Down south on Commercial the location which used to be occupied by Bad Ass Coffee has been taken over by a new cafe called The Grind Coffee Co. Temporary signs have been put up over the Bad Ass signs to the relief of parents with young children everywhere. I was in there yesterday and noticed the stuffed donkey disappeared and the palm trees have been removed. The Grind is locally owned and operated by a friendly young gal who took my order yesterday. She told me that she had worked in coffee houses for a few years and finally got this chance to be the boss. She was very friendly but if you go in there, be prepared to be asked your name to be put on a frequent customer list. Not just your first name, your entire name. It was explained as being a substitute for the coffee cards that end up in your wallet with only a couple of stamps on them. A 12oz cup of coffee here is $1.25, there's plenty of seating and a wide screen TV. If you support local, this is one that should be on your list.
4336 Commecial St. SE
Next to Taco Time and Phoenix Inn