Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe: Lakeville, MA
In the mood for a coffee and sweet treat? Somethin’s Brewin’ Book Café in Lakeville, MA is the place for you! Most recently Avery Oldach, realtor at Coldwell Banker ProGroup Realtors, sat down with co-owner, Jason Hebert, to get the inside scoop of his small business. Located at the intersection of Routes 18 and 105, the café is centrally located in Lakeville, MA.
Looking back at his college years at Bridgewater State University, Hebert and his roommates pondered on the thought of opening a coffee house as it was their goal. With graduation on the horizon they realized it was a great time to go for it. Coincidentally, during his time at BSU a local café was up for sale, the group pulled the trigger and it was the start of something new! Today, Hebert is also currently co-owner of his Bridgewater café: The Better Bean Coffee Company.
Dedicated to creating an environment specifically for the community, Somethin’s Brewin’ is the perfect spot for a quick treat, no matter the occasion! As the local community is so important, the café is always looking to bring in socially conscious products sourcing fresh/local goods, etc. Customers love the environment and community feel of the café. Locals come by for both leisure or work. Hebert also mentioned that time and time again his childhood friends from high school have come back to visit. Overall, his customers love the community engagement and feel of the café the most.
When asked what surprises him most about the business, Hebert had some interesting points. “It is very, very difficult as there is a significant amount of work that has to get done, and different areas need focus. You fully do not realize what is going on until you are there working the back of house,” said Hebert.
One major challenge Hebert faces most is maintaining the cafés inventory, as most foods are perishables. Reducing the amount of waste is one of the goals which is why they have implemented a composting system. The system has worked great thus far, which will continue.
When asked about the goals over the next year and moving forward, Hebert explained some exciting plans for the café. “While Lakeville is known as a commuter town, the goal is to move forward with a mobile ordering system focusing on convenience. As there are no plans for a drive-thru, mobile ordering is a great option as customers can pick up food and go on their way.”
In the area? Looking for a fresh brewed cup of coffee and delightful treat? Check out Somethin’s Brewin’ Book Café to relax, read a book, or meet some friends! You don’t want to miss out! Visit them at 241 Main St. Lakeville, MA 02347