Local businesses offer autumn festive fun

The Tea Cellar offers a variety of fall flavored desserts and teas to get in the autumn spirit.

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, News Editor

  With the onset of cool weather and Halloween on the way, many students may be in the mood for tasty fall treats, cozy decorations and snuggly flannel. Local businesses around the Cedar Falls area luckily offer an abundance of everything autumn. Check out the NI’s guide for some local fall favorites in businesses around Cedar Falls.

The Tea Cellar

The Tea Cellar located on State Street in Cedar Falls offers a variety of autumn themed drinks from their autumn apple spice latte, s’mores latte, sweet pumpkin pie latte and their new buttered popcorn latte. 

According to the Tea Cellar’s owner, Justeen Hill, “At the Tea Cellar, you won’t just get a cup of tea, you’ll have a “tea experience.” Tea is served from a single or double pot, with a scone or baked yummy if you choose, cream and sugar (if you desire), a timer to help you know how long to steep your tea, an old-fashioned cup and saucer unlike any other in the shop, all served on a tray.”

The Tea Cellar’s regular hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Sundays), and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe, located on Main Street in Cedar Falls, offers autumn treats and drinks for coffee and dessert lovers. Their variety of homemade pastries, caramel apple cider, pumpkin pie latte and cable knit chai are available to cozy up with this fall. 

According to Cup of Joe’s website, “(Cup of Joe is) a one-of-a-kind espresso bar with 1950’s flair, we feature direct and fair trade, organic, shade grown seasonal coffee, house made pastries including wheat free and vegan options, and weekly music and game night events. Whether an addicted regular, or a newbie, come down and enjoy a cup with us.”

Cup of Joe is open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Hurts Donuts

Hurts Donuts, located on 2nd Street in Cedar Falls, offers a variety of fun fall themed donuts. They have offered apple fritters, pumpkin pie donuts, candy corn donuts and apple cider donuts this year, and will have more flavors available throughout the fall. 

If one would like to pull a prank on a co-worker, friend or family member in the spirit of Halloween, Hurts Donuts can have Steve, their designated scary clown, deliver them a dozen donuts.

Hurts Donuts is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hatchlings and Hens

Looking for autumn crafts, decor or fall fashion? Hatchlings & Hens on Main Street in Cedar Falls has fall harvest products available in their store and on their online site.

Additionally, Hatchlings & Hens offers craft classes to create fun fall decor like wreaths.

Hatchlings & Hens is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pepper

Pepper, a boutique located on Main Street in Cedar Falls, offers an abundance of fall fashion and outfits to get in a festive spirit. New fall fits were added to their website last Thursday at shoppeppercf.com

Pepper is open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m-4 p.m.