Photo — Lucky's Coffee Garage/Facebook
Full Service: This Upper Valley Coffee Shop Used to Be an Auto Garage
Of all the coffee cafes in the Upper Valley, Lucky’s Coffee Garage is considered one of the most interesting places to have a morning or afternoon java.
Lucky’s was once Roy’s Auto Service Garage, and opened its doors in December after owner Deb Shinnlinger wanted to bring a unique coffee experience that she had had on the West Coast to the East Coast.
Lucky’s has a retro '50s vibe with old Gulf gas station signs on the walls, a counter covered in multiple license plates and coffee tables made out of actual stop signs. The cafe offers everything from traditional coffee to espressos, lattes and cappuccinos as well as several choices of teas, soups, sandwiches and freshly baked muffins, cookies, breads and donuts.
Shinnlinger and her staff put a high price on quality, and it shows in the presentation of the items that come across the counter.
Their Facebook page boasts daily pictures of “the soup of the day” as well as their specialty drinks and creative offerings.
Yelp gives Lucky’s 5 stars.
Here are a sample of reviews:
“This long-awaited addition to the Upper Valley coffee scene doesn't disappoint!”
“Their breakfast sandwich/ biscuit is well portioned and was seriously that was the best biscuit I've ever had!”
"So excited to walk in! A hipster filled cafe with hipster staff!! On a Saturday late morning, this place is packed and has a great vibe l! Love it!! Am I in downtown Lebanon or Seattle??"
So the next time you are in the Upper Valley and are looking for a great cup of coffee in a unique setting, head over to 1 North Park St. and give Lucky’s a try.