The Little Bear Coffee Company is newly constructed and located at 2720 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute’s newest coffee shop features a unique theme and cozy environment.

Menu items include coffees, desserts, sandwiches, salads, etc.

The company’s partnership with The Red Room Cakery has provided a variety of other pastries to be served fresh daily.

The soft opening began on October 8. Members of the community are now invited to taste the food, drink coffee, and enjoy the modern scenery. 

Andrei Ghejan, Rose Hulman student said “ I get the iced Carmel macchiato, every pastry is amazing and made fresh . The coffee shop is locally owned by the same owners of Delish Café. Teddy Bear café is just an amazing atmosphere and every single worker is super friendly.”

Their official Grand Opening is expected to be in late November.

Manager, Kristina Harder shares the history of the new coffee shop “The owner, Maja Austin, and her mother have always dreamed of opening their own coffee shop, so they’ve worked for years to make this happen.” 

The shop is named after the owner’s son’s nickname, “Little Bear.” The bear theme is present throughout including a large wall painting of a bear seen upon entering the shop.

“This is more of a drink shop rather than a sit down restaurant , it’s a nice open space that makes it easy to talk to people  and relax, the place even allows people to get work done. I commonly go to Java Haute but it isn’t as conversation friendly.”

Harder later explains the goals for the new business.

 “In the future, we hope to expand by soon opening another coffee shop on the other side of town,” she says.