So I’ve found myself working in different coffee shops lately. This week I’ve been in Dallas, East Texas, and now Louisiana. Today I am actually visiting a friend in Shreveport. The great thing about having the freedom to travel around with my job, means I get to check out some pretty cool local coffee shops. How fun is that? I definitely found an awesome place today and wanted to share. My friend was kind enough to tell me about it.
Some days I feel like exploring and some days I feel like staying in. I could have stayed in today, I felt pretty lazy even though my to do list for the week is ridiculous. I am glad I got out though! What a wonderful way to spend the day, cozy in a coffee shop.
I am reminded of Austin a little bit, I think it’s the fact that Rhino Coffee is set in an beautiful old Southern house surrounding by a few lovely trees. It’s wonderful, quiet, and laid back. The wood floors and the open windows are the perfect setting for getting some work done and drinking coffee or tea with a french macaron cookie (which they have, and they are delicious). Being able to sit by a giant window that floods the space with light creates an atmosphere that reminds me of sitting on the front porch with a glass of iced tea. There is definitely a heavy dose of “Southern Charm” to this place.
It’s a bit cloudy and cool outside, and there have already been a couple of light showers this morning. That is probably the reason I have decided to take it slow today. I have a long to do list (like I mentioned before) but instead I made a wonderful decision to spend the day looking around Shreveport and after being at Rhino Coffee for just 5 minutes I thought, I need to write a post about this place (which was not on my to do list).
I decided not to try the coffee today (I shouldn’t write about a coffee shop without trying the coffee) but the place is beautiful enough and I thought, why not have some tea? I am drinking a London Fog, and I have to say, it’s delicious. Rhino coffee isn’t just a coffee shop though, they have a variety of breakfast dishes and the lunch menu has an ample amount of choices as far as sandwiches and salads go.
Though it seems to be a busy place, there is just so much space here, I feel like I can spread out and get some work done. If I was back in college and had found this coffee shop I would be here every day studying. I kind of wish most coffee shops were in a big house like this. It just seems like there is room for everyone.
I can’t help go on and on about the location of the coffee shop. I am kind of a sucker for pretty places. I could sit in here all day…and probably will. I also love the patio outside. It’s perfect for getting brunch with some friends, or just enjoying some sunshine with a cup of tea (or of course coffee, duh).
So I am probably going to try and talk my friend to coming back here in the evening. I am a little weird I guess but I want to sit outside under the lights on the patio while enjoying some iced tea or if I am not in the mood for iced tea Rhino Coffee has a popular drink called Iced Lighting (which sounds amazing) . I think it would be a perfect way to spend the evening.
So I think, since I will be here a couple of days, I will probably be back tomorrow to try breakfast and some coffee. It’s kind of a must. Once I find a place I like, I tend to revisit it. I am glad I found Rhino Coffee.
Shreveport is only an hour and forty five minute drive from my home town in East Texas. So I can imagine I’ll be back here again and again. I normally go to Dallas, but Shreveport has tons to do! I’ll be sure and take some more photos and hopefully have a post on Shreveport later this week.
Talk to you soon,