As of this week, 24-hour coffee shop culture returns to Denton.
According to the Facebook page for Big Mike's Coffee, the new venture by former Voyager's Dream owner Mike Sutton is now open and running. The North Texas Daily jumped on news in August that the first coffee shop near the UNT campus to stay open all night since the days of smoky Kharma Cafe would take over the prime spot on Hickory Street.
Big Mike's offers free wi-fi and carries some of the treasures Sutton's novelty shop used to sell, like jewelry and tapestries, according to the report. Besides espresso drinks and organic and fair trade coffees, an employee clued us in to cheesecake brownies and chocolate cake at the counter for showgoers and students who've resigned themselves to another dinner at Taco Cabana or Pita Pit after midnight.
Check back for details on a Grand Opening party slated for Saturday evening.
Big Mike's is at 1306 W. Hickory St. in Denton.