Bad Owl Coffee
Address: 10575 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 160, Henderson.
Hours: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m and weekends from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The line snaked out the door on the official opening weekend for Bad Owl Coffee in Henderson when dozens of fans of caffeine and the Harry Potter saga made a pilgrimage to the new, compact 1,400-square-foot coffee shop at the Eastern Commons Retail Center.
The Potter theme is evident from the decor and the inclusion of their quick to sell out homage beverage, the "butter beer latte." On the walls are signage for train platform 9 3/4, ready to take guests to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The tables are etched with winkish references to the books and movies, including a table set aside for Severus Snape. Even the WiFi code is based around the name for Harry Potter's pet snowy owl.
On the menu, nitrogen brewed iced coffee and the Kyoto, a "traditional Japanese iced coffee, brewed for over 16 hours." Espressos, Americanos and affogatos join the cafe's signature lavender, Biscoff, mint mojito and Nutella lattes.
While food options are expected to expand to heartier lunch and breakfast snacks, currently they are serving croissants, bear claws, New York-style cheesecake and macarons in flavors such as caramel or passionfruit, vegan options of strawberry and raspberry lavender, plus chocolate-dipped upgrades.
The Bad Owl team is considering adding live entertainment in the future and are also seeking permission to serve wine and craft beer by the summer.