Coffee for a quarter
July 4, 2008 · Updated 10:27 AM
business owner giving customers a break.
With commuters feeling record-breaking pain at the pump, Uptown Mikes N.Y. Hot Dogs with Attitude owner Mike Lipson is ensuring they fill up without busting the bank.
Starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, ferry commuters, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers and anyone else looking for a good, honest cup of coffee can head down to the Bremerton Boardwalk and do just that.
Were offering a good cup of coffee for a quarter, Lipson said. For $3.50 you can get an egg, bacon and cheese bagel and a cup of coffee.
Coffee is free with the purchase of any bagel, and all of the food will be made to order in keeping with the high standards customers have come to expect, he said.
Well be making fresh cream cheeses every morning, including veggie dip, and well be adding flavors along the way, he said.
With a large number of commuters heading to Seattle on the 6:20 a.m. ferry, Lipson said he aims to give them an affordable breakfast that wont pinch their pocketbooks.
People are already paying too much at the pump and they dont need to pay $3 or $4 for a cup of coffee, he said.
Instead of frilly, foamy designer coffees, Uptown Mikes coffee will be a different cup of joe, he said.
Its a good honest cup of coffee New York style with no frills, he said. Just straight coffee.
Although the winter season wasnt the easiest for the eatery, Lipson said Bremerton has been good to him and the restaurant has developed a strong loyal following.
Bremertons been good to us, and this a way to give something back to the community, he said.