If you live in Gwinnett or if you just need a place to escape and grab a cup of rejuvenating joe, then I have a spot for you. The Boulder Creek Coffee House is just the place to feel relaxed and grab a hot cup of liquid energy.
The local coffee shop has slowly been growing in the hearts of all those close to the Lawrenceville Square. Due to all the suggestions and recommendations, I had to try it out for myself and write a quick blog post about it.
Boulder Creek Coffee Shop
Due to all the people talking about this place, I had to make a stop and try it out for myself. Being an avid coffee drink and a fan of all places comfy, it was a great idea. As a small town coffee shop, there are little expectations put on this place to be quality, but the shop does not disappoint.
Hosted in an old vintage house right in the middle of downtown Lawrenceville, the Boulder Creek Coffee House is in a perfect location to get plenty of exposure. The location offers people a get away, right in the middle of downtown as the busy cars drive right by the house.
Even parking is a breeze since the parking deck for the Lawrenceville square is right next door. Simply pull in on the left and park for free! Afterward, walk right outside of the parking garage and on your left will be the vintage white house.
If you are going in the front of the building (Pictures at the top), you will see beautiful lights strung out across the yard to give you a peaceful and bright feeling. In addition, people get to walk in the front door just like entering a real home.
Find A Place To Chill
After entering, walk through the house until you come to the second entry way on your right, and you will find the main counter. Here you can browse the menu and place any order. There is plenty to select from on the menu from coffee, pastries, to even some real food options for those looking for a bite to eat.
After ordering, you can go find a seat downstairs by the warm fireplace, on the couch, or tuck yourself away in a comfy corner. There are great options for seating down stairs, but if you do not see a good one, just walk up stairs and find a good spot by a window in one of the many rooms available.
Even if those spots are all filled up, there are several tables around the porch that anyone is welcome to sit at given the weather is decent. Heck, there is even a hammock in the front strung out across two trees for people to enjoy. Clearly, seating is rarely an issue at this coffee shop, and there is plenty of inspiration around the house for creatives to pull from.
Renting a Room
A cool thing about this coffee shop is that you can rent rooms for meetings, parties, or simply to get some work done with your business team! The rooms are all upstairs and offer a good amount of privacy given there is a door you can shut. Each room is quite big and can easily fit around 6 to 8 people comfortably.
Lawrenceville White House
While the coffee shop is a hit among the town and people that visit, the old house has some history behind it. You see, the house was owned by the Mayor, Jule Oakes. As the story goes, Oakes loved coffee with a strong passion. So much so, that the mayor kept a percolator full of brew going at all times that would fill the house with the vibrant smell of fresh coffee.
The mayor had a select preference for his coffee which is refereed to as “Cowboy Coffee”. This was coined as a term of the times and meant he loved his cup of joe strong as he could get it. Even his grandchildren and friends would comment on just how much the old mayor loved his coffee. The Boulder Creek team like to think, Oakes would be happy of the fact that his home is now a coffee shop for all to enjoy.
Since you will probably come here for more than the site of the old white house, here are some of the menu items I tried out, some of their most popular, and a few that sound pretty good!
- Quick Brew
- Pour Over
- Cold Brew
- French Press
- Nutella Cappuccino
- Iced Latte
- Cheek Breeze Tea
- Georgia Dream
- Iced Matcha
- Matcha Lemonade
- London Fog
- Baked Fudge
- Fussell Cakes
- The Riviera
- Boulder Burrito
- Avocado Toast
- Overnight Oats
- Chicken Salad – tasty and freshly made
- The Guy Spicer – Chicken, pepper jack, jalapeno raspberry jam, crushed red pepper, whole wheat
- The Montana – Roast beef, pepper jack, mozzarella, peppers, toasted ciabatta
- Warbington – ham and cheese, la monte cristo, gouda, rosemary
- The Patterson Melt – grilled quesadilla, chicken, bacon, pepper jack, chipotle aioli
- Godfather – toasted ciabatta, chicken, parmesan, mozzarella, marinara, oregano
Overall, my experience was a positive one, and I would definitely go back to Boulder Creek Coffee House. The wifi worked well, the coffee was strong, and the seating was comfortable. Not to mention there was a great vibe, and the location was perfect for the group I met with.