A charm-filled coffee and sandwich shop has come to Scott.
At 902 St. Mary Street near the railroad tracks and the Scott location of Chase Bank, owners Jeff and Sarah Laughlin opened The Coffee Depot this month. Menu items range from sandwiches to soups, smothered baked potatoes to breakfast foods, espresso and iced coffee to smoothies. Good, simple American fare is served here, like The Depot’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and its breakfast croissants. A lot of the menu items and titles are a pun on the location’s train proximity, like “Conductor Croissants,” “Loco (motive) Cajun Chicken Sub” and “Steam Engine Baked Potatoes.”
The Coffee Depot’s hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. You can contact them at 704.2280 or go to the site to see the menu or get directions.
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