Cold Night, Need Coffee
The night before my next shop, I drove over six hours from Park City, Utah to Cheyenne, WY. Traffic signs warned me of 60+ mph wind gusts that shook the van from the left lane to right. I called it a night in Cheyenne, in front of a Planet Fitness attached to Frontier Mall. I reached for every blanket and piece of clothing I could find to stay warm, my van was registering 18 degrees.
Headed in the Mall
That next morning I woke up bright and early, feeling like a popsicle. I scurried into Planet Fitness and washed up. I was in desperate need of a coffee. I quickly searched on my phone for coffee near me and saw The Enchanted Bean was only a two-minute walk away. I didn’t know what to expect from a coffee shop inside a mall, but I’d like you to know that I was pleasantly surprised.
I passed a smiling customer on my way in and was greeted by Sean, the barista. He was a great guy and after telling him what I was up to, he happily informed me that he and his wife are the owners and founders of The Enchanted Bean. His wife, Victoria, has a passion for coffee, and owning their own business had been a long-time dream. Wishing them a huge congratulations – July 21, 2020, marks their one-year cafe anniversary!
The Enchanted Bean uses a roast from Airship Coffee out of Bentonville, Arkansas. I was feeling something a little more than drip coffee today. I asked Sean what the most popular drink was and he insisted I try the Harvest Peach. I had no idea what to expect, this was a latte with cinnamon, french vanilla, and peach. Peach and espresso seemed like an interesting combo. Sean whipped it right up and, let me tell you, it was delicious! I always say a good coffee in the morning determines your whole day. I was very pleased.
They offer a great variety of food options such as wraps, hot paninis, cookies, scones, and muffins. Everything is made in-house except for the muffins. While I was there I spotted some delicious cookies in a variety of flavors: butter sugar, triple chocolate, white chocolate macadamia nut, candy corn, spiced sugar, and pumpkin spice. There are five wraps and four melts. The southwestern quesadilla sounded the best to me: full of chicken, bell peppers, onions, spicy ranch, and pepper jack cheese. But I really don’t think you can go wrong with any of them!
Sean and Victoria noticed how many locals walk laps through the mall every morning and they wanted a way to reward them. They decided to offer loyalty cards to customers; after six purchased drinks you will receive your seventh free. They also offer discounts to military, first responders, teachers, and mall employees. Be sure to check them out when you’re in Cheyenne, Wyoming for a good cup of coffee!
(Painting by: Jessica Smartt)
The bathrooms are provided through the mall. They’re right across the hall which is great for customers. Unfortunately, I can’t rank them highly on restrooms since they aren’t able to personalize it. I am going to rank it a 7/10.