A new coffee shop has opened up at the Town Square in Leitchfield.
Strange Cafe is owned and operated by Maria and Keith Strange, daughter Alissa, sons Chris and Joe, daughter Marissa and her husband, Jake. It is a unique, laid-back shop that sells more than just coffee. They serve all the typical coffee drinks you would expect from a coffee shop—lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffees, and more. But it is their specialty drinks that they really pride themselves on.
Their number one best-seller is called the Joestar, which is their own special version of the Frappuccino. There’s also the popular and unique Strange Brew, which consists of an espresso shot, ice cream, and Java Energy drink. Then, for the daredevils, there is The Rock—made with five shots of espresso topped with whipped cream and drizzle.
If you are not a fan of coffee, they also serve other beverages. Strange Cream Soda, Snow Cream, Iced Chocolate, and Hot Chocolate are all among the non-coffee beverages available. There is also a variety of muffins to choose from.
“Opening a shop has always been a dream of ours; the best thing in life is to work alongside your family,” Maria Strange said. “We realized that Leitchfield really needed a chill place to go—that, and a place to get a good cup of coffee!”
When asked about public reception of the Strange Cafe, Maria said, “The public reception has been amazing. Everyone in the community has been so supportive and generous! Starting a new business can be risky, but the city of Leitchfield truly welcomed us with open arms.”
What makes this coffee shop unique, however, is the decor on the inside and the special events they hold. Artists can bring in framed art to hang on their wall for a chance to sell it. There is also live music from local musicians every Friday evening. In addition to that, customers are encouraged to draw on their chalkboard wall, which they photograph each week to eventually create a coffee table book at the end of the year.
They also support other local businesses as well. The Strange Cafe does a “business spotlight” every week, with the selected business receiving free coffee and muffins. The selected business also gets a small piece written about them, which is displayed on their front counter.
“As much as we’re family oriented, we’re also community oriented. We try to give back just as much as what we’ve been given.”
Visit the Strange Cafe at 25 Public Square in Leitchfield, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information on the Strange Cafe, you can visit them on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/strangecoffee.