Rise & Shine Coffee House: Brewing Inclusivity and Delicious Sips


At the beginning of September, Gladstone welcomed a new and charming coffee house to its bustling community. "Rise & Shine" isn't just your typical caffeine haven; it's a place where inclusivity and exceptional coffee come together to create a heartwarming experience for all patrons.

The moment you step into Rise & Shine, you're transported into a cozy and inviting space. This coffee shop is more than just a place to grab your daily caffeine fix; it's a welcoming space dedicated to fostering a progressively inclusive work environment for individuals of all abilities. The mission is clear - to create a space where everyone feels valued and empowered.

If you haven't had the chance to visit Rise & Shine yet, make it a priority on your to-do list. When you walk through the doors, you might even spot some familiar faces. Past interns from the renowned Journey program have found their new home here, contributing their skills and passion to this unique coffee shop.

One of the stars of the Rise & Shine team is Nick, a true coffee connoisseur and a cherished member of the coffee shop family. He is not only known for his exceptional coffee-making skills but also for his impeccable taste. Nick's favorite creation, the "Smore Latte," has become a sensation among customers.

The Smore Latte is a delightful blend of chocolate, marshmallow, and cookie butter. It's often described as a "campfire in a cup," delivering a warm and comforting taste that perfectly complements the fall season. The special touch of the Smore Latte is that Nick personally crafts each one, ensuring that it's made just the way he likes it.

This seasonal delight is a must-try for all coffee enthusiasts and those looking for a taste of autumn. Be sure to tag a friend and spread the word because Rise & Shine is making this fall season memorable together.

For those looking to pay a visit, Rise & Shine Coffee House operates on regular hours from Monday to Friday, opening from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. The shop is closed on Sundays during regular hours. However, the establishment offers extended hours on Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 3 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday from 6 am to 9 am. So, you can enjoy your favorite sips even during the evening and early morning hours.

Rise & Shine is conveniently located near the clock tower on 70th Street, right next door to Stone Canyon Pizza, ensuring that you can't miss this hidden gem.

You can bet that Rise & Shine will be part of the excitement. Raylene Snyder, a Gladstone resident, praised the coffee shop's commitment to hiring special needs employees and providing fast, friendly service, along with delectable coffee and specialty beverages.

Craig Callaway and Goldie Arnold, two other community members, have expressed their enthusiasm and support for the coffee house. Craig even dubbed it the "best coffee in the northland."

For those wondering about the extended hours, Stephanie Hanlon Keethler asked the important question: "Will there be coffee served at the extended hours?" The answer is yes, ensuring that coffee lovers can indulge in their favorite beverages during evening and early morning hours.

So, if you're ready for a fantastic weekend, make sure to include a visit to Rise & Shine Coffee House on your itinerary. Whether you're a coffee aficionado or simply in search of a warm and welcoming environment, Rise & Shine has something special for everyone. Come, sip a Smore Latte, and experience the magic of inclusivity in every cup.

Join the conversation and share your excitement with the community. Use the hashtags #SmoreLatte #FallVibes #CampfireInACup #NicksFavorite #EmpoweringAllAbilities to spread the word about this delightful coffee shop that's making a difference, one cup at a time.

They hire special needs employees who are fabulous workers! Fast friendly service with great coffee and an excellent blueberry Italian soda.
Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 🌟 Extended Hours: Fri: 5pm - 8pm Sat: 3pm - 8pm Sun: 6am - 9am Located by the clock tower on 70th Street right next door to Stone Canyon Pizza,