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Ripley Edition: Hallowbeans Coffee House

By Candace Nelson - 7:10 PM

Hallowbeans

Hallowbeans Coffee House,
located in Ripley, has a year-round Halloween vibe. Much like its sister restaurant located downstairs and facing the street, I Scream Sundae, the coffee house is perfect for lovers of thrillers, gore and other creepy things.

Hallowbeans

If you know me, you know I can't do things that are gross. A hair will ruin my appetite. The site of blood can make me ill. And scary movies? Not my thing.

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I'm happy to try interesting foods - frog legs, pig brains, escargot. I'll try anything once. But gross or unclean things? I cannot handle. So, when I stopped by the coffee shop, I wanted to bring my bet self and prepare for what I knew would be very exciting for some folks. 

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So, the space is organized like a house with a handful of rooms. Each has a unique theme. And, the counter is straight ahead to order. This would really be a cool place to do some work since there are little nooks carved out for some space. That is, if you're into each of the rooms' themes. 

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There's a room with some clowns, there's a room with some bloody gory meat on stakes, there's a room with creepy old pictures of people. 

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I think it's creepy. I think little kids could be scared -- or they could absolutely love it if they're into that kinda thing. Either way, I took to the counter to look over the menu. 
 
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But, first, I checked out Enchanted Eats. This gluten-free bakery line is sold at the coffee shop: cupcakes, pepperoni rolls, etc. There were a handful of different flavors. But the "White Rabbit" is what I went with, which is like a crisp blondie brownie. This wasn't bad - even though I tend to like mine more chewy. 

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The drink menu has some more palatable names that don't elicit such strong imagery. 

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Darkness, RIP, Ghosted, Creeper - these are all names I can deal with. But, of course, the one I was most excited about was the Camp Fire S'mores. 

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The drink itself was OK. The flavors were there. But, I'll be honest, it was tough for me to put the imagery of bloody gore out of my mind as I drank it. I realize I'm a wimp and this probably doesn't bother most people - and many probably even like it! Which is why I ranked it higher for the quirkiness. 

Hallowbeans

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Grade: B

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