Even with the scorching heat, summer is a time to enjoy and explore this slice of the Gulf Coast that we call ‘home’! You can discover your next favorite place, including restaurants, shops, bars, parks and more. At Bay Breeze Apartment Homes, we have many local businesses that we love to support. There are too many to name, so we will list our top five favorites!
Page & Palette Bookstore in Downtown Fairhope, AL
This local bookstore is a favorite for many citizens of the Eastern Shore community, and for good reason! Owned and operated by a family for three generations, the bookstore has served as a Fairhope landmark for the last 40 years. We love this business for its history and fun environment. Page & Palette is open 7 days a week and is also home to Latte Da Cafe and the Book Cellar bar. Don’t be a stranger! Stop by and experience the vibrant atmosphere that this business has to offer.
Jubilee Gift Shop in Daphne, AL
Are you a procrastinator who buys gifts at the last minute? Or, do you over-prepare and have your Christmas shopping knocked out by October? No matter your type of planning, the Jubilee Gift Shop in Daphne has your back! Operating since 1989, this little gift shop exceeds expectations with its large selection of home decor, accessories, clothing, candles, jewelry and more. It made the list because of its excellent customer service and products. You can visit it in person off HWY 98, or shop online!
Guido’s Restaurant in Downtown Daphne, AL
Whether you are an adventurous eater or you play it safe, Guido’s Restaurant is the perfect spot for dinner! The chalkboard menu changes daily, so you can try a new dish or find a comfortable favorite. While you sit inside, you will love the ambiance and the view of downtown Daphne. Afterward, you can take a walk outside and visit the statue of Daphne next door! We enjoy this restaurant because of its food, service and location.
Soul Caffeine in Daphne, AL and Mobile, AL
Coffee is the perfect way to start the day, no matter the weather. If you haven’t already, you should try Soul Caffeine, a local coffee shop! They just recently opened a second location off Government Boulevard in Mobile, AL, so you can grab a cup, no matter which side of the bay you are on. You will love the comforting atmosphere, the delicious flavors, the soft music and the excellent staff. It is definitely good for the soul!
Fairhope Soap Company in Fairhope, AL
We all deserve a little spa treatment, especially after a day in the hot, sweltering sun. The next time that you find yourself in downtown Fairhope, you should visit the Fairhope Soap Company! You can feel good about shopping their products because they are locally owned and operated by a degreed chemist with 10 years of experience in the industry. You can browse their selection of soaps, bubbles, scrubs, candles and bath accessories in person or online.
Bay Breeze Apartment Homes emphasizes the importance of community. That includes focusing on supporting local businesses! We hope that this blog inspired your next shopping trip.
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