Discovery Coffee: Hot Spot Meets Community Hub

Discovery Coffee on Blanshard and Broughton is where business and community happens.

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Suzanne and Jayne Bradbury at Discovery Coffee. Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet.
Suzanne and Jayne Bradbury at Discovery Coffee. Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet.

“It’s a really great example of a third space, with its open seating that people can adapt and use as needed. If our boardroom is busy, it’s the place to go and no one resists. It’s a great spot,” says Suzanne Bradbury, co-owner of Fort Properties.

Local Love

Downtown seems to have a café on every corner but being an Island company has its advantages. “The business community supports local,” says Discovery owner Logan Gray.

Comfort Food

Here, doughnuts are elevated beyond the stereotypical meeting snack. All the in-house baking — including  Discovery’s Yonni’s Doughnuts — is done at the company’s Discovery Street location.

Prime Location    

Along with Discovery’s prime setting on Blanshard Street, the shop’s front booth is a “hot commodity,” according to Gray. As Bradbury says, “There’s quite the competition for the cozy nook.”

This article is from the June/July 2019 issue of Douglas.