It took me awhile, but I think I have finally found a replacement for my beloved Blackhorse–Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea. The small, local coffee shop only has a few shops around Virginia and meets my biggest qualification: amazing cappuccinos!
According to their website, the owner
…decided to open a retail coffee store in Roanoke, based on his own ideas and on coffeeshops he’d seen in his home state of Washington. As a result, Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea was one of the first coffeeshops east of the Mississippi to roast its beans on site.
Since the opening of Mill Mountain’s flagship store in 1990, we have become Virginia’s premier independently owned coffee company. Our success relies solely on the principle of selling only the freshest, highest-quality coffee beans available — and the thousands of cups of coffee and bags of beans we sell each day are a testament to Mill Mountain’s quality.
They also have scones, cake, pastries, bagels, cheesecake, breakfast sandwiches, and even deli sandwiches and soups for lunch.
Their breakfast sandwiches are simple but definitely tasty and the chocolate chip scone is loaded with chocolate chips, just the way I like it. So while I’m still searching for a spinach feta croissant replacement (and don’t even get me started on Gus’s…), my cappuccino loving self is now happily content.
You can find out more information about Mill Mountain on their website here!