“We didn’t want to be another coffee shop in a strip mall,” Christian says.
Inside, George is a gorgeous space. It is equally modern and cozy. Its combination of communal tables, high-tops, booths, leather chairs and overstuffed couches makes it an appealing place to sit and stay awhile.
The Hembergers' philosophy is quality, not quantity. They offer two types of pastries: a cinnamon cream scone ($3) and blueberry muffin ($3). Laura makes them fresh every morning. In the afternoons, she bakes oatmeal raisin ($2.50) and chocolate chip cookies ($2.50).
“Laura cooks our breakfast tacos to order, and they’re made with fresh, whole eggs. They don’t sit in a warming tray all morning,” Christian says. They’re available every day until 10 a.m.
“We want to offer things that can be shared,” Christian says. Or try a Bento box ($7) or chicken salad with crackers ($5.50). Many of ingredients are purchased across the street at the Coppell Farmers Market.
You can also find pour-over coffee, cold-brew, teas, lemonade and Spencer’s Special, a custom hot chocolate creation by the owners' son.
If you prefer something stouter, George also serves six types of wine ($5 for 5 ounces, $8 for 8 ounces, $20 for a bottle), Peticolas beer ($5 for 12 ounces, $7 for 16 ounces) and Bishop Arts cider.
George rents out two of its spaces, the 200-square-foot library and the 650-square-foot carriage house. Go online to rent the library for $25 an hour, and you'll get that $25 back in the form of a George gift card.
In opening George, the Hembergers wanted to create a charming, comfortable neighborhood hangout. With their friendly service, beautiful interior and attention to detail, they've done just that.
George Coffee + Provisions, 462 Houston St., Coppell