Cliffside Coffee & Sweets now open
For individuals who want to satisfy a sweet tooth or simply experience a cup of coffee in a very picturesque putting, Cliffside Coffee & Sweets is now open at 865 1st St. In Otter Rock, on the Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area.
Owner Rebecah Lutz opened the doors on April 20, but this is not a new undertaking for her. She owned and operated Nye Beach Sweets in Newport for almost six years after purchasing that business from the original proprietors.
When requested what brought on the move to Otter Rock, Lutz said it changed into actually just a count of the high-quality manner to develop her business. “How do you enlarge when there’s already 10 ice cream, chocolate, candy stores inside the location? How do you expand and feature a larger piece of the pie?” She stated for her, the answer was locating an area that needed exactly what her business had to offer without lots of others selling the same factor.
“My husband (Dale) and I came throughout this building, so we got here out, appeared around … there’s visitors yr spherical,” stated Lutz. “So we did a group of research. We’re right within the middle of an Oregon State Park, so we checked out their research that stated there are three-quarters of a million humans that come through this park every 12 months. And we will be the handiest ice cream, chocolate, fudge, espresso shop here.”
So they purchased the constructing. The higher level has become their new domestic. On the decrease degree, Cliffside Coffee & Sweets occupies one side, whilst the other aspect is rented to Pura Vida Surf Shop. “I am committed to this community; I am dedicated to being here,” Lutz said of their choice to invest in the building.
The bulk of the showcases and gadget for the new save were brought in from the old store in Newport. Lutz stated her five personnel from Newport have additionally come with her to this new vicinity, and she just employed extra. “Most of my out-front assist, that is a primary-time process for them, so I get to educate and help. It is worthwhile,” she said.
Cliffside Coffee & Sweets incorporates Tillamook and Umpqua ice cream, in addition to Lochmead sorbets, that are dairy unfastened. “Over the years, we found out what are the pleasant dealers of ice cream,” said Lutz, adding that they have got sixteen flavors inside the freezer case and every other 4 in a separate freezer. “We actually have black licorice ice cream — now not too many human beings have it,” she stated. “We have milkshakes, we have sundaes, we have banana splits, cones, cups, all of it.”
The store gives quite a good deal any coffee drink a consumer ought to want, Lutz stated, made using Pirate Coffee out of Depoe Bay. “And we’ve Italian sodas, we’ve got warm chocolate,” she said.
“We also have our candies, and we have a corporation in Portland that makes our goodies for us,” she introduced. “We have stuff with nuts and stuff with caramels and stuff that’s salted and now not salted and marshmallow bars. We still make our very own residence fudge. We make cookies and cakes and scones.”
And there’s a brand new addition on the grounds that commencing in Otter Rock. “We began making pastries right here,” Lutz stated. “Those are kind of amusing, and they’ve been selling out.”
Because there are not numerous alternatives for breakfast in this region, Cliffside Coffee & Sweets additionally serves breakfast sandwiches and could quickly have breakfast burritos. “And then we’re serving Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs for lunch. They’re red meat hot puppies,” stated Lutz.
The intention in this new region is to attempt to supplement the services already within the area, she introduced. By finding her personal area of interest and no longer competing with other organizations, they all benefit, said, Lutz. “We’re simply trying to get a sense for what humans here want … simply listening to what the customer is requesting.”
The response thus far has been very nice, Lutz said. “People surely find it irresistible … and the buddies love us. They’re glad we’re here.”