Sip, the popular local coffee shop chain with cafes in Crown Point, Highland and Cedar Lake, will try a smaller size at its new location in Munster.
A Little Sip will open at the Hammond Clinic on Calumet Avenue in Munster, just south of the Borman Expressway and the Hammond border. The over-the-counter cafe will cater to patients, doctors, and anyone looking for a coffee on their journey.
“It’s as soon as you walk in,” said Sip owner Rhonda Bloch. “It’s right there on the right. We normally have a large space, so it will be difficult to make a smaller space. I’m interested in what it will be in the business aspects. There won’t be a lot of waste with it. the inventory. “
The Munster Sip will offer a full menu of coffees and espresso drinks, as well as juices and smoothies. People will be able to purchase lattes, smoothies, iced coffee and hot tea. The menu will be limited to takeout such as bagels, croissants, donuts and fruit salads.
Block had been watching the place for some time and recently made a deal when the space became available.
“Patients, doctors, nurses, so many people go through there in the morning,” she said. “I see them go by with Dunkin, Starbucks and McDonalds mugs and I know many would prefer the local coffee if they had access to it.”
This may appeal to commuters en route to Chicago.
“We hope so,” she said. “It’s very accessible. You can just park and run to the door and see us right there.”
It will replace a cafe that closed at the Hammond Clinic.
“He just served filter coffee,” she said. “They weren’t really in the cafe, which makes it difficult to make a local cafe well. Plus, COVID has hit.”