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New Business: Calypso Coffee House

The moment you pass the welcome mat and enter the interior of Calypso Coffee House, the atmosphere changes to one of lively conversations, fast-paced and friendly service, and spacious surroundings with comfortable sofas and cushioned chairs that invite you to take a seat and unwind.

Owned by Shannon Hutton and her mother, Dawn Hutton, Calypso Coffee House enjoyed a soft opening on March 29.

“Starbucks came in for training on the 28th of March, and the next day, we were opened,” explained Shannon.

Yes, Starbucks coffee is proudly served on the menu including an extensive collection of hot, iced and blended beverages for customers to sample. Besides coffee, you’re welcome to try tea, hot chocolate and smoothies.

Shannon said that they are also working on their breakfast and lunch menu, which will include an array of soups, salads, paninis and daily lunch specials. On Monday, the lunch special was a tasty vegan chili.

No matter what you order from the menu, the prices appear to be reasonable.

Shannon added that there are also plans to introduce wine and beer to the menu, so Calypso will function as a coffee shop by day and be transformed into a wine lounge at night serving signature cocktails as well.

So how do you get there?

Calypso Coffee House is located in Marsh Harbour directly across from Da Blue Hole and the Guana Cay ferry dock in the green and white two-storied building that houses Aisle of Palm Realty and The Hair Lounge on the lower level facing the parking lot.

Presently, the official business hours for Calypso are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Wednesday being their closed day. On Sundays, Calypso is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Following the Easter break, Calypso will have extended hours and stay open until 4 p.m.

Telephone contact: 1(242) 699-1407.

About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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