On a cold Saturday morning in November, I made my first visit to Coffee Central in Southaven, accompanied by my wife. We are frequent patrons of Starbucks, but have been searching for a good local option to visit on the weekends.
The cozy cafe has a relaxing, lounge-type atmosphere with friendly staff ready to get your caffeine fix.
Coffee Central has been in operation in Southaven since early 2017, located on Getwell Rd., just a block or so from DeSoto Central High School.
The menu features your standard coffeehouse staples such as flat whites, lattes and cappuccinos. Cold and frozen drinks are on the menu in addition to hot teas.
I spotted a Simonelli espresso maker behind the counter, a high quality, Italian engineered espresso machine.
For being a little over a year old, the team at Coffee Central does a lot things right– which is hard to do when you are a young small business. It’s why they have a near perfect rating on Facebook: 4.9 out of 5 stars out of 89 reviews as of this writing.
They have an inviting and cozy atmosphere. The espresso was was robust and flavorful, which is hard to master. If not done properly, your espresso will have sort of a “burnt” taste to it.
The staff is very friendly and inviting, too. It was nice to see some pastries in a little bakers box beside the register. The shiplap wooden bench gave an inspired and cozy feel to the entire cafe.
My cappuccino was made just wright. My wife’s peppermint mocha was tasty and sweet! Just the right amount of mocha and peppermint flavor.
I tried a pumpkin streusel muffin and my wife tried a sausage gravy and biscuit. The muffin was tasty– who doesn’t love streusel? The sausage gravy was a little salty, a little creamy and paired perfectly with my wife’s peppermint mocha latte.
Coffee Central is a great addition to our community. It’s a safe, family-friendly space to gather and fellowship over a great cup of coffee or espresso.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page, they frequently post about special menu items and encourage reservations for parties and showers.
Once you’ve visited Coffee Central, you’ll wish they were open 24/7!
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.