New Owner, New Look at Spotted Cow in Mill Creek

Last weekend, we went on our third local coffee shop date. Find out about our latest discovery in Mill Creek!

The last time I went to Spotted Cow in Mill Creek, I made up my mind I wasn't going back.

It was one thing after another. First, it was the play area colliding with the coffee shop atmosphere. I found it tough to concentrate if I went there to study, because kids were usually running around screaming. I even witnessed one preschool aged child grab a customers drink from a coffee table and take a slobbery swig of it. Ew.

Then, There was the general appearance of the place. Paint peeling off the walls, and dust so thick you could see clinging to bookshelves and furniture from ten feet away. (And I am not a meticulous housekeeper, so that's saying something if I noticed). Smudgy fingerprints covered every table and there was always a sticky coating on everything. The place was going downhill.

The last straw was when the guy at the counter (who I think may have been the owner, or a manager), didn't even acknowledge me as I stood waiting to order. Despite the fact that a line was waiting behind me, he looked at me, gave me a blank stare and then turned around to talk with the barista. Eventually, I gave up waiting for him to notice me and told him what I wanted to order. All throughout the waiting process, he continued talking with the barista. When my drink was ready, he handed me the receipt as he turned his back to continue talking. There was no "thank you" or "have a great day". Nothing.

That left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I told Hubby what happened. So, Hubby stopped going there too.

You know what they say, word of mouth travels fast, right?

But a few months ago, Hubby called me and told me he saw a sign that said Spotted Cow had new owners. We both said we were going to give it a try soon, but forgot about it.

Then, when I asked my readers last week on Facebook if they could recommend a local coffee shop, the first reader to comment was Kimberly. She suggested the Spotted Cow, so we decided to try it out. (Thanks Kimberly!)

And I'm so glad we did.

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Kat Stremlau December 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Couldn't agree more! I, too, wrote off the old Cow years ago. I walked in with my kiddo and walked right out. You are right...it was grubby and disorganized. Imagine my surprise when I met a local publisher there a few weeks back (after thinking, "Really? You wanna meet there?!?!") and the atmosphere was 100% different. I thought I was in the wrong place. The decor was fab. Tons of people chatting or hunkered down into their devices..and just a smattering of well-behaved kiddos. They should have changed the name - I would have never crossed that threshold with my own mindset!


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