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. Our hours are 7-7/ 7 days a week!
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 and JoAnn
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!.
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 over the years become an Artist Residency and home to numerous Retreats. 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 manages our coffeehouse world…..she 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 and believe us she is the queen barista!
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
when Cecelia is not at the coffeehouse she is Celebrating Life and the Heartbeat of Mother Earth as a in Partner in Rolling Thunder Enterprises / encampments ~POW WOWS ..our kitchen guru!
Meet TJ …home grown …He’s one of the Last Act Standing musicians…rock climber /adventurer /weekends he can be seen tossing pizza at Cartecay Pizza down by the river owned by his parents…yea hes a fun guy!
Finally someone who knows about sports and all things comical….Ethan is our newest addition comes from Ohio University….makes a darn good pannini! Still trying to figure out his favorite coffee!
Ellijay Coffeehouse • 131 North Main St • Ellijay Georgia 30540 • 706-635-5565