Perk up your day

coffee_00New to Bolivar is the one of a kind drive-thru coffee shop, 3rd Coast Coffee. Located at 1136 Hwy. 87 at the corner of Sage Road, 3rd Coast Coffee offers a variety of flavorful coffees and espressos including the #1 selling espresso imported from Italy. “It’s sweet and light, like a medium roast that Americans are used to…this is real Italian espresso,” says owner and operator Mary Ferguson Bradford. The menu is also loaded with a delicious assortment of unique baked goods, including red velvet, pecan caramel, chocolate, and tiramisu cake cups, large chocolate chip cookies, and hand dipped cake balls.

Mary previously practiced law in Beaumont and has had a home in Bolivar for years. She now lives here full time. She has always dreamed of opening her own coffee shop and working with her son, 22 year old David Bradford, the head in-house baker. “He’s a very careful and fastidious, clean baker,” says the proud mother.

Stop by and say hello to Mary and David, and try the #1 selling espresso imported from Italy

Stop by and say hello to Mary and David, and try the #1 selling espresso imported from Italy

Mary had no prior experience with this type of undertaking, though she had her hand on every aspect of this business creation. She followed all the extensive rules and regulations, got all permits herself, moved the building to its location on the Peninsula, elevated it and worked closely with builder Mike Comeaux to finalize the project. And now, after nearly four years of working on this new venture, Mary and David have opened their ingenious ramp-up beach coffee shop. “I’m thrilled to finally be open. Latte is what we do!” said Mary.

Mary worked with a close friend and designer/sculptor from Czechoslovakia, Katerina Pinosova, to create the 3rd Coast Coffee Shop signature coffee mug displayed on the sign out front. Katerina began the design with a wire frame armature, and developed it into the unique design that represents 3rd Coast Coffee.

Katerina Pinosova created the 3rd Coast Coffee Shop original coffee mug displayed on the sign out front.

Katerina Pinosova created the 3rd Coast Coffee Shop original coffee mug displayed on the sign out front. Katerina has done other outdoor sculptures on Bolivar Peninsula, and has a couple of her concrete sculptures/planters on consignment at the Gallery By The Gulf.

Stop by and say hello to Mary and David. Drive through for a latte and bagel while running around on the peninsula, or on your way to the ferry, and all times in between. 3rd Coast Coffee is open Tuesday to Friday, 7 am – 3 pm, and 8 am – 3 pm on weekends.

First, check out the menu board...

First, check out the menu board…

...then drive up the ramp...

…then drive up the ramp…

...and Mary will take your order.

…and Mary will take your order.


[3-28-2016]

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6 Responses to “Perk up your day”

  1. Stevi says:

    Thank you Mary for the best Texas Pecan Latte ever…. You are such a sweet lady and you have the biggest sweetest smile to greet people with.

  2. Diane Riley says:

    Congrats Mary and David! Will see you for sure next time in Texas! So excited for you both!

  3. Marcy Rothman says:

    See you when I get out of trial in June.

  4. Merrick Stern says:

    Can’t wait to come have a cup of coffee with you!

  5. Bitsy Rice says:

    Congratulations, Mary and David! Wishing you all the best with your exciting new venture!!

  6. Maggie Reynolds says:

    Fabulous!! Congrats to Mary and David

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