If you’ve been following my posts lately, you know that Hamlin Park is the neighborhood I’m making my home and staying active in. Every good neighborhood has at least one place that’s “the spot” where a variety of folks in the community gather to relax, grab some coffee/food, socialize, and have a good time. That spot in Hamlin Park is unquestionably the E.M. Tea Coffee Cup in Hamlin Park on the corner of Oakgrove and Hughes Avenue.
The family owned and operated business has been serving up great coffee and delicious food in Hamlin Park for nearly 15 years and provides a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. It’s the kind of place where if you go enough, the regulars and the employees know you by name.
Proprietors, Wil and Kat Tyler along with Kat’s son Sterling, run the day-to-day operations and have recently remodeled for an even cozier venue. In addition to their fantastic offerings, the café hosts live music as often as possible. The next event is a poetry slam, taking place on January 3rd, starting at 8:30pm.
All the food is made fresh to order and the café offers great baked goods made in house daily. The breakfast sandwiches are a great start to the day and served on flaky croissants. Lunch offerings are expansive and I’ve been making my way through the menu from the fish fry to the hoagies and everything in between. If you’re thinking about a special occasion you may also want to consider their homemade chocolate covered strawberries, which you have to order at least a day in advance. I’ve yet to have them, but I hear great things.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood or if you already live here, be sure to give it a try and support this great, local, east side business.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday, Saturday: 7am to 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 7am to 7pm