Reviews: Muddy Cup and Good L’Oven Cookie Shop

26 Jan

So, it’s basically Snowmaggedon 2.0 this week if you are anywhere in the Northeastern part of the United States.  I’m into it.  I wish we had this weather in December, but you know what, I’M NOT IN CHARGE OF THIS STUFF.  But you know what I am in charge of?  Finding AWESOME coffee spots in my new neighborhood. Because delightfully tasty, warm drinks and baked goods go well with a blizzard, ya dig?

If you’re from the Avalon or Bellevue area, I am happy to report that there is a new Muddy Cup on Lincoln Ave. and it’s got a delicious little neighbor.



I absolutely love the charm of Muddy Cup.  I liked the old Muddy Cup and I love the new Muddy Cup just as much.  My eyes didn’t know where to settle, I wanted to take in everything!!  I found that they had lots of drink options and the pricing was right in line with most of the other coffee places I frequent.  I decided to try something completely different than I normally order (an iced Americano) because sometimes you just need some hot comfort on a cold day, amiright?  I ordered a specialty latte, the Banana Foster.  Ummmm YUM.  Banana and cinnamon?  Hell yes.  All of it, give it to me.


Unlike some other coffee places which shall not be named, there is tons of light in this place so you could actually read a book or a newspaper without going blind.  If you know me in real life, you know that I’m a huge coffee snob and I give this place 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Take a look:






Adorable, all around.  Bonus:  the owner is super friendly!  Check out the Muddy Cup Facebook page and give them a like – I love supporting small business owners, don’t you??

While she was making our drinks, we noticed that the Good L’Oven Cookie Shop was in an adjoining room.


Both spaces had such a wonderful mix of antique pieces, one-of-a-kind vintage charm, and just oozed character.  I could’ve hung out all day and checked everything out!  Actually I kept joking with the owner that I wanted her to decorate my apartment.  Not only did Good L’Oven have JARS FULL OF GIANT COOKIES, granola bars, and biscotti, they had an assortment of other items for sale by local artisans.  Jewelry, jams, honey, I mean I couldn’t even tell you everything she had!




Can you even?  I can’t.  You should check them out on the Good L’Oven Facebook page, which they seem to keep up-to-date with what baked goods are in stock.  She does special orders for events if you’re in need of something specific.  I can’t wait to try all the different flavor and I will absolutely be picking some up for Valentine’s Day.  You know, for myself.  Because I’m single.  It’s okay to eat your feelings on Valentine’s Day – that’s a universal rule.

If you’re in the area, I absolutely insist that you stop by and try a cookie.

419 Lincoln Ave.  Bellevue, PA 15202


6 Responses to “Reviews: Muddy Cup and Good L’Oven Cookie Shop”

  1. luminouszest February 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    wow!!! awesome! thanks for sharing:)

  2. Gretchen | Gretchruns February 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing!! I grew up in Brighton Heights, so I would go over to Bellevue all the time. I haven’t been in a while, but I might have to check this out next time I visit my parents!

    • SOLEfortheSoul March 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

      Awesome, let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Michael Allica March 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    This totally reads as a promotional piece. Pics were set up so it appears this review was paid for and not just a visit review

    • SOLEfortheSoul March 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Well Michael, I’m sorry to upset you but it wasn’t! 🙂 I just showed up for coffee (which I paid for) and left with a new favorite. The owner didn’t even know I was a blogger until I shared my post on Facebook.

    • SOLEfortheSoul March 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

      Also, I’m taking that comment about the pics as a compliment to my photography skills! BOOYAH!!

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