Coffee lovers in Jefferson City have a cozy new place to check out at the Daily Dose Cafe.
Daily Dose Cafe, a new store owned by Joe and Karina Amsden, opened Thursday at the Capital Mall at the Jefferson City Wellness Center. The shop sells coffee from Serendipity Coffee in Eldon and offers a healthy menu with salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as muffins and other baked goodies.
Joe, who has worked as a bartender for several companies in the city and recently worked in construction, said the opportunity came at the perfect time earlier this year. Having dreamed of opening their own business anyway and with a young son, Liam, to support, the couple chose to jump at the chance when the owner of the center mentioned that she was looking for a cafe to add to the mixed.
“It was one of those things that just happened,” Joe Amsden said. “It always seemed like a retirement plan, something we could buy into later, but it was a lifelong passion and a smart decision.
Karina Amsden, a graphic designer, is friends with the owner and said the new venture was a perfect opportunity to join a supportive network of local businesses while bringing something new to the mall.
“We thought this might be a really cool opportunity: everything was in place here, and we’re both coffee fanatics,” she said. “And everyone here is local. The others here have found that area of support and are very strong supporters of local businesses, so we thought we’d have something here.”
She designed the new company’s logo, combining the shape of a coffee cup with the health focus of the rest of the center.
With a friend helping to illustrate the large menu that adorns a chalkboard by the counter and support from other local businesses and owners of Serendipity, the couple said everyone had something to bring to the table.
“We want to run a family business, support other local businesses and great coffee,” they said.
Daily Dose Cafe is located in the Jefferson City Wellness Center in the Capital Mall at 3600 Country Club Drive. It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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