“You Deserve Warmth”: Lighthouse Donut, Coffee, & Dessert Co.

Are you a cozy cafe person? Maybe just a fan of good fresh homemade donuts? I know just the place for you this winter season. Tucked away in the heart of central Provo is a cozy little cafe called The Lighthouse. Everything from the food, to the ambience, to the wonderful people who work there, is warm and welcoming.

To be honest, I don’t know when winter is going to come this year, with it already the start of December and little to no snow. What gives? Even without snow, you can still cozy up to a nice cup of hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy the lovely winter.

I first fell in love with The Lighthouse the first time I went last winter. Not only was the food some of the best I’ve ever had, but they gave me foam art on my hot chocolate! As a non-coffee drinker, I felt amazingly appreciated. It turns out this was just the tip of the gold mine of joyful experiences I’d find going here.

Walking into The Lighthouse, you’ll be greeted with some instrumental music, sometimes Christmas music, sometimes hymns, and there are times when there is actual live music from the piano in their cafe. The owner, Rick and most of the rest of the staff are part of a local Mennonite community, a Christian community located in West Provo, near the new Provo airport. 

Last year, I had the privilege of attending their Christmas nativity, and it was just awesome! I’ve had a few really good conversations with Rick, the manager, and one thing he comes back to in running the restaurant is that he wants it to be an extension of God’s love to those who come. From my experience, their restaurant is definitely a reflection of that. 

From the calming instrumental music, to the art on the walls, to the bible verses on the walls and weekly interfaith bible studies held in their restaurant, The Lighthouse is a place many can feel comfortable at while enjoying a terrific meal. 

I hope this little love letter to my favorite cafe can help convince you to drop by and see what they’re all about. 

As a thank you for taking the time to learn more about an amazing local restaurant, I’m happy to include a coupon in the paper. This time, you get to enjoy their life-changing donuts, so you can get a free one with any purchase.

 *In case you’re asking, I love the sausage egg & cheese breakfast sandwich, hot chocolate, and glazed and maple donuts. I hope you come to love them as much as I do. 

Lighthouse Donut, Coffee, & Dessert Co. is located at  1528 North Freedom Blvd. Provo.

Tim Jafek
Tim Jafek
Tim Jafek is a local foodie working to make the Provo community better through sharing good food and great experiences. Give him a follow on Instagram @provo.local.foodie for his full list of recommendations, photos, and menus. He loves to collaborate with local restaurants.

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