Iowa’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery

When you want to enjoy a great cup of coffee in an environment that’s safe for everyone, there’s no better coffee shop to turn to in Sibley than The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery.

The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery has received almost 175 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 97.88 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Iowa!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Brenda is doing such a wonderful job with The Lantern. I always appreciate the kind and helpful service, and the delicious baked goods are always ready to go for us when we get there, too! [This is a] great place [with] great people!!” – Ben J.
Not Your Average Coffee Shop

Brenda, the owner of The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery apart from the many other coffee shops in Iowa. Brenda told us that The Lantern is a nonprofit that was started in 2010, and for every member of the team at The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery, their customers truly matter.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Brenda had to say:

“We come together as a community and love one another. I think fellowship is a big part of that.”
Building Success Through Great Service and Coffee

When we asked Brenda about The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she attributed it to the great service and coffee they offer their customers:

“We care about the people coming in the door, and we want them to know that we care. And of course, we have great coffee. We roast our own beans and offer fresh pastries, croissants, and salads. We have a small menu but we keep it manageable and try to do it well. I only hire kind people — the people who make me feel good in the interview.”
Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery has spread the word about who they are and what they do by being featured as one of the best coffee shops in Iowa’s Best Magazine.

Clearly, Brenda knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“I know that our sales are better when we keep a presence online. Get it out there; get it out there!”
Congratulations to the team at The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brenda, for taking the time to speak with us!

Visit the The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery website here.