Last November, Black & Brew signed a lease with the city  to operate a coffee shop and café inside the Lakeland Public Library as part of a big Lakeland Public Library remodel project.

“Black & Brew is tentatively scheduled to open its doors next Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00am” says owner, Chris McArthur. 

 The new café offers its own unique menu with several seasonal items from the downtown location and other classic favorites. This location will also feature Lakeland-favorite brands such as Patriot Coffee and A Cow Named MOO ice cream sandwiches, and The Hyppo gourmet ice pops from St Augustine.

Interior design by Kristina Jesse.



Here is a sneak peek of the menu!


  • Avocado Toast 
  • Greek 
  • Strawberry & Local Honey
  • Deviled Egg
  • Cinnamon Sugar Toast 
  • Strawberry Banana Nutella


  • CB&J
  • B.L.T-ish
  • Caprese


  • Pickled Beet & Chevre
  • Green Goddess
  • Ahi Tuna & Watermelon Radish

Small Bites

  • Fresh Veggies 
  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Man n’ Cheese
  • Quinoa Salad
  • Feta Olive & Tomato Salad


  • A Cow Named Moo / Lakeland Made Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • The Hyppo Ice Pops / St. Pete Made Ice Pops



  • Espresso
  • Americano
  • Cortado
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Vanilla Latte
  • Mocha
  • Caramel Machiato
  • White Mocha

Coffee, Tea & More

  • Brewed Coffee
  • Cold Brew
  • TeBella Teas
  • Iced Green Tea
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sparkling Cascara Cold Brew
  • Bottled Water

Craft Sodas

  • Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
  • Lucky Lime 
  • Blackberry Sage 
  • Guava Berry Mint


  • Coffee
  • Mocha
  • Caramel
  • White Mocha
  • Java Chip
  • Heath Bar Mocha

Black & Brew at Lakeland Public Library
1000 Lake Morton Dr. 
Lakeland Public Library
: Mon-Fri: 7-9, Sat: 8-9, Sun: 10-5