffee Bar really is a place where you can just go and relax with friends.

You can find Dynamite Coffee Bar on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re ever in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, please stop by and say “Hi” to Katie and Robbie. And don’t forget to give the Lavender Latte a try.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this post, I’m just a very big fan of buying local and supporting small businesses. And, oh em gee, the coffee is amazing!