By Leah Wilkinson
Students looking to get some school work done and relax by a fireplace need to look no further than Heine Brothers’ Coffee.
Located less than a mile from Bellarmine’s campus at 2200 Bardstown Road, the coffee shop offers a balance of both a communal and productive space.
Open early to late, Heine Brothers’ is suitable for a variety of people. Those looking to meet up with friends or coworkers, play board games or even just grab their favorite caffeinated beverage can all coexist within Heine Brothers’ walls.
After a quick drive, walk or jog down Douglass Blvd., Bellarmine students can reach the delicious destination that prides itself on “organic fair trade coffee.”
Although designated parking is minimal, customers who drive should not have trouble finding a parking spot nearby.
Not a fan of coffee? Heine Brothers’ offers lots of other options, so everyone is bound to find something they enjoy. Menu items include smoothies and Italian sodas, as well as hot chocolate and tea.
Items such as sandwiches, bagels and pastries are also available.
Eclectic decor — such as a wide variety of tables and chairs — gives customers a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Another thing that makes Heine Brothers’ an especially suitable workspace is its array of electrical outlets. The bar area has them, as do most of the tables that run along the wall.
According to the Heine Brothers’ website, the company also works with several area nonprofits, which it refers to as “impact partners.” This year’s partners include The Center for Women and Families and Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
The coffee shop also prides itself on using sustainable ingredients and products, with a goal of creating less waste.
Since opening its first shop in Crescent Hill in 1994, Heine Brothers’ has grown with 17 area locations and two more slated to open within the next few months.
Heine Brothers’ is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, visit Heine Brothers’ website at https://heinebroscoffee.com/.