If you haven’t visited their coffee shop in the southeast, there’s a good chance you’ve still managed to spot their grumpy faced icon around town, scowling on the outside of the Grouchy John's Coffee truck. The team celebrated five years of business at their Maryland Parkway store in March and are now expanding to a second location 15 miles to the northwest, inside the former home of the Wake Up Coffee Cafe.
Grouchy John's will fill a 1,690-square-foot corner site at the Charleston Festival retail center, in the same building as the Moko Ramen Bar and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The coffee shop will also be using the built in drive-thru, drawing customers to the intersection of Charleston and Torrey Pines and facing the College of Southern Nevada campus.
To introduce themselves to the neighborhood, the coffee truck has been frequently parked outside the front door, serving smoothies, espresso and frappes while they remodel the interior.
In addition to hot and cold specialties, like the “Shirley Temple of Doom” matcha green tea smoothie, the original location also serves muffins, pastries, donuts, bagels, oatmeal and wraps with ingredients like “chipotle chicken.”
The current plan is to debut before the end of June.