Business Spotlight: Happiness Within


Whether it is a hot summer day or a chilly morning in December, coffee is a perfect pick-me-up to carry someone through the day. However, coffee is not a go-to for everyone. That is how Happiness Within on Helper Main Street meets everyone’s needs. Ranging from tea, coffee, Italian sodas, and premium desserts, this coffee shop has a treat for everyone’s palate.

A couple years ago, Cindi Curry, owner of the popular  Balance Rock Eatery, had a vision for the building that now houses Happiness Within. The expert architecture, including wooden floors and brick walls, would make for a perfect setting for a coffee shop after some new additions like local art and comfortable chairs to lounge in by the fire. After renovations and plenty of hard work, Happiness Within opened in June 2012.

Now, a year later, the quaint coffee shop still offers the basics plus more. The baristas at the shop expertly create concoctions from the menu, but enjoy experimenting as well. A customer can request any combination of items and a barista will happily whip up a tasty treat. “We enjoy trying new things and experimenting,” said general manager Natalee Maynes. “Many of these experiments have now become signature drinks on the menu.” One of the most popular signature items on the menu is named after a Helper legend: the White Lady. This drink may be served hot or cold, like most drinks at the shop, and is a combination of white chocolate, coffee, and Irish cream.

Located at 153 South Main Street in Helper, Happiness Within is a great place for a morning cup of joe and a quick breakfast or an after dinner dessert (either in the form of a drink, cookie, or cake). Stop in, like the shop on Facebook, or give them a call at (435)472-2326. Happiness Within is open Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-8p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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