With a passion what they do and the amazing support of the community, Calypsos Coffee and Creamery on East Lakeside Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene has been a favorite spot of both locals and tourists for a decade—they celebrated their one-year anniversary this November! Voted one of the top 10 Coolest Coffee Shops to visit in Idaho, along with No. 1 Coffee Shop by both the Inlander and Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Living magazine, if you are looking for one of the best cups of coffee around, Calypsos has it.
The menu offerings include more than they’re carefully crafted coffee beverages. Incredible breakfasts and locally made pastries are served all day long, and Calypsos also dishes up freshly made soups, salad and sandwiches.
Owned by Todd Jenicek, along with his wife Maria-Cristina, Calypsos is the only coffee shop in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden Lake area that roasts their own coffee in house, which allows them to control their product. “We currently roast beans from 10 different countries, and we offer several single-origin and coffee blends for retail purchase,” says Todd. “We can also roast specifically for your business or event and private label.”
Their signature espresso blend is made up of coffee from four different countries, and they rotate different countries and blends that they serve as their daily drip. “That’s so people can find out what might make their taste buds dance,” says Todd. Calypsos does not roast their coffee for as long as others typically do, with the end result a smooth product with a little more caffeine.
The large family friendly space is like a living room, perfect to come relax and stay for a while. There is a small play area for the kids. And with an on-site meeting room and catering available, it is the perfect place to host meetings or events. They also offer a stage and sound system perfect for entertainment. On Monday evenings one can enjoy an open mic night, and there are several times throughout the year when various musicians perform.
Part of Calypsos’ charm is their desire to give back to the community. They are eager to support and promote local artists and nonprofits, even displaying some local artists’ creations for sale. And many nonprofits have hosted fundraisers at Calypsos. “We feel that is one of the best ways we can give back to the community,” says Todd.
Todd and Maria-Cristina credit Calypsos’ 10 years of success to their incredible staff and patrons. As Todd says, “We just want our customers to know how much we really appreciate them. They have so many choices, and we are enthused that they continue to choose us!”
Calypsos Coffee and Creamery
Downtown Coeur d’Alene
116 E. Lakeside Ave.
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