Tasty Tuesday: Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Shop
Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Shop has been serving people in the Bridgeport area for over 10 years. The little cafe offers two things that many people love.
"They love their coffee and they love their sweets," said Whitney Layton, a barista at Almost Heaven.
They offer a wide variety of coffee drinks, made-from scratch baked goods, and healthy options like salads and acai bowls, a recent health food craze.
"We have a bakery on Wonder Bar Road where all of our stuff is made, then brought over here, daily," Layton said.
"I usually have a salad and maybe a panini for lunch," said customer Jamus Morrison.
"I like the espresso and I like to get the cobb salad at lunch time," said Justin Post, another customer.
One of the more popular items at the shop is their delicious, hand made cannolis. They also sell cannoli dip, which is their creamy cannoli filling sold with a side of cannoli shell chips.
"It's a new and different way to eat cannolis and it seems to be a popular thing here," Layton said.
To the workers and their customers, Almost Heaven is more than just a coffee shop. It's a community gathering place that feels like home.
"It's like my 'Cheers'," said Nancy Hillegas, referencing the once-popular TV show.
Hillegas continued, "People come in and I know them. I bring some of my customers here and I like to meet new people."
"It offers not just a nice hang out, but also a place to study and come to have meetings," said Layton.