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New coffee house with mid-century vibe opens on Boise Bench

The new Caffeina Coffee Roasting Company opened on the Boise Bench earlier this month. As BoiseDev first reported earlier this summer, it brings a second offshoot for the company after its popular State St. and Collister Dr. location.

The latest location is on Overland Rd. at Raymond St., behind the Anytime Fitness. Co-owner Lyndsey Hopkins says she looks for unique locations and spaces when building out new ideas.

“I like building badass spaces that have attention to detail and attention to your team,” she said. “The Bench is a cool part of Boise and it’s been here a long time. I would say the community hands down is loyal to local”

The new local business features a 50-foot long bar, plus a community area, old school house benches and more. It also includes a drive-thru window. The furnishings have a mid-century modern vibe, with vibrant teal-colored stools, lime green paint accents, and couches that might be right at home in when of the Bench’s 1950s-era houses.

Coffeehouse with a brewery feel

The menu will feature Caffeina’s line of locally-brewed coffees and baked goods. It also features beer and wine service – and serves customers from morning through night.

Hopkins teamed with Kris Price on Caffeina. He co-founded Crooked Fence Brewing, and that experience and knowledge translate to the Caffeina brand.

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“The concept integrates beer and wine, and tends toward that industrial coffee house look,” Hopkins said. “It’s a mix of a coffee house and a brewery from an aesthetic standpoint.”

A previous Coffee Studio drive-thru kiosk a few blocks away, owned by Hopkins, closed in 2017. Hopkins said the location was mostly a success but had limitations.

“What I learned about the first project I did on Overland – I don’t connect to just a drive through. I like to build space for people to connect with us and connect with our concept and connect with our team, and other people who live in Boise,” she said.

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