WELCOME TO OUR COFFEEHOUSE...... a local living room where we encourage you to EAT, DRINK and GATHER. Get the scoop!
The Coffeehouse is located in a meticulously restored 1940’s building in downtown Ellijay, GA. As you enter the front door you are intrigued by the long espresso bar that stretches down the center of the room, chalkboards with menus, quotes along with the many daily offerings. Halfway down the bar there are steps leading to a lovely side courtyard just another quaint place to enjoy a coffee or meal. As you meander further a doorway leads to a lounge filled with books & games. Bring your laptop and get a little work done or join friends for a catchup conversation. The lounge is inviting with comfy sofas and a fireplace to warm you up on those cool mountain mornings. There are french doors that lead to yet another courtyard in the rear, uniquely designed with sculptures, herb & flower gardens and plenty of seating. There is an event venue that runs adjacent to the coffee bar. The room has all the character of a 1940’s speakeasy and is available to reserve for your special occasions or business meetings.
You are sure to meet many of the “locals” who have come from locations far and wide to make Ellijay their home. Ellijay Coffeehouse is a place you can call home…in fact we want to be your home away from home!
Free high speed WIFI is available throughout.
Meet Rick, JoAnn and Grace
We are Rick Lucas and JoAnn Antonelli…
Rick brews beer and is an amazing photographer to view his portfolio of images visit his web site at ricklucasimages.com and be sure to visit our ‘Gallery’ page to learn about Rick and what he has to offer. Rick is also the glue that holds our world together. He can be seen doing any number of handyman projects around the coffeehouse or journeying throughout the county with camera in hand looking for the next great shot!
JoAnn is a lifelong serial entrepreneur her history has revolved around being an artist, designer, merchandiser, small business consultant, gardener, numerous start-ups …she is a creator of extraordinary ideas! she reminds us that life is a journey of constantly creating, live with intention …..believe in the unbelievable!!
And let us not forget Grace who hangs out in the courtyard, under foot, inconspicuous, gentle, begging eyes ~ DON”T FEED HER:) ~ moocher of all things a 13 year old doggie loves…..
Rick and JoAnn have been a team since 2005 when they met…fell in love and began their extraordinary journey. They both lived their lives on the road at that time. JoAnn was a merchandiser & consultant in the home furnishings business and Rick was a color consultant. In 2007 they bought an 18-acre homestead, which is now known as ‘The Martyn House’. The Martyn House is a unique Bed and Breakfast and home to Glamping (glamorous camping) where guests stay in luxury sleeping tents. The Farm has become known as a unique Romantic Retreat, Girlfriend Getaway, and a Destination Wedding Venue. The Farm was the inspiration to create a community centric coffeehouse. The coffeehouse has become an inspiration to create great events and engage their community with one another. They feel sure this is just the beginning ….. let the dreaming continue….
At the Coffeehouse Our Baristas are not only your ‘tour guide’ to all things fun and adventurous in Ellijay & Gilmer County but they are trained in every aspect of COFFEE from learning about our partnering farms from around the world that grow the coffee beans ….to our roasters incredible attention to detail in bringing us the very best coffee in roasted coffee beans…to the final detail of course when they pull that perfect shot from our very own La Marzocco Espresso machine who we kindly refer to as ‘Francesca’ …..we steam milk so it is sweet and creamy and pour that latte in the most artistic presentation and all of that can only mean …..we LOVE coffee and every darn thing about it!
Who are these lovely talented funny engaging Baristas?
Our Alyssa dreams of not just being a ZOO KEEPER but creating a ZOO….spirit of the wolf…carver of the woods….heart filled with kindness…she too has nightmares of meat slicers….beware
Favorite Coffee Drink: CORTADO
tweet…tweet…tweet…little known fact~ Rachel knows EVERY species of bird known to man just ask her!…gift giver extraordinaire…she’s that girl in the car next door singing like nobody is looking ~ and she’s pretty darn funny as long as you keep her away from the meat slicer!
Favorite coffee drink: Breve Latte
Elli and Jay
Every coffeehouse needs ’emergency’ helpers and we are no exception! Meet Elli and Jay…they sing, dance, tell jokes, are a bit mysterious and most definitely fit our culture!!!!
Favorite Coffee Drinks : Double espresso & Cold Brew on the rocks
zzzzzz….sleep deprived? NOT!…..zzzzzzzz caffeine infused? most definitely!…. zzzzzzz…. RESULTS?…. we asked Heather “What if when we finish our meeting tonight you step outside the coffeehouse and find a lottery ticket that ends up wining $10 million. What would you do?” Heather: “I’d throw half a million in the tip jar to thank all of you for putting up with me, send my mom on her dream vacation, and then buy a lot of expensive cheese.” SERIOUSLy? ya gotta love a girl that loves Coffee, Cheese, Sleep, her MOM…and sooo generous to the home team!
Favorite Coffee Drink: Americano
Ellijay Coffeehouse • 131 North Main St • Ellijay Georgia 30540 • 706-635-5565