Ever since Cindy Barrett opened Comfort Zone Cafe in 1997, she and her family have worked tirelessly to meet her vision of what a coffee house should be. From the fair-trade Arabica coffee to the free WiFi, everything is geared to make patrons feel welcome.
In the mornings, cooks prepare sandwiches and toast bagels for breakfast served all day. They then begin grilling paninis and simmering made-from-scratch soups as morning ages into afternoon. Guests can sip café drinks such as the Almond Joy latte or the Emerald Champagne–a medley of pineapple, celery, and fruit juice served over ice. On Saturdays, musicians come to the café to perform original songs or play dramatic background music for patrons' conversations.