A Favorite Local Business Owner- A Lovely Little Coffee House

In our annual Golden Anchor Awards our readers vote for their favorite local businesses, and we’re highlighting unique winners who won last year! This month we talked to Samantha Zippilli, founder and owner of A Little Lovely Coffee House, who you voted a favorite local business owner. We had the chance to talk to her to learn more about coming up with unique drink recipes, tips for other local business owners and more!

     Samantha’s Husband, Anthony, has been a store manager at Under Armor for 13 years. He saw firsthand the need for more food and beverage options for customers at the outlets. Samantha, a stay-at-home mom, wanted work that would give everyone in her family the opportunity to work together. As a lover of coffee, a coffee shop in the outlets was the perfect fit for the Zippilli family.  “We love coffee for the connection,” Samantha explained to me, “A coffee shop is a great place to make, share and come together… everyone is so busy these days and coffee presents an opportunity to slow down and connect with people around you.”

     A standout feature at A Lovely Little Coffee House is their unique drinks. They are launching a brunch inspired coffee flight with quirky breakfast inspired items like a chocolate chip pancake latte and a cinnamon roll pop tart cold brew. One of their most popular items right now is a cookie dough cold brew. Samantha says that coming up with such unique items is “very much a team effort” with Samantha, her husband, and their baristas coming together to brainstorm creations you can’t find at most coffee shops.

     For other new or potential entrepreneurs Samantha offered some words of encouragement. “Don’t give up,” Samantha told me. “It’s been one of the most difficult experiences of our lives, but also one of the most rewarding… Look in the mirror and see where you need to grow. Keep looking at yourself and your heart.”

     A Lovely Little Coffee House is open from 9am to 7pm in the outlets. You can stay up to date on what delicious and unique drinks they are serving up on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alittlelovelycoffeehouse/

     2024 Golden Anchor voting is now live and the perfect opportunity to lift up our local businesses and organizations. You can vote for your favorites and honor those who give so much to our community in this year’s 80’s themed Golden Anchor awards! Just visit www.ShoreUpdate.com or scan the QR code to vote online or download a printable ballot.