If you enjoy flowers AND coffee, you'll definitely want to check out this new business in Cedar Rapids!

Thanks to a new article from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, we now know about a new place called Kismet Coffee & Bloom that is set to open very soon here in the Corridor! The new business is located inside the Dostal House at 1000 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids.

Kismet Coffee & Bloom is focused on two things: coffee and flowers! A recent Facebook post reads:

"While we’re not open yet, we’re working to make flower + coffee dreams come true! Think of us like your local flower & coffee elves… making magic with what makes you happy!"

There is no official opening date listed for Kismet Coffee & Bloom just yet, but the article from the Gazette says the new shop plans to open later this month. If you'd like to get a sneak peek look at some of their products, you can check out the Porch Party happening this Friday during the 2021 Cider Stroll. Their Facebook page says guests can check out their "Flower Bar," plus they'll be serving up Apple Carrot Tonics, which is one of their fall specials. You can get updates from Kismet on the official Facebook page HERE.

The annual Cider Stroll is happening in the NewBo and Czech Village area this Friday, October 15th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event features "cider & apple-themed samples, products, and food as you tour through the retail shops and restaurants of the Main Street District." Some of the participating businesses include Lion Bridge, Fong's Pizza, Dot + Dash Boutique, Parlor City Pub & Eatery, the Funky Zebras, and more. You can get more details on the event HERE.

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