Everyone knows Starbucks, right? We’ve all seen the bright red holiday cups, the familiar green and white logo. It seems to be on every corner. But I’ve found a coffee shop that I think is even better than the ubiquitous Starbucks. If you’re in the Midlothian area, stop in and warm yourself up at Lighthouse Coffee on 9th Street, just a little way off of Highway 67.
This morning dawned damp and blustery, so we thought it would be a perfect day to warm up with some festive beverages. As you can see from the menu board above, Lighthouse has several holiday offerings – Eggnog Latte, the Polar Espresso, Gingerbread Latte, Apple of my Chai for the non-coffee drinkers, and a Frosty the Snowman frozen blender for those who don’t care for hot drinks. I’m normally a peppermint mocha kind of gal, and that’s what the Polar Espresso is – a mocha with peppermint. This morning, though, I opted for their Courtney’s Carol, a latte blended with peppermint and vanilla. Delicious! It was wonderfully smooth, no really strong coffee aftertaste like some coffees have , and I liked the mint and vanilla combination a lot. My husband went with the Apple of My Chai, as he isn’t a coffee drinker (I know, I know, how can you not drink coffee?). I didn’t get to sample it myself, but he proclaimed it delicious. The description says it’s a combination of apple cider and chai tea, so I expect it’s spicy, apple-y goodness.
In addition to coffee and non-coffee drinks, the Lighthouse also has breakfast items on the menu, and a selection of lunch items. They also have Open Mic night and live music several nights a week. Stop by and treat yourself, during the Christmas season or anytime!