When I asked Madison, the Coffee Shack barista, about the establishment’s signature Bean Freeze, she explained that it’s like a Frappuccino. Yes, it is. Cool, coffee-forward, and subtly sweet, it is reminiscent of Starbuck’s trademark chilled cappuccino concoction. But it’s creamier, more potent, and not so sugary. It is available with added whipped cream and/or an scattering of espresso beans, in 16 or 24 ounce sizes. In addition to its good taste, the Bean Freeze is fun because it is served from a delightful little roadside hut that’s not a corporate Gargantua.
Beyond a Bean Freeze, the Coffee Shack’s menu includes a full roster of espresso drinks, chai teas, smoothies, and hot chocolate, plus such specialty concoctions as an Almond Joy Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Creme Brulee, and Snickerdoodle.
Seating is limited to a few outdoor chairs, and there’s no food on the menu.