“It smells divine!” says Kathy Nelson while entering Jaeger Coffee House on Vine. And indeed it does. With a swing of the door, the smell of fresh baked goods and coffee envelops your nostrils, luring you toward a glass case full of homemade goodies just waiting to be eaten. The warm colored walls and pictures scattered about them make Jaeger Coffee House feel like home within seconds of arrival.
Jim and Sharon Scott opened their doors last Friday as a test run, and their official opening will be on Friday, Jan. 4. They are currently just serving breakfast items and will start serving soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts on their official opening day.
“We are truly a coffee house,” said Sharon. “We have all the good coffees—espresso, cappuccino, mochas, lattés—whatever you want, we can make it.”
Although Jaeger Coffee House ultimately showcases good food and drinks, they will also be showcasing art on occasion. Their first art show will be January 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. where they will feature painter Nyle Gordon of Ethel.
“Macon just needed a coffee house really bad,” said Sharon. “It’s a good fit for this community as a nice place for people to come and spend time together.”
And you are probably wondering about the name. Well, the building Jaeger Coffee House inhabits was originally named and was Jaeger Hardwear. It was built in 1904. “Jaeger is still at the top of the building,” said Sharon. “It’s basically history of the building.”