Mudleaf Coffee, currently a coffee catering business, is broadening its reach and opening its first brick and mortar coffee shop in Plano this August. The catering business will continue to operate, but now Mudleaf Coffee is providing a space for people to meet together and relax over some really good coffee and treats.
Mudleaf plans to offer cinnamon rolls, french toast and breakfast sandwiches all freshly baked in house each morning by Mom Buns, a local bakery. Lunch and dinner sandwiches will also be offered, as well as late night bites such as pizza rolls and pretzel bites. And don’t worry if you have a big sweet tooth – homemade cookies, ice cream and hand pies will be available too!
The coffee beans at Mudleaf are provided by Cultivar Coffee in Dallas. Kat Smith, co-owner of Mudleaf Coffee, attests that this coffee is really the best. “Seriously,” Kat said, “we have tasted so many different coffees from so many different roasters and nothing compares to Cultivar.”
Kat Smith and her fellow business owners, Katy Burton and Kat’s husband Jordan Smith, share a special vision for Mudleaf Coffee. Kat said their desire for this store is to enable them to love people well. “With the store, we hope to create an environment that puts people over coffee,” Kat said. “When it all comes down to it, we want to be a place [where] everyone who enters feels welcomed. We want to feel like home, we want to share our love for coffee, but more than that, we want to be known for our love.”
The store will sell local goods that share the same vision the Smiths have about loving people well. One of the vendors carried inside Mudleaf Coffee is the Shine Project, a program that helps teens get to college that normally would not have the opportunity to attend. The Smiths want to empower local artisans that sell unique products with a like-minded mission.
The cups to be used at Mudleaf are all from Long Lost Ceramics. Kim Russel, a local artisan, hand makes all the mugs. Mudleaf Coffee will also offer a rentable conference room for meetings, parties, study groups and showers. When the room isn’t booked, it will be open to the public.
Mudleaf Coffee aims to be a truly special place. While we all know coffee is very important, the Smiths seek to put people first.Mudleaf Coffee >