August 25, 2011
Storytime at the Stone Coffee House
When looking for a good storytime but be sure to add The Stone Coffee Bar in Gruene to your list of stops. They have been providing a storytime on Wednesdays at 11am and they're doing a great job! The storytime actually takes place in an adjacent room right next to the actual coffee shop, which is really nice and puts a mother's worries at ease that her child may disrupt anyone trying to enjoy a cup of joe in peaceful quiet. The room is a little on the smaller side but seats about 10-12 kids plus parents comfortably. At the start of storytime, the children were given pieces of paper and larger sized crayons to draw with during the storytime. This worked wonders with my own child who I was concerned wouldn't sit through a whole story and really helped to keep himself occuppied while listening. Listening didn't seem to be a problem though because the storyteller was engaging, fun, used lots of expressions, and really did an awesome job at keeping the kids interested. The storytime lasted about 30min and a total of 3 books were read which was plenty for the age range of kids who were there. Had I known ahead of time, I would of brought a sack lunch to enjoy after storytime while sitting out on their beautiful patio courtyard. I did manage to purchase a green mint iced tea which was excellent and look forward to trying out some of their other menu items which include coffee's, tea's, smoothies and juices as well as some pastry items. We'll definitely be back again and would recommend this storytime!