NORFOLK, Va. - Cure Coffeehouse in Norfolk is where people have met, started new relationships and gone on first dates, according to the store's creative manager, Kari Austin.
To continue that mission, Cure Coffeehouse is hosting its sixth annual "Galentine's Day Brunch," a spin from the show Parks and Recreation that coined the term. The faux holiday was to give female friends a day to celebrate their friendships.
Cure Coffeehouse's "Galentine's Day Brunch" replaces their traditional menu for a day. The one-day menu consists of items such as waffles with toppings like strawberries and cream cheese spread, cocktails and other items.
The coffee shop said they welcome anyone, including singles, to attend and perhaps forge a new relationship.
Among some of the relationships formed include Austin and her husband. She was a barista at the time and her husband was a regular customer. They have been married since October 2020.
Another love story involves Jen Adams and her husband, David. Jen said they had their first date at Cure Coffeehouse in the fall of 2020. Fast forward to February 28, 2020, when they got married at the coffeehouse because David, who is with the Navy, was going to be stationed in Japan where they currently reside.
"When we met at Cure for the first time, I think we both felt an instant connection.," Adams told News 3. "We sat there for probably four hours just drinking coffee and sharing information about our lives and we just had so much in common. From that day forward we were almost inseparable."
Their wedding took place at Cure Coffeehouse after the couple proposed the idea to the store. The staff decorated the store for them and customers who happened to be there cheered along.
The "Galentine's Day Brunch" will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cure's location in Norfolk - 503 Botetourt Street.