Coffee is a must-have for any early riser, especially Full Sail college students. Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are a quick way to receive your daily caffeine doses. However, finding local cafés can expand your coffee palette and even offer vegan options. Winter Park is full of small cafes that also offer brunch and breakfast and are just a quick drive away.
Top 4 cafés to visit
This Instagram-worthy cafe specializes in making very eye-catching drinks. It is perfect for those who enjoy looking at their coffees as much as drinking them. On their website, they have a drink archive where you can see their artistic creativities. Located in Winter Park, just a 10-minute drive from Full Sail University, Vespr offers a variety of teas, coffee, and refreshers.
Additionally, they also offer a snack and food, ranging from pastries to paninis. On their website, you can take a look at their drinks archive and their menus. They are open from 8 am to 9 am every day of the week.
When you think of the stereotypical coffee shop, Austins coffee is the one. Hosting stand-up shows on Friday nights, and even a quaint look, Austins coffee is almost movie-like. Offering art, entertainment, and incredible drinks for any personality. It is open 24 hours and all seven days of the week, so whether it be you need a pick me up or a lounging place, Austin's coffee is the one. The menu ranges from coffees to teas as well as small snacks. It is a close distance to Full sail University as well. If you were to fall in love with the coffee selection, they also offer coffee bean that you can take home and brew in your kitchen! Check out their website to see upcoming events and new additions to the menu.
CFS coffee shop:
Famously known for bringing Colombian coffee to Orlando, CFS is all about its flavor. Located in Winter Park, CFS is the perfect spot to hit for lunchtime. Besides their amazing 100% Colombian coffee, they offer stuffed arepas Beyond that, CFS offers sandwiches, toast, and frappes that will all melt in your mouth. They are open from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 7 pm on weekends. It is a relatively new coffee shop since they joined in 2016, so keep an eye out for whenever you leave your Full Sail apartment.
This small café located in Oviedo focuses on providing a welcoming space. Along with that, they are there to help others, even as far as Haiti. The founder is a UCF graduate and opened the shop in 2010. Since then, he implemented that for every meal served, a meal is given to a child in Haiti as part of the Mission for Hope campaign. Not only do they serve delicious coffee, but they are also having an impact outside their community. They are opened Monday through Fridays from 7 am till 4 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Find more on their community involvement and their drink options on their website.
Cafés are an excellent way to get away from your student apartment and enjoy a warm cup of coffee. They can be useful for studying or even lounging for open mic night. Be sure to head out with a group of friends and enjoy what Winter Park has to offer in the world of cafés; you might find your favorite spot.