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Cafe Arts in Highland, NY

cafe arts, Highland NY

Last week Abby girl shared some thrifty, boutique style stores in the Hudson Valley. However, there was one place we found that has so much more than boutique or thrift store items. A true unique local destination, Cafe Arts in Highland, NY.

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When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by the owner, Kelly McGinnis in her very quaint shop. She was helping a customer with a vintage denim vest, and cowboy boot options. FYI she has a ton of boots in the front window right now! When he showed his flip-flop feet, she offered him a pair of her socks she just happened to have on hand. Don't worry, freshly washed! Some serious down-home hospitality happening here.


store pics

Kelly, was happy and very inviting. When Abby expressed she was hungry, the owner went in the kitchen and opened a container of muffins. They were two dollars each. She offered to warm it up and even asked Abby if she wanted butter on it. She presented it on this adorable vintage cake stand in slices and we loved the presentation. Without even asking, she brought us each water. She even had music playing from a local musician that played recently at Cafe Arts. Abby didn't like it but she can be a tough critic.


glorious muffins

We shared some great stories with awesome laughs. We connect on Instagram a lot so it's always nice when you can connect in person. Before going, Abby Girl taught the owner, Kelly,  some very cool dance moves.

Dance Moves

Outside, Abby danced some more and I tried really hard to snap a picture of her in front of the store. However, sometimes I think it's easier to capture a picture of Bigfoot. She's a blur running by in her heeled cowgirl boots. This girl's boots were definitely made for walking.

a blur

Go checkout Cafe Arts! There is so much more there than I was able to capture in these pictures. They have a small grocery section complete with some local selections. They have lots of local art on the walls and local jewelry too. Then of course the vintage/hippie types clothes and things like the muffins (not made there). If you stop in, tell her Abby girl sent you!


FYI while there, Kelly noted that there are some other wonderful local businesses to explore and after you eat a muffin, you might want to go walk on the rail trail. Us? ... Well, we ended up at Burger King which resulted in a bad case of heartburn and they didn't even put my onions on my burger. Should've stayed local! Onto our next adventure!

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