Customers at Honey’s Frozen Desserts in Goshen can now enjoy breakfast pastries, oatmeal, parfaits and smoothies in addition to the shop’s popular array of frozen yogurts.
A new coffee bar at the shop is also brewing up tea, bubble tea, pour-over coffee and espresso.
“This opens up a whole new world for morning people and coffee drinkers,” said Honey’s general manager Kelly Huffman, who owns the business with her husband, Randy Huffman.
A wall was removed to make room for the espresso bar, which serves coffee from Refinery Coffee Co. in Goshen and Rising Star Coffee Roasters out of Cleveland, Ohio (which is owned by Huffman’s brother).
Pastries, which include Danishes and cinnamon rolls, come from The Baker’s Nook in Elkhart.
With the new menu come new hours — the shop now opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon Sunday. Ice cream, however, is not served until 11 a.m.
Honey’s began serving breakfast food last month, and has been serving pour-over coffee since April. Even though tea has been on the menu for a while, the bubble tea is a new treat. With origins in Taiwan, the sweet drink has a black tea or green tea base mixed with milk and tapioca balls.
Honey’s serves more than 40 varieties of tea from all over the world. One of her favorites is David Rio chai from San Francisco. “Personally, it’s the best Chai I’ve ever had,” Huffman said.
Huffman said she takes pride in selecting what she believes are the very best ingredients for the food and beverages she serves. “I’m a stickler for quality,” she said. “We’re hearing some really good things—we’re excited about some of these products.”
Oatmeal at Honey’s, which is served hot and used in parfaits, is made from Umpqua Oats. Huffman said that adding oatmeal to make parfaits was a no-brainer.
“We have fresh fruit anyway,” she said, so adding parfaits to the menu was not much of a stretch. Including fruit, 80 toppings are offered to aid customers in building their own parfaits.
Huffman said that Honey’s, like other businesses in Linway Plaza, is familiar with an overcrowded parking lot, especially on weekend evenings. But an unintended byproduct of opening at 7 a.m. is that parking is much more plentiful — a positive for the busy commuter stopping in for a quick bite.
Honey’s donates 10 percent of all of its profits to Grace English School, a Christian school in Assam, India, which provides an affordable education to marginalized children. The Huffmans visit the school often, and during their visits to India they explore new teas to bring back home to Indiana.
Honey’s is located at 620 W. Lincoln Ave. in Goshen’s Linway Plaza. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Did you know?
The official name of Honey’s is actually Milk & Honey, Inc., a reference to the Biblical namesake of Goshen, “a land of milk and honey.”